36: Get Zen in Kyoto Gardens


Kyoto Gardens

With July’s warm days, I find myself looking for shade and fresh air in gardens, parks and green spaces of all kinds. An enchanting and often forgotten one of them is Kyoto Gardens. It is set in the heart of Holland Park, a calm and fine park welcoming pigeons and peacocks alike and located in one of London’s poshest neighbourhoods (see the post on Holland’s Park here).

Peacock in Holland Park

The Park is named after Holland House, a mansion visited by Lord Byron and Disraeli in its finest hours at the end of the 19th century. Though no ghost can be found in the sterilised ruins, the new Japanese garden, inaugurated in 1991, is a haven of peace. With its pond and waterfall, stone lantern and small bridge, is a pleasant place to pause.

Waterfall in Kyoto Gardens

Nearest Tube Station: Holland Park

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One response to “36: Get Zen in Kyoto Gardens

  1. OMG…its really a amazing and lovely post….i think when a person who read this post feeling so good and want to visit this type of wonderful places as soon as possible …well this post giving superb information about Nature…

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