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Friday, May 31, 2013

Washington Park's Japanese Garden in Portland

The Japanese Garden in Portland's Washington Park covers 5 1/2 acres in the hills west of the city.  Opened on June 1, 1967, it was built on the site of Portland's former zoo. The garden is on Sunset magazine's list of top 13 public gardens in the U.S.

It's a lovely garden, very peaceful and serene.

Wisteria was in bloom, hanging from a large arch that you enter through

It can take up to 4 hours to rake this design into the sand. How do they do it without leaving footprints?

A view of Portland

Hope you enjoyed this peaceful walk through the greenery. Tomorrow: Lan Su Garden


  1. Wow, lovely photos of a most beautiful garden! I really love the waterfall and the pond surrounded by the JMs is gorgeous

  2. Definitely my favorite of Portland's "public" must try to visit in the's jaw-droppingly gorgeous!

  3. This has got to be one of the loveliest gardens I have seen...if you hadn't said it was in Portland I would not have known that as it is out of this world. A place you can spend hours and hours the zen garden!


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