London is home to some of the finest parks and gardens which help you escape the hustle and bustle of a busy city. The prefect place to relax, rejuvenate and appreciate natural beauty. The Kyoto Garden is one such gem. Located within the Holland Park, a 22 hectare green space in Kensington, London. Let’s discover Kyoto Garden – The Best Parks in London.
History of Kyoto Garden – The Best Parks in London.
Holland Park has played an important part in the history of London. The Park is centered around Holland House previously known as Cope Castle and home to some of the most powerful families and diplomats. It was built in 1605, but but the building was largely damaged in the Second World War.The grounds around the house were finally bought by the County Council of London and serves as a large public park.
Holland Park is home to various gardens, sports facilities, cafes and a restaurant but the gem of the crown is Kyoto Garden – The Best Parks in London.
About Kyoto Garden – The Best Parks in London.
The Kyoto Garden is a traditional Japanese themed garden that was inaugurated by Prince Charles and The Crown Prince of Japan in September 1991. The garden was a gift from the city of Kyoto to commemorate the friendship between Japan and Great Britain.
Kyoto Garden is designed on the basis of a traditional Japanese garden by the well-known Japanese designer Shoji Nakahara to celebrate the Japan Festival in London.
What is there to see in Kyoto Garden – The Best Parks in London.
The garden features a serene pond full of beautiful koi carp and a beautiful rock waterfall. Decorated with traditional Japanese stone lanterns and a stone pathway which transports you to a tranquil Zen space in the middle of a busy city.
The garden is also known for its colourful blossom trees and the famous peacocks, yes that’s right the park is home to a few gorgeous peacocks. This is one of the reasons I would add Kyto Garden on my list of – The Best Parks in London.
How do I get to Kyoto Garden?
The closest Tube station to the Kyoto Garden is Holland Park on the Central line. Other nearby Tube stations are Kensington High Street and Notting Hill Gate on the Circle, District and Central line.
Is Kyoto Garden London Free? Kyoto Garden like most open spaces in London is free to enter.
Details of Kyoto Garden – The Best Parks in London.
Located in: Holland Park.
Address: Holland park, Holland Park Ave, Kensington, London W11 4UA, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7361 3003
Opening hours of Kyoto Garden. Holland Park is open daily from 7:30 am and 30 minutes before dusk.
The garden is a great place to visit with the family or friends and enjoy nature at its best. I was amazed to see the peacocks in this garden and we were lucky enough to watch them flaunt their impressive colourful feathers.
Kyoto Garden London is designed as a Kaiyushiki style garden, a strolling garden in Japanese.
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