Todays images are of the Japanese Garden at the Clingendael estate taken during the last weekend of the Autumn opening of the garden.
Having observed the Japanese garden during this years autumn opening, the seasonal change to the foliage, to the vibrant red and gold colours of autumn has been slow to develop for the gardens Japanese trees and shrubs, with most of colour metamorphosis occurring over last few days. This maybe more than due to the warmer than expected climate that we have been experiencing.
The Japanese Garden was created by the former owner of the Clingendael country estate Marguerite M. Baronesse van Brienen, also known as Lady Daisy at the start of the twentieth century.
Due to the fragile nature of The Japanese Garden it is open to the public only for a short period of time each year, six weeks in late spring and two weeks in the autumn.
This year 2011 the Japanese Garden was open:
Spring Opening: 30 april to 12 juni 2011, daily from 9.00 – 20.00
Autumn Opening: 15 to 30 oktober 2011, daily from 10.00 – 16.00
See Japanese Garden 2012 Opening Times
Todays photographs were taken on 29 October 2011.
For additional images of the Japanese Garden taken during the autumn opening.