Stated the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of serene beauty snuggled in the scenic west hills of Portland, Oregon. The garden was designed by Professor Takuma Tono, one of the most important Japanese landscape architects of his time. Composed of five distinct garden styles—the Stroll Garden, the Tea Garden, the Natural Garden, the Flat Garden and the Sand and Stone Garden are designed to bring a sense of peace, tranquility and harmony with nature.
Three of the essential elements used to create the garden are stone, the “bones” of the landscape; water, the life-giving force; and plants, the tapestry of the four seasons. Japanese garden designers feel that good stone composition is one of the most important elements in creating a well-designed garden. Secondary elements include pagodas, stone lanterns, water basins, arbors, and bridges. Japanese gardens are asymmetrical in design and reflect nature in idealized form.
Traditionally, human scale is maintained throughout so that one always feels part of the environment and not overpowered by it. The skilled placement of arbors, bridges, stone lanterns, pagodas, steps and water basins determines how to incorporate architectural elements into your home landscape. Walking through the grounds and discovering little gems along the way, you get a sense of peace, harmony, and tranquility and you will experience the feeling of being a part of nature.Visit Japanese garden, this is exquisitely striking garden in the middle of the city. When you walk through the gate it is like walking into another world, enjoyable and very peaceful.