I planned to have a short visit in Hala Ludowa. But in the end I found myself from zoo and realized that exploring this part of city will take a whole day.
Take your time and visit zoo, Japanese garden, and huge park of Szczytnicki all next to Hala Ludowa.
Ogrod Japonski (Japanese Garden) is located in Szczytnicki Park close to Hala Stulecia (Centennial Hall). It was established for World Exhibition in 1913, neglected during communist era and restored to its original beauty in 1996. Unfortunately, just a few months after restoration, garden was severely damaged during the Flood of the Millennium in 1997. Another restoration took place and garden is open to the public since 1999.
Thanks to the help of Japanese specialists, the entire work corresponds to the style of Japanese garden art down to the fine details. Each element of the renewed garden has its place and meaning - which is often not visible to Europeans. Wroclaw has a real piece of Japanese culture, something unique in this part of the world.
The garden is open daily between April 1st and October 31st from 9:00 AM till 7:00 PM, ticket costs 3 PLN (May 2008).
The beautiful japanese garden is located in a part of the Park Szczytnicki.
the main gate, yumendo boshi (wooden bridge), azumaya (tea pavillon), some islands, taiko bashi (arch bridge), otoko daki ( male cascade)
The Japanese Garden was constructed for the 1913 World Fair. The garden was originally the work of Count Fritz von Hochberg and Mankichi Arai but gradually became run down over the years. In 1994 it was decided to restored the garden but after its reconstruction it was unfortunately destroyed during a flood in 1997. The garden was rebuilt with aid from Nagoya and finished in 1997. The centre piece of the gardens is a pond with a bridge from which you can stand and watch the fish. The silence is broken by the sound of waterfalls and the ducks on the pond. There are some areas to sit but no other facilities. The garden is open from April till October.
Japanese Garden is an excellent destination for all nature lovers and those who appreciate tranquillity. Especially beautiful in spring and summer, it attracts Wroclaw residents and tourists alike.
Japanese Garden was founded in 1913 by count Fritz von Hochberg who was an enthusiast of Far East. Unfortunately, the Garden was destroyed during WWII and the only things that remained were the paths, pond and a small southern part.
Wroclaw inhabitants wanted to reconstruct the Garden after the war but lacked the knowledge and experience to make it 'truly Japanese'. No wonder that Japanese gardeners didn't approve of the efforts and suggested their own solutions. At last a new Japanese Garden was completed with a picturesque bridge, Japanese lanterns and tea pavillion. The official opening took place in May 1997 and merely two months later a disaster struck. Great flood destroyed everything. It seemed that this time Wroclaw would have to give up the idea of the Garden. But the Japanese gardeners from Nagoya decided to help. The result? Come and see...
Some Wroclaw inhabitants are very proud of the Japanese Garden we have got here. Japan is famous for cherry blossom. It's Japan's unofficial national flower.
Are cherry trees in the Japanese Garden in Wroclaw?
Can the Japanese People celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival in the Japanese Garden in Wroclaw?
Come over and look for the cherry trees!
The Japanese Garden is one of few traces of the World Exhibition in 1913 . Prepared and set up by a most notable Japan connoisseur and enthusiast, count Fritz von Hochberg, together with Japanese gardener Mankichi Arai, it was a jewel of the exhibition. However, many of the Japanese-style details were borrowed for the time of the exhibition and have since been removed. In 1994 the Wroclaw authorities decided to restore the garden. The Japanese Embassy in Warsaw was asked for essential help. The request met keen interest from the Japanese Ambassador - Mr. Nagao HyodIn 1996 the restoration work started in cooperation with Japanese specialists from Nagoya (gardeners, stone arrangement architects, garden architects, etc.) Thanks to the presence of Japanese specialists, the entire work corresponds to the style of Japanese garden art down to the fine details. Each element of the renewed garden has its place and meaning - which is often not visible to Europeans. The garden, bearing references to historical groundwork from 1913, acquired a lot of new elements that make its character really consistent with the rules of Japanese garden art.
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