Final weekend I visited The Japanese Backyard at Cowden in Scotland it was created in 1908 and closed to the general public in 1955. Apart from being lovely and peaceable, the backyard is the one one in every of its kind on the planet to have been designed by a Japanese lady, Taki Handa.
Sadly vandalised within the 1960’s, the backyard is being introduced again to life by a workforce of specialists together with the famend Japanese architect and backyard designer Professor Masao Fukuhara. The Professor is greatest identified for successful the Gold Medal at Chelsea Flower Present in addition to the restoration of The Japanese Gardens at Kew, London and Tatton Park, Cheshire.
The Japanese Backyard at Cowden has undergone three years of intensive restoration. Though there are areas nonetheless to be restored there may be greater than sufficient for guests to take pleasure in. Described in 1925 by Professor Jijo Suzuki as ‘crucial Japanese backyard within the Western World’, the backyard consists of a number of acres of Japanese influenced panorama with a fringe path across the small loch. There may be an extra twenty acres of woodland walks to take pleasure in.