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Japanese Garden

Three in one!

There are actually three separate Japanese gardens here.


Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:GIM001802

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)
STROLL GARDEN ? kaiyushiki teien
While it is inspired by nature, a stroll garden does not strive to reproduce it. Rather, it depicts nature in an idealized fashion. Ken Nakajima incorporated traditional elements - cascades, stone lanterns and a zigzag footbridge - to create a contemporary vision of a stroll garden.


Although its sobriety invites introspection, this type of garden is not intended for meditation, as such. Rather, one seeks illumination as one ceaselessly repeats the same gestures, raking a pattern in the gravel or picking up the leaves constantly falling on the stony surface.
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:MT0000615

Jardin botanique de Montr?al (Michel Tremblay)

TEA GARDEN - roji or chaniwa
This garden does not contain a collection of tea plants, but instead is a passage leading to a teahouse. As visitors move through it, they shed their worldly cares so that they can concentrate fully on the tea ceremony experience.
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)  - call number:GIM003633

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)
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