Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco

Here are some photos which I posted on my other blog, but I thought they are appropriate for this blog as well, although not all photos are garden-related.

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

I visited the Japanese Tea Garden recently. It’s a beautiful place.

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

Interesting bridge stones. Walk carefully or you will get wet.

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

I didn’t get a chance to climb this bridge – it was full of kids. There was hardly room for me to take this photo, balancing myself on another bridge with excited parents, who were taking snapshots of their children.

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

Before the crowd came…. The bridge in front was the one that I was able to stand on, to take the above photo.

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

I love the stone lanterns. The garden is so lush.

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

Fabulous place. I spent many hours here drawing.

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

Another lantern, and a fence (sometimes ropes are used) along a path by the pond/lake

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco © Evelyn Howard 2011

Lots of moss on the ground, and a beautifully trimmed bush in the background

Udon © Evelyn Howard 2011

There’s a tea house in the Japanese Tea Garden. I had udon, and it made me think of my time in Japan.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

11 comments:

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

i love going to the tea garden... i've been going since i was born and it's always such a nice little treat. great post...

Evelyn said...

I am with you, it is a treat.

Cassy said...

Nice photo collection. Beautiful garden.

Cassy from Beginner Free Guitar Lessons

yoon see said...

Hello dear Evelyn,

Thank you for dropping by for your lovely message on my new born niece.

I hope I can go here to sample the Japanese tea and also to marvel the beauty of its cool zen Japanese architectural & structure!

Wooo! Hot Udon is my favourite too. I love my home cook udon so much! Thank you evelyn, this made me want to eat another bowl of udon since March....

Evelyn said...

> Cassy, thanks.

> Yoon See,
Yeah, a nice place. Do visit SF and the Japanese garden if you get a chance.
Homecooked udon... yummm. Can I come to dinner?

Melanie Watts said...

It's a beautiful spot. And that bridge is really cool. I hope you go back and take a walk over it.

Evelyn said...

Melanie
Maybe I will :)

petrolin50 said...

Your blog is interesting. I like your photographs of Japanese buildings and gardens. Japanese gardens I have always been fascinated by the amazing combination of nature with the creative hand of man. Greetings from Peter.

Evelyn said...

Thanks Peter,
I love Japenase gardens too. Your put it nicely - amazing combination of nature and creative had of man. :)
Happy Weekend, Evelyn

Tes said...

Such beautiful photos, Evelyn! I would love to visit this garden next time we visit San Francisco. Such a relaxing sight. :)

yoon see said...

Thanks Evelyn, I am so fascinated by all your shots especially your sharing on Japanese Tea Garden!

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