The Japanese Garden Cowden, located near Dollar in Clackmannanshire, will be accepting general admissions until 28th October.
Although originally established nearly 100 years ago, the garden was badly damaged by youths in the 1960s. Since then the garden had been left in a state of abandonment. That is until recently, when a project to restore the garden began. As a large portion of the renovation had been completed, the Garden began accepting general admissions since summer of this year.
To celebrate this, the Garden held a Summer Festival event on the 1st and 2nd of September. Highlights from the day included a talk from renovation project leader Professor Fukuhara from the Osaka University of Arts; workshops for Taiko, Calligraphy and flower arrangement; as well as Japanese food stall. There was a high turnout for the day, and it was clear to see lots of fun was had by all.
On the 15th of September, the garden also received a visit from Minister Plenipotentiary Mr Okada from the Embassy of Japan in London. The Garden’s Manager Tom McCappin was kind enough to show us around the garden, just as its leaves began to change into their autumn colours.
The Garden is open from Wednesday to Sunday but closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Visitors can also enjoy the Tea room located near the Garden.
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The Japanese Garden Cowden- General admissions now open
October 1, 2018