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Lens-Artists Photo Challange 146: “Gardens“

Gardens! Nowadays you can find them around many houses. But, the idea of having a garden is not that old. When spinning the time back for about 100 years, you would also find gardens, but they were generally looking way different than today. Instead of flowers and blooming bushes, you would have found vegetables and fruits. The gardens were used to grow food. Not everything was in shops available for sale. So, people had to take care of themselves. Only farmers used to have small so-called farmer’s gardens. But, even in these farmer gardens, you were able to find herbs among the flowers.

In Japan, gardening has a quite long tradition. The gardens usually have a religious background. In the past, I already told you, that our state capital Düsseldorf has one of the three biggest Japanese ex-pat communities (besides London and Paris). Not far away from my home, there is a Japanese garden, built by a Japanese garden architect. In Japanese gardens, each detail has a reason. Every position, size, and direction of each detail has a meaning. So, each year a group of Japanese gardeners comes over to reshape the garden.

I was there a few times and would go again when we would not have the pandemic still around. So, enjoy my images from the past.

This post is my contribution to The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge hosted by Amy.  Head over to her page and read to rules to participate.

As usual, click on one image to enlarge it.

Take care!

10 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challange 146: “Gardens“”

  1. That is such a beautiful Japanese garden. So wonder to be close to it.
    I so enjoy this garden tour via your lens. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much, Tina. The garden is not huge, but has so many different views. You can always find s new perspective. All the different colors of the leaves in combination with the colors of the blossoms. Now, the rhododendrons start blooming. IMHO the best time for a visit. But, currently, the garden is closed because of the pandemic 😷. So, postponing it for next year

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