Barakura English Garden in Nagano prefecture was introduced recently in the English Garden Magazine (August 2013). It has been the first authentic English garden in Japan, which was opened in 1990.
I visited the garden at the first time in 2011, and I saw Mr. Glyn Jones; the head gardener of the Hidcote Monor Garden. I asked him several questions such as how to decorate a brick wall with climbing roses. His advice is very useful for me to make our garden after that.
In June of 2012 I visited the Hidcote Monor, however I couldn't see him unfortunately because of his absence.
|The entrance of the garden covered by Rosa 'Kiftsgate'|
|The terrace with hanging baskets|
|The private walled garden which is usually closed for public. We participated in a garden tour guided by Mr. Yamada, the owner, and we had a chance to enter there. A white wire bench is stunning!|
|A blue bench beyond the blue border in the herb garden|
|A sundial is a good focal point here.|
|Laburnum Tunnel (blossom was over)|
|The rose gazebo was covered with full-bloomed Rosa 'Paul's Himalayan Musk'|
Alice in Wonderland Garden is full of vivid colors.
|A small house with a big pink chair.|
|A picture frame for taking a photograph in Wonderland|
|Lots of ornaments imported from UK|