My wife and I started gardening in Fukuoka (Japan) in 2003. There was nothing but muddy clayey sloping land. At the beginning we made several structure such as steps and paths, and planted turf, fruit trees, roses, herbs etc.
In 2010, we visited several famous English gardens, including Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Mottisfont Abbey Garden and Hidcote Manor Garden. We were shocked by the glory of those gardens. Since then, we have been trying to make little but glorious gardens by ourselves.
We stayed two nights at HOTEL HEIJI. This hotel was once a country house of a member of the Imperial Family, and open for public as a hotel in 1975. Their Majesties as well as ｔhe prince and princess visited or stayed at this hotel in the past.
Entrance of the hotel
The prince and princess
In front of the hotel, there is a cafe and beautiful lawn, and woods with fresh green leaves spread beyond the lawn. Some roses are starting to bloom.
We enjoyed comfortable time and delicious dinners here.