Closer to home in the UK - Tatton Park`s Japanese Graden
At the end of the garden, between the Choragic monument and the arboretum lies one of Tatton's most famous features, the Japanese garden. Constructed between 1910 and 1913 for Alan de Tatton Egerton, Lady Anna's husband, it is rated to be one of the finest examples of Japanese gardens in Europe. It is in the style of a tea garden connected to an island upon which rests a shinto shrine. Every season brings it own beauty here, although the spring and autumn are renowned for their colour.
During the autumn and winter of 2000/2001 the Japanese garden was fully restored utilising records of the garden's construction and research work undertaken by the Osaka University of Art.