Green Fingers I Wish

Monday, August 28, 2006

Golden Gate Park

When I visited California several years ago we went to the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. One of my favourite sites was this:-

Japanese Tea Garden:
Many people's favourite part of the park, this was originally built as part of the sprawling Midwinter Fair. Begun by an Australian in 1894, this intricate and private (depending on the season) complex of paths, ponds and a teahouse features native Japanese and Chinese plants. Also hidden throughout its five acres are beautiful sculptures and bridges. Makato Hagiwara, a Japanese gardener whose family took over the garden from 1895 to 1942, also invented the fortune cookie. The garden is located just east of Stow Lake between JFK and Martin Luther King Jr. drives.


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