Clingendael’s Japanese garden in The Hague opens for spring 2017Other / The Hague
29 April - 11 June, 9am-8pm
The 103-year-old Japanese garden in the Clingendael Estate is a very valuable and fascinating piece of natural history, where beautiful and rare trees and plants can be seen.
About Clingendael’s Japanese garden
The Japanese garden was founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Clingendael’s owner at the time, Marguerite M. Baronesse van Brienen. She was also known as Freule (Lady) Daisy.
Freule Daisy journeyed to Japan several times by boat and brought back stone lanterns, a water cask, various sculptures, little bridges and maybe even the garden’s current pavilion. These artefacts are now on display in the Japanese garden along with relaxing brooks, ponds and remarkable plants.
Find a map and more (Dutch) information about the garden here. (PDF)
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The Japanese garden’s historic value
The Japanese garden has great historic value as the only one of its kind and age in the Netherlands. Due to the garden’s fragility it is only open for a total of eight weeks every year. It was declared a national monument in 2001.
About the Clingendael Estate
You can still see traces of the gardening arts of 1818 in the foliage and design. The combination of nature and culture make it a very pleasant place to amble around, admire the beautiful buildings and gardens, and, weather permitting, have a picnic beside the water.