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Okochi Sanso Garden, Arashiyama, nr Kyoto
Okochi Sanso was the private villa of the silent film actor Okochi Denjiro (1898-1962). He constructed this strolling garden on the south side of Mount Ogura over a 30 year period. The image set shows the garden at the peak of its autumn colour.

Jibutsu-do shrine with Pine trees and acers in autumn colour. Momoyama style main residence in the garden Momoyama style main residence in the garden Autumnal foliage of mainly Acers with evergreen Pines View over acers in autumn colour to Arashiyama and distant mountains, framed by wooden building. Autumnal foliage of mainly Acers with evergreen Pines Autumnal foliage of mainly Acers with evergreen Pines. Misty view to woodland beyond. Autumnal colours in mostly acer trees. View out of garden over Arishiyama to distant mountains. View from garden to the Hozukyo gorge. Autumnal colours in mostly acer trees View over Pine tree and Acers in Autumn colour to the distant mountains. Tree lined drive leading from entrance into the garden. Gravel path lined with evergreen shrubs with Acers in autumn colour.





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Tenryu -Ji Zen Temple Garden, Kyoto
Designed and laid out in the C14th this is one of the oldest surviving stroll gardens in Japan, combined with an extensive raked gravel garden located in the grounds of an active Zen temple. It is a designated United nations World Heritage Site.

Acer with autumn colour at the entrance to the garden. Sign at the entrance to the garden in Japanese and English. Planting of trees and shrubs at the edge of the lake of the Sogen Garden reflected in the water. Acers with autumn colour. Planting of trees and shrubs at the edge of the lake of the Sogen Garden reflected in the water. Acers with autumn colour. Planting of trees and shrubs at the edge of the lake of the Sogen Garden reflected in the water. Acers with autumn colour. Planting of trees and shrubs at the edge of the lake of the Sogen Garden reflected in the water. Acers with autumn colour. Planting of trees and shrubs at the edge of the lake of the Sogen Garden reflected in the water. Acers with autumn colour. Planting of trees and shrubs at the edge of the lake of the Sogen Garden reflected in the water. Acers with autumn colour. View to woodland and view to the Kameyama hills.  Planting of trees and shrubs at the edge of the lake of the Sogen Garden reflected in the water. Acers with autumn colour. View to woodland and view to the Kameyama hills.  Planting of trees and shrubs at the edge of the lake of the Sogen Garden reflected in the water. Acers with autumn colour. The raked gravel area, known as Karesansui in foreground. View across lake to  Acers with autumn colour. The raked gravel area, known as Karesansui in foreground. View across lake to  Acers with autumn colour. Planting of trees and shrubs at the edge of the lake of the Sogen Garden reflected in the water. Acers with autumn colour. View to woodland and view to the Kameyama hills.





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Muin-an Garden, Kyoto
Late C19th 3/4 acre villa garden in urban Kyoto. The aim was to create a naturalistic vision of what one might see in a mountain village using the "borrowed scenery" of the surrounding Higahiyama mountains. Designated as a Scenic Place of Beauty.

Stone path next to main building and view into the garden. View to main building where visitors are sitting looking at the view into the garden. Courtyard within main building planted with bamboos and ferns with framed view through the tea room to the garden. View of stone stepping stone path leading from the cafe room into the garden, framed by cafe room ceiling. Stone bridge across stream with view to undulating grass mounds in garden, trees and shrubs with autumn colour. Stone bridge across stream with view to undulating grass mounds in garden, trees and shrubs with autumn colour. Stream in garden with rocks and view to trees with autumn colour and to hills outside the garden Small backlit acer with autumn colour Gravel path in garden with tree with autumnal colour. Doorway into the garden from near the entrance. Wide pond in garden with trees with autumn colour reflected in the water. Wide pond in garden with trees with autumn colour reflected in the water. Pond in garden with surrounding trees with autumn colour reflected in the water.





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NanzenJi Temple Garden, Kyoto
A series of small courtyard gardens within a Zen temple complex including a large raked gravel garden.

Placed rocks in raked gravel known as karesansui which translates as Edge of the main Zen garden of raked gravel, known as karesansui, which translates as Small courtyard garden within temple complex with placed rocks and several small trees. View to temple buildings. Small courtyard garden of moss, rocks and gravel within temple complex. View to raised wooden walkways and Acers with Autumn colour beyond. View into small courtyard garden of moss, rocks and shrubs within temple complex. Acer palmatum in Autumn colour. Edge of the main Zen garden of raked gravel, known as karesansui, which translates as Edge of the main Zen garden of raked gravel, known as karesansui, which translates as Edge of the main Zen garden of raked gravel, known as karesansui, which translates as Edge of the main Zen garden of raked gravel, known as karesansui, which translates as Small courtyard garden of moss, gravel and shrubs within temple complex. View to temple building and trees beyond. Small courtyard garden within temple complex with gravel and placed stones. Small courtyard garden of moss, rocks and shrubs within temple complex. View to temple building. Two small trees growing from island of moss in small courtyard gravel garden within the temple complex.





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Mediterranean BotanicalDryGarden
Mediterranean BotanicalDryGarden, located in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, is the first dry botanical garden in Italy.

Mediterranean entrance gates decorated  with musician instruments elements, Quercus suber tree on the foreground and grassland on the background in autumn time, sunlit with warm evening light.

Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October

Mediterranean  entrance gates decorated  with musician instruments elements - violines and treble clef and grassland on the background in autumn time, sunlit with warm evening light.

Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October

Entrance gates decorated  with musician instruments elements, violins and a treble clef and Olive tree in iron container aside.

Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October Mediterranean  garden view at the entrance gates decorated with musician instruments elements, grassland with Stipa tenuissima, Olive tree in the iron container and violin sculptures in autumn time, sunlit with warm evening light.

Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October
Mediterranean  garden view of zone near the entrance with grassland of Stipa tenuissima and with violin sculptures, sunlit with warm evening light.

Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October Mediterranean garden view at the entrance zone decorated with violin sculptures, grassland with Stipa tenuissima and Olive tree in the iron container in autumn time, sunlit with warm evening light.

Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October
Mediterranean  garden view of zone near the entrance with grassland of Stipa tenuissima with violin sculpture in autumn time, sunlit with warm evening light.

Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October Mediterranean garden view at the entrance zone decorated with violin sculptures, grassland with Stipa tenuissima and Olive tree in the iron container in autumn time, sunlit with warm evening light.

Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October
Mediterranean  garden view at the entrance gates decorated with violin sculptures. Grassland with Stipa tenuissima and violin sculptures. 
Ground cover - Lippia nodiflora var. canescens.

Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October
Mediterranean garden view at the entrance gates decorated with violin sculptures. Grassland with Stipa tenuissima, gaura flowers and violin sculptures, Olive tree in the iron container. 
Ground cover: Lippia nodiflora var. canescens.
Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October
Mediterranean garden view at the entrance gates decorated with violin sculptures. Grassland with Stipa tenuissima.
Ground cover - Lippia nodiflora var. canescens.
Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October
Mediterranean garden view at the entrance gates decorated with violin sculptures. Grassland with Stipa tenuissima and violin sculptures. 
Ground cover: Lippia nodiflora var. canescens.
Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October
Mediterranean garden view at the entrance gates decorated with violin sculptures. Grassland with Stipa tenuissima and violin sculptures.

Ground cover: Lippia nodiflora var. canescens.
Italy, Tuscan Maremma, Orbetello
Autumn season, October





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Tofuku-ji Temple Garden, Kyoto
A temple garden with classic Japanese garden fetaures of moss, placed rocks and raked gravel combined with the adjacent valley garden of acers in Autumn colur.

Checkboard of stone squares and moss in the north garden. Area of clipped azalea bushes forming squares in matrix design with low mounds of moss. Tiled roof on surrounding walls. Area of clipped azalea bushes forming squares in matrix design with low mounds of moss. Tiled roof on surrounding walls. Area of raked gravel with placed stones. Surrounding walls are tiled, with view to main temple building. Detail of raked gravel. Area of raked gravel with placed stones. Surrounding walls are tiled.  Area of raked gravel with placed stones. Surrounding walls are tiled. Single Japanese pine tree next to moss covered mounds. Area of raked gravel with placed stones. Surrounding walls are tiled. Single Japanese pine tree next to moss covered mounds in background. Area of raked gravel with placed stones. Surrounding walls are tiled. Moss covered mounds. View to main temple building. Area of raked gravel with placed stones. Surrounding walls are tiled. Single Japanese pine tree next to moss covered mounds. Raked gravel area with mounds of moss. Area of raked gravel with placed stones. Surrounding walls are tiled. Single Japanese pine tree next to moss covered mounds. raked gravel area with mounds of moss.





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New Otani Hotel
Hotel New Otani's Japanese garden covers around 10 acres and has a history of over 400 years.

Front of hotel where the garden is situated Clipped trees amongst azalea hedges (not in flower) with view to the hotel behind. View to the hotel over the pond above the waterall. View over garden from within the hotel showing the waterfall, pool and red painted bridge. View over garden from within the hotel showing waterfall, pool and red painted bridge. Visitors on bridge. View over garden from within the hotel showing the waterfall, pool and red painted bridge. Garden visitors on bridge. Trained and propped up pine tree with view to the hotel behind. Part of Seisen pond with trees reflected in the water. The Seisen pond with surrounding trees reflected in the water. Clipped tree with view to the hotel behind. Clipped tree amongst azalea hedge (not in flower) with view to the hotel behind. Placed rocks in grass with topiarised trees by hotel wall. The edge of the Seisen pond with hotel and surrounding trees reflected in the water.





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Kiyosumi Gardens
Kiyosumi Garden is a traditional Japanese stroll garden located in Fukagawa, Tokyo. It was constructed along classic principles in 1878-85, during the Meiji Period, by the shipping financier and industrialist Iwasaki Yataro.

View across the lake to city outside the garden. View across the lake to the Tokyo tower with visitors at lakeside View across the lake to city outside the garden. View across the lake View across the lake called Dai-Senui with stone lantern at lake edge. View across Dai-Sensui lake to promontary with topiarsied pine trees and view to the Ryotei building. View across the Dai-Sensui lake to one of the islands. View across the Dai-Sensui Lake to the Ryotei building with views out of the garden to the city. View across Dai-Sensui lake to the Ryotei builing with view out to the TokyoTower View across Dai-Sensui lake to the Ryotei building with view out to the TokyoTower Building called Ryotei at the edge of the lake The Ryotei building built in style of a tea house with topiarised pine trees and moss bank in foreground. Building called Kasa Tei in shade and next to area of moss





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Embracing the Bounty of Autumn
A popular nursery and garden center with a beautiful self-pick farm north of Stockholm. In an area close to the Ulriksdal Palace. A royal palace situated on the banks of Edsviken in the Royal National City Park.

Common Mallow and dahlias in a buckets of water. A bucket filled with Common Mallow in pink, magenta and white.  Woman carrying a basket with cut Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus. Woman cuting a mix of cosmos. Ipomoea lobata, Spanish Flag climbs on arches over rows of Cosmos Various varieties of Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) in rich color gradients. A row of sunflowers with Tithonia rotundifolia and marigolds to the left. Rudbeckia hirta, Black-eyed Susan A bucket filled with, sunflowers, Sea Holly, and Love-lies-bleeding A bucket filled with, sunflowers,  Sea Holly, and Love-lies-bleeding Wormwood, Sea Holly, sunflowers, and Love-lies-bleeding in a basket. Bouquet with mix of Zinnias, Cosmos and Snapdragons Zinnia, Cosmos, and Snapdragon complement each other beautifully





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Trago Mills Shopping Centre Show Gardens
An introduction to the little known Trago Mills Show Gardens near Newton Abbot in Devon. These free to enter gardens feature ten different themed show gardens which include a real barge and canal lock, steam train and even a miniature thatched pub.

View over a hedge, from Canal Street to the iconic Trago shopping centre towers. Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring An armillary sundial on pedestal with wisteria covered pergola behind. Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring View across the show gardens to the shopping centre. A Cornus controversa variegata is in the foreground. Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring The entrance to the show gardens, with fountains, large, wisteria laden pergola and statues. Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring The entrance to the show gardens, with fountain, large, wisteria laden pergola and statues. A duck is swimming on the fountain pool. A classical stone statue is on the right. Brick paving surrounds the fountain pool. Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring A resident peacock next to the fountain and the large curved pergola at the entrabnce to the Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring View across mixed foliage to the large wisteria covered pergola. Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring Large curving pergola with wisteria growing profusely over it and statues in alcoves. Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring Large curving pergola with wisteria growing profusely over it and statues in alcoves. Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring Large curving pergola with wisteria growing profusely over it and statues in alcoves. Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring Large curving pergola with wisteria growing profusely over it and statues in alcoves. Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring Large curving pergola with wisteria growing profusely over it and statues in alcoves. Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring Four Seasons Garden, representing a walled town house garden with greenhouse, swimming pool, lawn and raised beds. Malus, Golden Hornet, crab apple trees in blossom in the foreground. Trago Mills show gardens, Devon, UK. May. Spring





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