The gardens feature a koi pond that has a small waterfall surrounded by small trees and plants. walk through the pond on the wooden boardwalk. It feels like your floating on the pond allowing you to peacefully enjoy watching the koi swim around.
The pavilion overlooks a quiet and peaceful rock garden. The garden is made up of tiny pebbles and sand that are are raked into designs. karesansui gardens which literally translates to “dry landscape.” This style was developed in Japan in the late Kamakura period (1185–1333) and an important Japanese aesthetic principle underlying these dry landscape gardens is yohaku-no-bi, meaning “the beauty of blank space.” This space is peaceful and calm. It allows one to take some time out to meditate and enjoy the sounds of the surrounding nature.
In the strolling pond garden the main feature is the impressive waterfall. It's surrounded by moss covered rocks, Japanese maple trees, and other plants. This feature draws artist and photographers alike. Sitting on one of the benches located near the pond is a relaxing place to enjoy the waterfall and the sound of water.
The Portland Japanese Gardens is a great place to visit if you wanna take some time away from the bustle of the city. Enjoy the peace and serenity of the gardens as you enjoy spending time getting back in touch with nature. To plan your trip, buy tickets, check out events at the garden visit the Portland Japanese Gardens Website! https://japanesegarden.org