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Japanese Garden in Wrocław

The Japanese Garden is a unique place on the green map of Wrocław, allowing, among others, due to the unique combination of various types of Japanese gardens, discoveries in the capital of Lower Silesia, a fragment of the extremely rich culture of the Land of the Rising Sun.

The garden was established in 1913 in Szczytnicki Park with a view to its presentation as part of the Garden Art Exhibition, organized in the then German Breslau as part of the great Centennial Exhibition. The work on the exhibition, initiated by Count Friedrich von Hochberg, born in Książ Castle, was supported by the Japanese gardener Mankichi Arai, and the garden they prepared was indeed – as the only exotic garden – the pearl of the entire exhibition. The later history of the garden is dramatically equal to the beauty of the Asian plants accumulated over the years and the Japanese-style architecture erected in it (decorative gates, a tea pavilion, a bridge spanning the two sides of a pond, or a pagoda that no longer exists). Renovated in 1995, supervised by prof. Ikuya Nishikawa, a landscape architect from Tokyo, just two years later, during the so-called the flood of the millennium, the garden was under water for several weeks. Ultimately, however, this unique Japanese corner was made available to visitors again in 1999 and since the last reconstruction, which enriched the garden area with, for example, another cascade, it has been one of the greatest attractions of Wrocław. And together with the Pergola at the Centennial Hall, the Japanese Garden is an ideal place for walks on spring and summer afternoons.


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