My daughter's knowing my love of all things Japanese took me to Compton Gardens, Poole, Dorset, for my father's day treat. The garden boasts one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in the UK and as usual I took my camera.
There are numerous gardens within the 5 acres and a meandering path took us slowly around and through them. There is an Italian garden, water garden, heather garden etc.
Some years ago I made various ishi-doro (Japanese garden lanterns) as well as stupas (places of worship) and pagodas (tiered towers) and have included pictures of some of these here. As in a previous post I produced a box as a prototype for more designs for these forms.
Here are some pictures of the day.
Some random pictures from around the Japanese garden