Saturday, October 10, 2009
Adelaide Parklands - Himeji Garden
Yesterday I went to a good friend's wedding at the Himeji Garden in the Adelaide Parkland. Adelaide city centre is surrounded by a belt of parkland, some laid as formal gardens, some left as informal, and some set over to sporting fields. The Himeji Garden is a formal Japanese walled garden that was laid to commemorate the twinning of Adelaide with the ancient city of Himeji in 1982. It was the first time I had been to the garden and it is a wonderfully quiet place with lots to look at. The main features are a small lake and a "Sea of Sand". There are lots of flowering plants around the gardens including many different coloured Irises. Birds were flying around everywhere, and by the lake was a White-faced Heron. Under the verandah by the "Sea of Sand" was a small family of Welcome Swallows. Finally, I'd like to congratulate Kylie and Adam once more, and wish them well for their future together.