A weeping plum
There is a huge wisteria tree just past the entrance. I would love to see it in bloom sometime.
Mommy and baby.
This view of the 3 storied pagoda is well photographed, and is even on the front of their pamphlet. Unfortunately the plum blossoms were past their peak.
This image was taken in February 2011 during our first visit there. The plum blossoms were past their peak in March 2017, for our last visit.
A close up of the wisteria vine.
Details on one of the gates.
One of several bridges. This one had a place to sit and enjoy the view.
This plum garden is famous for its "crawling dragon" very ancient plum trees.
We saw many cats.
There were several large wisteria in the gardens. This one wasn't as big as the one by the entry.
The garden has 3 large ponds, and an array of ducks, turtles, and fish.
A group of young volunteers were busy making repairs.
A tea house among the plum trees. I moved most of the building images to the architecture gallery, but left this one here.
And we saw 2 wedding photography groups.
I was so fascinated by this gnarly tree.
We saw many groups of artists, mostly doing watercolor. Some of them were quite good.
There was a small bamboo grove, which is a little rare in the east (Tokyo/Yokohama) area. Bamboo trees in this area are usually small and spindly compared to Kyoto. These were quite nice, though.
I wonder how old this tree is. It has seen a few days.