The Japanese Garden, the showcase of the Clingendael Estate, is open to the public for a brief period each year. (29th April - 11 June)
The Japanese Garden, the showcase of the Clingendael Estate, is the only Japanese garden in the Netherlands. Full of magnificent rare trees and plants, the garden is extremely fragile and is therefore only open to the public for a brief period each year (during the spring from the end of April to mid June and in the autumn in October). Entry is free. Since it is the only one of its kind in the Netherlands dating from around 1910, the Japanese Garden is of immense historical value. The garden exudes a quintessential and surprising atmosphere, partly due to the magnificent moss layer and many stone lanterns in a wide variety of shapes. There are also two water casks. One of them has four Buddha statues. The other is shaped like a lotus flower. The beautiful pavilion is a popular place to admire the garden.