Cowden Japanese Garden

One positive of the last 18 months is that we have explored more of Scotland (beyond the mountains) and discovers some great hidden gems .

Yesterday we finally visited the simply sublime Japanese Gardens at Cowden , near Dollar .

Set near Glen Devon , close to Stirlings Ochil hills this beautifully architected garden was first developed at the turn of the century by the Scottish adventurer Ella Christie after a trip to the Orient .

After falling into decline and suffering vandalism in the 1960’s it’s being brought back to its full glory now by a dedicated team of experts led by Professor Masai Fukuhara.

It’s on the MUST see list for all ages ( there is also a small kids adventure playground in the woods and a tea room and shop – including plants of course) .

I’ll let the pictures tell the story although I could have posted far more but I don’t want to spoil it – it needs to be enjoyed , at leisure for that true zen experience 🙏

For more information and to book in advance (required) check

Cowden Garden: Japanese Garden at Cowden

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