Garden Flora

Flowers 18.Japanese Allspice 17.Plum 16.Daffodil 15.Japanese Camellia 14.Shishigashira Camellia 13.Sasanqua Camellia 12.Autumn Foilage 11.Japanese Clover 10.Crape Myrtle 9.Lotus 8.Japanese Iris 7.Satsuki Azalea 6.Chinese Peony 5.Tree Peony 4.Hirado Azalea 3.Kirishima Azalea 2.Yaebenishidare Cherry 1.Yoshino Cherry 18.Japanese Allspice 18.Japanese Allspice 17.Plum 17.Plum 16.Daffodil 15.Japanese Camellia 15.Japanese Camellia 15.Japanese Camellia 15.Japanese Camellia 15.Japanese Camellia 15.Japanese Camellia 15.Japanese Camellia 15.Japanese Camellia 15.Japanese Camellia 15.Japanese Camellia 14.Shishigashira Camellia 14.Shishigashira Camellia 14.Shishigashira Camellia 13.Sasanqua Camellia 13.Sasanqua Camellia 13.Sasanqua Camellia 13.Sasanqua Camellia 13.Sasanqua Camellia 12.Autumn Foilage 12.Autumn Foilage 11.Japanese Clover 11.Japanese Clover 10.Crape Myrtle 10.Crape Myrtle 10.Crape Myrtle 9.Lotus 9.Lotus 9.Lotus 8.Japanese Iris 7.Satsuki Azalea 7.Satsuki Azalea 7.Satsuki Azalea 6.Chinese Peony 5.Tree Peony 5.Tree Peony 4.Hirado Azalea 4.Hirado Azalea 4.Hirado Azalea 4.Hirado Azalea 3.Kirishima Azalea 2.Yaebenishidare Cherry 1.Yoshino Cherry 1.Yoshino Cherry 1.Yoshino Cherry 1.Yoshino Cherry 1.Yoshino Cherry 1.Yoshino Cherry 1.Yoshino Cherry 1.Yoshino Cherry 1.Yoshino Cherry

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Flowers to Enjoy in Korakuen

Flowers for all four seasons are planted in the expansive lawn that sparkles in the sunshine.
The green of the trees completely hides the surrounding buildings, allowing you to forget that you are in the middle of the city as soon as you set foot in the garden.
This section introduces the flowering trees and seasonal flowers that can be enjoyed, and provides information on the best time to view them.

1.Yoshino Cherry

1.Yoshino Cherry

End of March to early April

About 280 Yoshino cherry trees are planted inside and outside of the garden.

Best places to view
Cherry Tree Grove:
A grove that is made up of about 50 cherry trees, mainly of the Yoshino cherry type.
Paddock:
Cherry Trees are lined up along the length of an earth bank for about 180 meters, forming a kind of cherry tree tunnel.
South Gate:
The South Gate’s cherry trees and new green lawn together with Okayama Castle make for magnificent vistas.

Yoshino Cherry

2.Yaebenishidare Cherry

2.Yaebenishidare Cherry

Early April to mid-April

These weeping cherry trees come into bloom somewhat later than Yoshino cherry trees, and grow at the ends of the Eisho Bridge which straddles Kayo-no-ike Pond, making it a popular place to take photographs.

Yaebenishidare Cherry

3.Kirishima Azalea

3.Kirishima Azalea

Mid-April to late April

The Kirishima azaleas are a sight to behold with their bright red flowers blooming on Yuishinzan Hill.
Bathed in fresh greenery, this is the start of the season in which Korakuen is at its most verdant.

Kirishima azalea

4.Hirado Azalea

4.Hirado Azalea

Late April to early May

Following the kirishima azaleas, the pink and white flowers of the hirado azaleas bring color to the garden, especially on Yuishinzan Hill.

Hirado Azalea

5.Tree Peony

5.Tree Peony

Late April to early May

Located in front of the Crane Aviary and in the Seiden rice field, they bloom gloriously at the start of summer.

Tree Peony

6.Chinese Peony

6.Chinese Peony

Mid-May to late May

Planted in the Seiden rice field, the Chinese peonies produce flowers of various colors, including deep crimson and whitish pink.

Chinese Peony

7.Satsuki Azalea

7.Satsuki Azalea

Late May to early June

Yuishinzan Hill and Enyo-tei House, adorned in the pink and red flowers of the satsuki azaleas, are typical of the marvelous sights on offer in Korakuen.

Satsuki Azalea

8.Japanese Iris

8.Japanese Iris

Early June

Approximately 3,000 bulbs of 80 varieties of irises are planted in the Japanese Iris Garden.
The white and purple flowers add color to the rainy season, and in the rain they appear even more colorful.

Japanese Iris

9.Lotus

9.Lotus

Late June to Late July

You can enjoy the white flowers of the ittenshikai (universe) lotuses in Kayo-no-ike Pond, and the pretty pink flowers of the Indian lotus in the Seiden rice field.

Lotus

10.Crape Myrtle

10.Crape Myrtle

Mid-July to late September

White and pink crape myrtle can be found in such locations as Yuishinzan Hill and the Tea Plantation. They are colorful when the garden is bathed in the rich green of summer.

Crape Myrtle

11.Japanese Clover

11.Japanese Clover

Mid-September to late September

Found on the north bank of Sawa-no-ike Pond and in the Paddock.
The beautiful pink and white flowers signal the beginning of autumn.

Japanese Clover

12.Autumn Foilage

12.Autumn Foilage

Mid-November to early December

Korakuen has about 250 maple trees, as well as cherry trees and gingko trees, meaning that you can enjoy autumn's colors in many places in the garden. Among them, the best spot is Chishi-no-mori Grove, containing 100 maple trees, or the artificial hill Yuishinzan Hill.

Autumn Foilage

13.Sasanqua Camellia

13.Sasanqua Camellia

Late October to late January

There are 170 sasanqua camellia plants growing inside the garden in such places as the hedges around the South Gate and the Plum Grove. You can enjoy their bright pink and white flowers.

Sasanqua Camellia

14.Shishigashira Camellia

14.Shishigashira Camellia

Early November to late February

About 300 shishigashira camellia plants are growing inside and outside the garden.

Shishigashira Camellia

15.Japanese Camellia

15.Japanese Camellia

Early December to early April

A total of 150 Japanese camellia plants grow inside and outside the garden. They have bright red flowers from the bleak winter period through to spring.

Japanese Camellia

16.Daffodil

16.Daffodil

Mid-January to early March

Planted around the Plum Grove, daffodils lend their sweet scent to the surroundings.

Daffodil

17.Plum

17.Plum

Early February to early March

These beautiful flowers begin to emerge during the depths of winter. The garden's Plum Grove contains 100 plum trees, of both red and white varieties, for your enjoyment.

Plum

18.Japanese Allspice

18.Japanese Allspice

Mid-January to early February

Found next to the Crane Aviary and Plum Grove, the yellow wax-like flowers give off a lovely sweet scent.

Japanese Allspice

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Flower calendar

Flower calendar

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