Flower Fun

Tsukuba Botanical Garden Clematis Exhibition

Period : May 3rd to June 10th

Clematis are large, varicolored flowers that are often used in landscaping due to their attractive appearance. The large number of varieties was created by repeatedly combining the limited number of wild types to produce new varieties.

Roughly 170 years ago the first big-flower varieties were introduced to England via seeds from China and Japan, creating quite a stir in Europe when compared to the small-flower varieties that had existed thus far. This was especially instrumental in creating the Japanese ‘pinwheel’, arguably the symbol for clematis flowers.

The Tsukuba Botanical Garden not only contains the ‘pinwheel’, but also roughly 230 other varieties for a total of 1200 flowers. To help visitors learn about the diversity of the clematis there will be seminars and explanations conducted during the period of this special exhibition. This is a chance to get a feel for and learn about the diverse forms of life that humans have created from within nature.

Hours: 9am to 5pm (last entry 4:30, closed on Mondays)

Location: Tsukuba Botanical Garden

Admission: Adults 300yen, High school and under/65 and over free

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Moriya Ayame Festival

The Moriya Ayame Festival began as a way to enjoy the irises and Japanese blue flags within the Shiki no Sato Park surrounds, and attracts many visitors from near and far every year.

On June 9th and 10th there will be a flea market held on the grounds, and we look forward to seeing you there. Please bring your whole family and enjoy the quiet beauty of the flowers.

Period: June 4th to June 18th

Flea market: June 9th/10th, 10am to 3pm (cancelled in case of rain)

Location: Shiki no Sato Park

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