Japanese Garden open again in autumn 2022

The Japanese Garden will be open again this fall from Saturday October 15 to Sunday October 30, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Largest Japanese Garden in the Netherlands

The magnificent Japanese Garden in Clingendael Park in The Hague can be visited only during a short period of the year, due to its fragility. It's the only Japanese garden in the Netherlands from around 1910 and therefore has a high historical value. The Japanese Garden ('Japanse Tuin') was created in the beginning of the 20th century by the former owner of the country estate of Clingendael, Marguerite M. Baroness van Brienen (1871-1939), also called Lady Daisy. Lady Daisy sailed off a number of times by ship to Japan and brought back to the Netherlands a number of lanterns, a water cask, sculptures, the pavilion, the little bridges and several plants.


Fascination for Japanese Gardens

The fascination for Japanese gardens in Europe and the U.S.A. developed when, after two centuries of almost total isolation, Japan opened its ports again around 1860. The Japanese style garden has evolved over several centuries, under influence of Japan's isolation, the native Shinto religion and Chinese culture and Buddhism. During her travels in Japan Lady Daisy has tried to grasp the unrivalled character and the aesthetic beauty of the gardens she visited. Back in the Netherlands she created her own interpretation of a Japanese style garden. The character of the garden in The Hague is very unique, augmented by the layers of moss.

Opening hours

The Japanese Garden is only open a few weeks a year in the spring and autumn. The opening hours differ per period: in the spring the Japanese Garden is open longer than in the autumn. The opening hours are as follows:

Spring: open from the end of April to the beginning of June, from 9 am to 8 pm.

Autumn: open from mid to late October, from 10am to 4pm.