Saturday 27 May 2023

The Japanese Garden May 2023

On a glorious summer day 11 artists made their way by public transport and bicycle to the Japanese Garden in Regents Park. This is part of Queen Mary's Gardens and has amazing planting, a lake, flag irises in bloom, and a water fall. Many of us crossed the Japanese style bridge to the island and drew from there.

This was one of the first warm(ish) sunshine filled days of the year, so we were very lucky. There were goslings on a nearby lake who feature in the pics. Chris Baker wonders if anyone can identify the mystery duck in her painting.

We had lunch in the nearby Park cafe, where the service still causes a certain amount of confusion. But great to sit outside and compare notes.

The next outing will be to Thornhill Square, a delightful Islington Square. More details to follow.

So pics from:

Diane Umemoto

Peter Colley

Janet Perkins

Sue Loder

Sue Lees

Tricia Sharpe

Janet Payne

Diana Marshall

Ann Funston

Chris Baker

Maggie Pettigrew

Gill Steiner

Sunday 14 May 2023

The Japanese Garden, Regents Park on 23 May 2023

We last visited the Japanese Garden almost exactly two years ago, when some splendid work was done and can be seen on the blog. In the afternoon there was a tremendous downpour and unfortunately some artists got very wet on their way home. Please don't be put off, we are hoping for better weather this time.

The Japanese Garden is inside the Inner Circle in Queen Mary's Gardens and is adjacent to the Rose Garden. The postcode is NW1 4NU. There is a lake, a Japanese style bridge, a waterfall and of course lovely planting.

Meet at 11am just outside the Regents Bar and cafe, which is a very short walk from the Japanese Garden and is on the west side of the Inner Circle. We plan to have lunch there at about 1 pm. 

Janet's phone number for the day is 07815 772857. Pics afterwards to for publication on the blog  

A map of the Park, which shows the possibilities, can be found here . Below are some nice photos courtesy of Sue Lees of Regents Park.