Peonies and Roses Bloom – Jindai Botanical Gardens, Tokyo
The Jindai Botanical Garden (神代植物公園) is located in Chofu City, Tokyo, Japan. It extends across 425,433 square meters. Here, you can see displays of peonies, roses, cherries, azaleas, dogwoods, wisteria or other flowers.
The garden has a plant protection program to preserve endangered Japanese species and exhibitions and activities related to gardening for the benefit of local citizens.
The site of Jindai Botanical Garden was once part of a medieval fortress said to date from 1537. Later it was a nursery that supplied trees for Tokyo’s streets.
After the war, it was opened to the public as Jindai ryokuchi (緑地, green area) and in 1961 it was given its current name as it became the first botanical garden in Tokyo.