The lovely union of the splendid natural environment of Kitagawa Village and the world of Monet
An official Monet garden that is unique in the world has been recreated, thanks to the cooperation of the Fondation Claude Monet and many years of negotiation for the sake of revitalizing Kitagawa Village, of the garden in Giverny, France that master Impressionist Claude Monet built to be able to create his own paintings. Within the approximately 30,000㎡ grounds, about 68000 flowers are planted so that a lovely landscape can be enjoyed throughout the four seasons. The garden is divided into 3 smaller gardens: the Light Garden which has the theme of the works Monet painted under the sun of the Mediterranean Sea, the Flower Garden where flowers from all four seasons bloom in colors like those on an artist’s palette, and the Water Garden reminiscent of his masterpiece “Water Lilies”. From the open deck that leads from the gallery to the Flower Garden, the mountains, rivers and the ocean can be seen, and at dusk, the sun setting into the Pacific is beautiful. You will want to take a leisurely stroll among the flowers while visiting facilities such as the Forest Playground which has a slide and balance beam for the kids, a café which has a motif of the kitchen and dining room that Monet used, a store selling homemade bread and ice cream, and a gallery shop that has Monet goods.
Blue water lilies that can’t be seen anywhere else
The water lilies are in bloom between late April and early November, but it’s the period between spring and early summer that is particularly beautiful for the rich colors, and in late May, the Rose Arch that Monet doted upon goes into bloom and plenty of water lilies can be seen. The blue water lilies that cannot be bred in the original garden in Giverny, France due to the climate can be seen in late June in Kitagawa Village, thanks to the strong efforts of Gilbert Vahé, the custodian of the Giverny garden. A variety of other flowers can be enjoyed depending on the season such as tulips, Iceland poppies, dahlias and sage.