Garden Gallery: Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan
Are your phlox blooming yet? In new England we are not quite there yet….but in Japan, well that is a different story.
This is Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan and this is what it looks like from mid May-mid June. I came across it today as I was looking for more information about moss phlox. It is quite a spectacle and it reminds me of countless earthen reservoir dams….wouldn’t this be a fantastic way to replant after the earthworks?
The park was started and mostly built by one man, Chubachi Mr. Sueyoshi. He began in 1947 after the war with just one plant which he built upon, spread and managed. My Sueyoshi died in 2009 but the park is still open to visitors and creeping phlox currently cover over 10 hectares. You can read more about it here.
images Kimi Tour Guide and Tumblr via oddity central.