Kyoto Friendship Garden

Sometimes on the way home from work, Stuart and I will call into Lauriston Castle, up in Barnton, for a quick walk around the grounds and to visit the Kyoto Friendship Garden.

Lauriston Castle

This little Japanese Garden not far from the City is peaceful with beautiful views over the Forth.  The garden was gifted by the prefecture of Kyoto to the City of Edinburgh, to celebrate the enduring relationship between the two cities since 1994.  It was designed by the Japanese Garden designer Takashi Sawano.

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The grounds themselves are lovely to walk around, great views and there is even a croquet lawn out the front of the house!

Lauriston Castle GroundsThe little conservatory which sometimes has parties going on or craft work shopsViews over the ForthCroquet Players

We love coming here, and hopefully you will too if you ever get the chance to pop in!