Glover Garden [グラバー園 Gurabāen]
If you follow me on Instagram, you’re most likely aware of my fascination with the flowers in Japan. Glover Garden is located in Nagasaki, Japan and was built for Scottish merchant —Thomas Blake Glover ; who contributed to the modernization of Japan in shipbuilding, coal mining, & other fields.
Here’s our wonderful English speaking guide, Sunny who really lives up to her name with her very happy and pleasant disposition. Consider yourself lucky if you book with JTB and get assigned to her 🙂
There are several ponds in the area which are home to turtles and kois.
The Glover Residence which also happens to be the oldest Western style house surviving in Japan !
The Glover Residence is also known as Ipponmatsu which translates to Single Pine Tree. Why? In 1863 + , there stood a pine tree just outside the house but was later on chopped down in the early 20th century.
Stunning view from the Glover Residence.
可愛い！ Before arriving at the Former Ringer Residence, you will find a small place where you can rent costumes such as this outfit ! I wasn’t able to check how much since I didn’t want to get left behind by the group. You won’t miss it though as a lot of customers are flocked around the store 🙂 If you have the time to rent one, go for it!
You can also find the Ringer House [built 1865 for Frederick Ringer] inside the Glover Garden.
Frederick Ringer (1838–1907) was a British merchant who took over Thomas Glover‘s role as leader in the Nagasaki foreign settlement. Ringer House (built 1865) is situated in Glover Garden. During the decades from the late 19th to early 20th century, Ringer made great contributions to trade and industrial promotion in Nagasaki [source]
Every bloggers dream spot to take a photo! hehe.
On the way out of the garden, you will pass by this area with a heart shaped stone on the floor. It is believed that when a couple touches this stone, they will be together forever! — I guess it works with friends as well, right?! BFF! You can also leave your name and wishes on the Love Tree which is right beside the heart shaped stone 🙂
But since I don’t have a boyfriend…and my BFF Tricia’s not with me — I just posed near the rocks and plants and pretended to look oh, so sad. LOL.
The Cycad Tree which was given by Lord Shimazu to Thomas Glover when the Glover House was built. This tree is known to be more than 300 years old!
Small exhibit before exiting the Glover Garden.
Just outside the souvenir shop
How does Japan manage to make everything look cute and adorable?
Hope you enjoyed this entry! 🙂