Higashimokoto Flower Park
Home to nearly a million roses Shibazakura flowers, spread over an area of 100,000 square meters, on a hill overlooking the city of picturesqe Takinoue the Higashimokoto Floral Park is a must see attraction for lovers of flowers.
At about 8 km from the city center of Higashi-Mokoto on the road to Mont Mokoto you will see on your left a hectare of ground phlox 8 foam on top of a small hill. From April to early June, the field is filled with tiny purple flowers white and red, pink no larger than 1.5 cm.
There are lost of impressive tourist destinations on the island of Hokkaido in Japan, but the floral park hill overlooking the city of Takinoue stands out as the most colorful. Every year, from early May to mid-June, the hill is covered with a carpet of pink phlox flowers, commonly called Shibazakura. Winding paths lead visitors to the base of the hill to the top where they are treated to a magnificent view of the surrounding sea of flowers. Higashimokoto Park was founded in 1956 with only a box full of seeds Shibazakura, but a growing number of plants have been planted every year since, and today pink flowers cover an area of over 100,000 square meters. Season months of flowering, bright pink flowers fill the air with a sweet fragrance that complements the breathtaking views. At the height of the moss phlox season, residents hold an annual festival devoted to flowers, with all kinds of themed events and stalls selling snacks and souvenirs.
This is Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan and it is what it looks like from mid-May to mid-June. I came across it today as I was looking for more information on moss phlox. This is a show and it reminds me of countless reservoir dams in earth …. Would not that be a fantastic way to replant after earthworks?
The park was started and mostly built by one man, Mr. Sueyoshi Chubachi. It began in 1947 after the war with a single plant that it has constructed, distribute and manage. My Sueyoshi died in 2009, but the park is still open to visitors and creeping phlox currently covers over 10 hectares. You can read more about it here.
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