Urban nature & beaches

    Japanese garden in Kadriorg Park

    An exquisite Japanese Garden, designed by renowned landscape architect Masao Sone, sits at the northeast corner of Kadriorg Park.

    The natural landscape of this section of the park, with its tall trees and heavy rocks, is well suited for it. The plants were chosen specifically to suit Estonia's colder climate. In spring, cherry trees and rhododendrons blossom; in summer, the garden is filled with irises and orrises; while autumn, with its seasonal change, brings reds, oranges, yellows and browns. It is the largest public, rhododendron garden in the region.

    Rocks play an important part in the garden. Mr Sone fell in love with the Tallinn's cobblestone Old Town and this influence is clearly visible.

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    • Lovely fairy garden

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      May 7, 2022 By Serafina R

      May 6th: The trees are still leafless, but the grass is green and the laburnums blossom (pretty yellow flowers). There are lakes, mossy rocks, stone paths and little Japanese statues. Like in a fairy... Read more comments

    • Beautiful and peaceful

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      September 8, 2019 By Zane Z

      Beautiful park with small details, beautiful ponds and some koi (?) fish swimming there. Loved the little bridges as well.

    • Peaceful

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      August 26, 2019 By neddar k

      A small peaceful corner of a bigger park, essentially it is a lake surrounded with different trees and stones. It is very beautiful harmonious place, pleasing to the eye and excellent for quiet walk... Read more comments