栗林公園は早朝、日の出の時間(3月は6時30分から)から開園しているので、早起きして出勤前に栗林公園の梅林の写真を撮影してきました。

I went to see ume (Japanese Apricot) blossoms at Ritsurin garden, Takamatsu city, Kagawa pref., Japan. There are about 170 Japanese apricot trees within the gardens; about 80 trees are planted in the north grove and about 80 trees in the south grove. The south grove was called “hyakkaen (garden of a hundred kinds of flowers)” during the Edo period, and the Japanese apricot trees were planted there since then. The north grove has been planted since the Meiji period and it contains a sample tree that is being observed by the local Takamatsu meteorological observatory.
Because most of the current trees have been planted since 1945, many trees estimated to be 50 – 60 years old can be observed here. The Japanese apricot blossom season is from the end of January to the middle of March, which means they can be enjoyed for a long time.

特別名勝 栗林公園
住所:香川県高松市栗林町1-20-16 [Google Maps]
TEL:087-833-7411

SpecialPlace of Scenic Beauty Ritsurin Garden
Address : 1-20-16 Ritsurin-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa [Google Maps]
TEL : 087-833-7411

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北門からはいって永代橋を渡った先に鮮やかな色が見えてきました。

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森のトンネルをくぐると梅の爽やかな香りが漂います。
ここからはグラビア写真のみで、梅の香りをご堪能下さい。

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栗林公園の梅園
園内には約170本の梅があり、このうち南梅林・北梅林にそれぞれ約80本が植えられています。南梅林は、江戸時代は「百花園」と呼ばれていた場所で、当時から梅が植えられていました。北梅林は明治以降につくられたものですが、高松地方気象台で観測している梅の標本木があります。
現在ある梅の木はほとんど昭和20年(1945年)以降に植えられたもので、樹齢は推定50~60年程度の木が多く見られます。梅の花期は、1月下旬から3月中旬で長く楽しめます。

Ritsurin Garden Japanese Apricot Trees
There are about 170 Japanese apricot trees within the gardens; about 80 trees are planted in the north grove and about 80 trees in the south grove. The south grove was called “hyakkaen (garden of a hundred kinds of flowers)” during the Edo period, and the Japanese apricot trees were planted there since then. The north grove has been planted since the Meiji period and it contains a sample tree that is being observed by the local Takamatsu meteorological observatory.
Because most of the current trees have been planted since 1945, many trees estimated to be 50 – 60 years old can be observed here. The Japanese apricot blossom season is from the end of January to the middle of March, which means they can be enjoyed for a long time.

Special Place of Scenic Beauty Ritsurin Garden | TRAVEL IN TAKAMATSU | Experience Takamatsu

The Diverse Beauty of the Daimyo’s Gardens, Created Over a Period of 100 Years
An authoritative French travel guide (The Michelin Green Guide Japan) gave the Ritsurin Garden a top class three-star rating, saying that just the gardens alone were worth making a trip to visit. The circuit-style garden can still be seen in the same state today as it would have appeared to the feudal lords who created it, at the beginning of the Edo period (1600-1868).

Construction of the garde began during the time of Matsudaira Yorishige, the first lord of the newly reformed Takamatsu Domain, which he ruled over from 1642. The gardens were finally completed—over 100 years later—in 1745, during the time of the fifth lord Matsudaira Yoritaka. Later, too, subsequent lords of the domain continued to maintain and restore the gardens, which came to be loved as a second home to the Matsudaira clan, under the strictly ordered hierarchy of feudal Japan.
The garden spans out against the backdrop of Mt. Shiun to the West, covering an area roughly 3.5 times the size of Tokyo Dome, making it one of the largest daimyo gardens in all of Japan. The garden boasts six ponds and 13 man-made hills, skillfully arranged to create a diverse display of landscaped beauty in which visitors see various different scenery as they advance through the garden. This is referred to as ippo ikkei, meaning “one step, one view.”

香川県高松市の大名庭園「栗林(りつりん)公園」の梅の香りに誘われてメジロがやってきました。
Mejiro (a bird of the silvereye group) came to ume(plum) trees at the Ritshrin Garden, Takamatsu city, Kagwa pref., Japan. Allured by the pleasant‐smelling aroma of ume (plum) blossoms, birds came to the garden.



MEJIRO Ritsurin Garden a bird of the silvereye group from you sakana film on Vimeo.

梅の里から―粟津清純写真集
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参考:
栗林公園 | 特別名勝、ミシュラン三つ星の日本を代表する大名庭園
栗林公園 – Wikipedia
@ritsuringarden – Twitter