16 Oct

Autumn colours in the Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden will reopen its doors for 2 weeks only from Saturday, 12 October to Sunday, 27 October 2019 so you can admire the autumn colours in their full glory.

Visitors will see that the red tints of the Japanese maples are in perfect harmony with the green mosses and that the Japanese anemones are in bloom. The garden will be open daily from 10.00 to 16.00 hrs. during this 2-week period.


The Japanese Garden was created in the beginning of the 20th century by the former owner of the country estate of Clingendael, Marguérite M. Baroness van Brienen (1871-1939), also called Lady Daisy. Lady Daisy sailed off a number of times by ship to Japan and brought back to the Netherlands a number of lanterns, a water cask, sculptures, the pavilion, the little bridges and several plants. The original design with the serene pond, meandering brook and the winding pathways has remained intact all these years.

The Municipality of The Hague has always taken great care of the Japanese Garden because of its uniqueness and tremendous historical value. The garden was placed on the list of national historical monuments in 2001. Due to its fragility, the garden can be visited only during 2 short periods of the year.

Free information

Free information, a map of the garden and a walking route through the garden are available at the entrance to the garden.

Wedding photos can be taken in the Japanese Garden only when the garden is open to the public. More information can be found in Dutch under Landgoed Clingendael.

Wheelchairs can enter the garden via the Sterrebos entrance.