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Am I fickle? Am I wholehearted? Hydrangea of various expressions

The hydrangea is a flower giving color to the long damp rainy season. Blue, purple, pink, red, white… the various hues come from multiple factors including acidity and aluminum ion content in the soil, as well as the number of days since flowering, etc. The changing colors of hydrangea signify fickleness and inconstancy in the language of flowers, while hydrangeas are also named wholehearted love from their strong vitality and flourishing green leaves.

We are introducing places to offer a good view of hydrangeas in Osaka city, reaching their peak around mid June. Flowers full of charm, elegantly blossoming in the rain!

>>Do not miss!

Ikasuri Jinja is a shrine standing quietly among office buildings in Hommachi. Hydrangeas have been cultivated here for about 10 years by Shinto priests. About 200 plants of various hues and variety, some planted in the ground, some in pots.


Ikasuri Jinja shrine

3 Watanabe, 4-chome, Kyutaromachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka


Two parks representing Osaka

[Flowers with a windmill in the background]

The EXPO ’90 Commemorative Park spreads out on the vast former site of the International Garden and Greenery Exposition (Flower Expo) held in 1990. You can encounter seasonal flowers blossoming with a windmill in the background, the symbol of the park. Of course, you cannot miss hydrangeas in this season. You can enjoy the color gradation on Ajisai Dori (Hydrangea Street) stretching from the East gate slope to the hills on the east side peripheral waterway from mid May to early July.

The park holds a barbecue plaza, a camping-ground, the Eco Museum of Osaka to learn about nature, and also facilities for horseback riding, tennis and park golf. You can fully enjoy the wonders of nature in the park.


EXPO'90 Commemorative Park Tsurumi Ryokuchi

2-163, Ryokuchi Koen, Tsurumi-ku, Osaka, 538-0036

【Access】

A short walk from Tsurumi-ryokuchi Station of Subway Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line
Admission free (open all day)


[Learn Cultivation Management of Hydrangeas]

The Nature-filled Nagai Botanical Garden, which opened in 1974, occupies about one third of Nagai Park. Numerous wild birds visit, and about 1,000 species of trees grow thickly. The gardens are separated into sections by the flowers in the park. The hydrangea garden offers large flowers from late May to late June. About 6,200 plants of 30 species proudly bloom in rich hues along a creek between slopes, reminiscent of a valley deep in the mountains.

Various lectures are held in the park as well. You can gather tips in trimming, watering and fertilizing in the Cultivation Management of Hydrangeas. It will be held on June 16 (Thu) 13:30-15:30 this year. The lecture is free of charge, given by a Green Consultant (for the first 70 on the day, Lecture is given in Japanese).


Nagai Botanical garden

1-23, Nagai Koen, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, 546-0034

【Access】

Approx. 10-minute walk from Nagai Station of Subway Midosuji Line
Admission: 9:30-17:00 (March to Oct), 9:30-16:30 (Nov to Feb), Last admission 30 minutes prior to closing
Admission fee: Adults 200 yen

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