The Ofuna Botanical Garden is a local hidden gem. It’s such a nice escape from the daily commute in this hectic city life. A place to enjoy a carefree walk, listen to the birds, and gaze at beautiful flowers difficult to find anywhere else. Formally known as the Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna Botanical Garden Flower Center (神奈川県立フラワーセンター大船植物園), Ofuna Botanical Garden is located within minutes of Ofuna JR Station. Since 1962, visitors have continued to admire the bloom of a unique variety of flowers every season. Mark your calendars today to enjoy your favorites throughout the year!
- JAN: Winter Sweets, Daffodil
- FEB: Plum, Peony
- MAR: Camellia, Peach
- APR: Sakura, Tulip, Peony, Rhododendron
- MAY: Peony, Rose, Wisteria, Iris
- JUN: Iris, Hydrangea, Water Lily
- JUL: Lotus, Lily
- AUG: Sarusuberi, Althea
- SEP: Spider Lily, Cosmos, Daria
- OCT: Rose, Camesa, Chrysanthemum, Salvia
- NOV: Sasanqua, Winter Sakura, Peony, Cyclamen
- DEC: Sasanqua, Winter Sakura, Peony, Cyclamen
For more details on the Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna Botanical Garden Flower Center, be sure to read Ofuna Botanical Garden here on JapanTravel!
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