Hayward Japanese Gardens Reviews
Very relaxing, small garden. Kids & Adults love the Fish & the Turtles. Very clean. Nice little outing with the kids & seniors. Lots of places for seniors to sit. more »
Small, but beautiful place to visit... and did I mention that it is free?! People enjoy taking photographs there (casual or dressed up). Fairly easy to get to. Parking lot is very close by. more »
How often can a resident in the East Bay there is a place worth visiting and it is free? If you like Japanese garden, you would probably pay to go to the one in Golden Gate Park. Seldom do people know there is one hidden in Hayward. It is basically a condensed version with decent size. It has trees, flowers, pavilion, bridge and pond with fish. It is a wonderful place to take pictures. I have seen couples taking wedding photos there. Even though I saw online that it closes at 4:30 but I was there way past it. Parking is plentiful during the week because not many people go there.
Beautifully manicured bonsai-style plants, trees, and shrubs line the walkways of this very well kept Hayward treasure! Plenty of spots for the avid photographer to master formal and informal pics! Great views of San Lorenzo Creek can be viewed from a few spots within the garden. A few nice, clean spots to sit and enjoy the creek, the koi pond or just the plants and trees. Was super impressed by the cleanliness of the garden!
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