Sasebo Japanese Gardens, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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(Last Updated On: October 17, 2018)

There seems to be a bit of everything tucked into Albuquerque’s Bio Park, so I shouldn’t have been surprised to discover that one section houses a Japanese garden. Named for one of Albuquerque’s sister cities, the Sasebo Japanese Gardens are built around one of the largest koi ponds I’ve seen and an equally large waterfall.

In the gardens at the Albuquerque Bio Park - ExplorationVacation.net

In the gardens at the Albuquerque Bio Park - ExplorationVacation.net

In the gardens at the Albuquerque Bio Park - ExplorationVacation.net

In the gardens at the Albuquerque Bio Park - ExplorationVacation.net

In the gardens at the Albuquerque Bio Park - ExplorationVacation.net

The garden has only been here since 2007, but the plants have filled in beautifully and provide a shady oasis around the pond. Now that spring is here, magnolias add a splash of color.

In the gardens at the Albuquerque Bio Park - ExplorationVacation.net

In the gardens at the Albuquerque Bio Park - ExplorationVacation.net

In the gardens at the Albuquerque Bio Park - ExplorationVacation.net

In the gardens at the Albuquerque Bio Park - ExplorationVacation.net

It looks like spring is on the way!

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So ridiculously beautiful!

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I love that Japanese gardens can be found in unlikely places. We found a red chinese bridge with cherry blossom trees in the Oamaru Public Garden in the South Island of N.Z.!

I really like the third shot from the bottom, great color contrasts between the flowers, branches and the sky.

What a great set of beautiful photos! We were in Albuquerque a few years ago and passed by the parl. I would have totally stopped if I knew this was inside. It’s such a tranquil setting and I love Japanese gardens.

Colour – there’s a concept. Spring is coming but so slow here. Loved seeing the blossoms n this post. I’m off to SW Utah next week and looking forward to getting a jump on spring.

What a gorgeous park! The magnolia are starting to blossom here, and I saw some cherry blossoms yesterday. Spring has sprung (or at least it’s trying)! Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday