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Crystal Garden

April 27, 2015

Crystal Garden

A few days ago we travelled to North Clifton near Newark to see ‘the world’s first crystal garden’.

The crystal garden is the latest edition to Pure Land Japanese Garden which was started by Buddha Maitreya in 1973.

With no prior knowldege of landscaping, Maitreya turned a number of fields into an award winning Japanese garden.

Living proof that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to, the garden has since featured in a number of TV series.

We first visited the garden some twenty years ago and were delighted to see how it has matured into a vibrant, peaceful space that is now also used for meditation and Japanese tea ceremonies.

The crystal garden is quite out of this world, a unique experience. It even managed to capture us as Ian tried to capture it.

To find out more about Maitreya’s life and work visit


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