The rose garden here holds 1,200 species of roses and 5,000 rose bushes. It was planned by Montague Free, who was the botanist of the Botanic Gardens.
The Cherry Tree gardens have more than 200 cherry trees, and 42 different species. The trees were planted after World War I, and just like in Japan, each year the "Sakura Matsuri" festival takes place during the cherry tree blossoms.
The Japanese Garden was opened in 1915, and was designed by landscape architect Takeo Shiota. Here you can see a small Shinto Temple, for the old Japanese religion, a coy pond, tea house, and small island.
The Shakespeare Garden is the fourth garden here. This is a British style garden that has 80 species and plants, all mentioned in texts from Shakespeare.
The Garden of Scents is the fifth garden and is dedicated entirely to the blind. In the garden you will find Braille signs showing information about the various plants and visitors are instructed to touch and feel the different leaves. Here you will find four types of plants: those that are meant to be touched, plants with fragrant leaves, plants with fragrant flowers and herbs. The garden is accessible and adapted to the handicapped and the plants are at their height. A fountain with clean water will allow you to wash your hands after touching the plants.