Known as “Akamatsu” and “Mematsu” in Japan, the Japanese red pine is native to Japan, Korea, northeastern China, and the extreme southern regions of Russia. The red pine is cultivated widely in Japan for its timber production, but it is also grown for its ornamental qualities, and plays an important part in the classic Japanese garden. This tree can be found on the left hand side of the main path leading to the main entrance of the garden.
To view the Japanese red pine and many other varieties of pine and acer, as well as gingko, weeping katsura and stewartia trees, visit Thyme on 43rd this summer.
To book your personal viewing of the garden, please contact Evelyn Faulkner at 604 534-5902. For a small donation of $10.00, you can take a leisurely stroll through the garden; for $15.00, Evelyn will give you a personal guided tour!