FAR EAST IN THE PARK.
You don’t have to travel far to get a taste of Japan in Leverkusen. A detour to the Japanese Garden is all it takes for visitors to find themselves in a spectacular expanse of parkland, with 15,000 square metres of flowering treasures from many parts of East Asia, as well as enchanting sculptures, ornate lanterns or curved gate buildings. The Japanese Garden was created as early as 1912. On the initiative of Carl Duisberg, the then general director of Farbenfabrik Friedrich Bayer & Co., a garden landscape was developed under professional guidance, which has been open to the general public since the 1950s. Today, the Japanese Garden attracts many visitors, but also employees from the Chempark who regularly spend their lunch break here, or couples who take flowering wedding photos destined to last forever.