I found this spot only when I moved to Āgenskalns, a wonderful part of Riga on the left side of River Daugava, and I immediately fell in love with it. It is small and a little bit neglected, but there’s something special about it that makes me want to visit it every time I go for a walk in my neighbourhood. It is especially beautiful in the fall, when the leaves are changing color and the ground is covered in a thick, colorful layer of leaves.
And a little bit about the history: this garden used to be called Meteors garden. In 1963 the garden of the rubber factory Meteors was combined with another private garden, and so the Meteors garden was born.
However, the Meteors garden turned into the Kobe garden recently, since Kobe, a city in Japan, has promised to make this a traditional Japanese garden that will certainly be a very interesting and unique addition to the parks and gardens of Riga. As evidence of this a cornerstone stands at the entrance of the garden while the garden goes through little transformations as the seasons change.