In the Meiji period, the residence of the second mayor of Kanazawa was located were the plum grove is now. For a long time after that, the location was used for outdoor gatherings.
The plum grove was landscaped from 1968 to 1969, as part of a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Meiji period. Saplings for the plum grovewere gathered from famous places for plum trees, and there are now 200 trees of 20 varieties. Dark pink blossoms come out at the end of February, and are at their best from the middle to the end of March. White varieties are the most numerous, and produce a lot of fruit. The June harvest is an annual event. Improvements were made to the plum grove in 2000; a meandering stream was added, and Funano-ochin Teahouse, which was once in Renchi-tei Garden, was reconstructed.