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Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

Peaceful retreat—a place of serenity and meditation

The raked "sea" of white stones simulates waves, while mounded shrubs evoke hills and mountains. Patterned after the karesansui or dry landscape style, this Japanese garden reproduces a natural landscape abstractly. Other traditional Japanese garden styles include the Chaniwa or tea ceremony garden, and the Tsukiyama or hill garden which reproduces a natural scene.

Plants are a part of the harmonious whole of this garden. Many Japanese plants fill the garden, including the magnificent, Japanese crepe myrtle, Lagerstroemia fauriei that anchors the shoreline and novel Japanese maple cultivars that reflect tranquility in every season. Opened in 1984, the Japanese Garden was renovated in 2010. Take a moment to reflect, while surrounded by the beauty of this garden.

Sign Sponsored by the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust

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