Re-dedication of the Japanese Garden

Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017
Location: 
Japanese Garden

Friday, October 13, 4:00 pm
Ceremony at the Japanese Garden for Reflection and Contemplation

First designed in 1986, this garden has gone through many changes over the past 30 years. In its latest incarnation, the garden has been re-envisioned by Japanese garden consultant John Powell. It has been restored, while still respecting the original intent.

The garden now features a stepping stone path and, where the tea hut once stood, a lovely stone bench overlooking the pond with views towards Mt. Tom. Seven rock formations protraying Buddha's life have been reset. Some plants were removed and replacements installed. Other plantings are still to come, but we have begun the process. It will, of course, take some time for the garden to grow into its own. Our vision is for it to become a place of respite that is functional and aesthetically pleasing, a place were one can slow down and connect with nature.

 

Japanese Garden stone lantern and rock basin