A haven for reflection, this spiritual garden draws you into a deeper contemplation of the natural world and your place in it. Cross a bridge, stroll through a tea garden and pause beneath a wisteria-covered trellis. You’ve entered the magical realm of Gan Ryuu Tei (rock stream garden) a Japanese mountainscape rendered in picture-perfect miniature.
Your love of nature and a sense of culture draw you to this gem of a garden, where every detail matters. The dry cascade has been achieved with a classic composition of rocks, clipped evergreen azaleas, and weathered beach stones. Ornamental grasses, Austrian pines, Japanese maples, hemlocks and Asiatic lilies fill you with peace and serenity.
The Japanese Garden is one of our most beautiful spaces for wedding ceremonies.
The modern world goes away when you are here. The Japanese Garden has provided spiritual sustenance for generations of guests. This is a place to let your soul take over.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The Japanese Garden was a gift of Ikebana International, Chapter 20, in 1975.
- It was designed by David Slawson, who trained under Kinsaku Nakane, one of Japan’s renowned garden masters
- Views of the garden are framed by posts and eaves, serving to focus the powers of meditation.
- Trees are pruned to appear of great age heavily shaped by the forces of nature.
- Symbolism abounds. For instance, the “turtle rock” is intended to impart a sense of permanence and age, according to Japanese tradition.