Friday, November 11, 2011

Fall color at the Japanese Garden


One of the great things about living in Madison Park is our proximity to the Washington Park Arboretum, with its 230 acres of lush and varied habitat. A little gem within the Arboretum, of course, is the now half-century-old Japanese Garden.  While many of us may not think to visit the Garden at this time of year, these recently-shot pictures by photographer Dennis Valente illustrate the spectacular show that awaits those who do.


The Japanese Garden is open through this weekend (10:00 am until 4:00 pm each day), so this is your last opportunity to see the fabulous fall color the Garden displays.


Admission is $6 for adults, with discounts for seniors, youths, college students, and the disabled.  Kids five and under get in free.


The Japanese Garden, which covers three and a half acres of the Arboretum, was designed and constructed under the supervision of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960.


We did a little story on the Garden's 50th Anniversary last year. Information on the Japanese Garden is available here.

1 comment:

  1. How lucky we are - absolutely - GORGEOUS!!

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