Japanese Garden

Japanese GardenSeattle, WAColor is not a principal objective in a classical Japanese garden. It's all about shape and form. These two Azaleas will shed their blooms in a few weeks and the garden will be just as imposing as it is now.Color is not a principal objective in a classical Japanese garden. It’s all about shape and form. These two Azaleas will shed their blooms in a few weeks and the garden will be just as imposing as it is now.

This is a Chaniwa style garden built for holding tea ceremonies. There is usually a tea house where the ceremonies occur, and the styles of both the hut and garden are based on the simple concepts of the sado. Usually, there are stepping stones leading to the tea house, stone lantern, and stone basins (tsukubai) where guests purify themselves before a ceremony.
It is also a strolling gardens, for viewing a sequence of effects from a path which circumnavigates the garden. The 17th-century Katsura garden in Kyoto is a famous exemplar. Evergreens including Japanese black pine, and such deciduous trees as maples grow above a carpet of ferns and mosses.

Noteworthy American Japanese Gardens include:

  • Anderson Japanese Gardens (Rockford, Illinois)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn, New York)
  • Chicago Botanic Garden (Glencoe, Illinois)
  • Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (California State University, Long Beach)
  • Fort Worth Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • Hagiwara Japanese Tea Garden (San Francisco, California)
  • Hakone Gardens (Saratoga, California)
  • Hayward Japanese Gardens (Hayward, California)
  • The Huntington (San Marino, California)
  • Japanese Friendship Garden (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Japanese Friendship Garden (Kelley Park) (San Jose, California)
  • Japanese Garden at Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (St Paul, Minnesota)
  • Japanese garden at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (near Chanhassen, Minnesota)
  • Kumamoto En (San Antonio, Texas)
  • Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida
  • Normandale Japanese Garden (Bloomington, Minnesota)
  • Portland Japanese Garden (Portland, Oregon)
  • Seattle Japanese Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum, Kubota Garden (Seattle, Washington)
  • The Japanese Garden (Los Angeles, California)
  • Seiwa-en at the Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • Taniguchi Japanese Garden (Austin, Texas)
  • Yuko-En on the Elkhorn (Georgetown, Kentucky)
  • Shigematsu Memorial Japanese Garden at Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan

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