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Brooklyn Botanical Garden's Japanese Garden Re-Opens

  http://www.bbg.org/visiting/happening/japanese/index.html

Last Updated: 6/3/2000

It's back and better than you remember. After an 11-month, $3 million restoration, the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden is ready to enchant us once again.

When it first opened in 1915, it was the first Japanese Garden built in an American public garden. It is still considered the masterpiece of landscape designer Takeo Shiota, and it has long been the most popular part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Trees have been added. Views have become more breathtaking. Uncommon collections of Japanese irises and tree peonies now grace the pond's perimeter. The symbolic Torii has been restored, and the viewing pavilion's intricate trim and wisteria-covered pergola has been refinished with painstaking care.

In sum, it beckons to all who want to immerse themselves in the majesty and spectacle of nature. Enjoy!





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