Excellent library (10am - 4pm - closed on holidays)
The botanical gardens include two Japanese-style sub-gardens. Takamine Garden highlights the Anelli Pond as well as stone lanterns, Japanese maples, sedge and water iris.
The second garden is the Moon-Viewing Garden and Waterfall Garden. Water flows in a small stream from the Waterfall Garden to the pond at the Moon-Viewing Garden, which was a 1993 gift from the local chapter of Ikebana International. Japanese cherry trees bloom in late January or early February.
Stare at foxtails swaying in Xi'an
just as they do
in paddies back home.