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Japanese Garden Open House


Members of the Memphis Botanic Garden recently enjoyed a nice fall evening in the Japanese Garden of Tranquility (Seijaku-En). As traditional Japanese music played in the background, guests enjoyed a candlelit walk around this Garden, giving visitors a chance to learn more about the folklore and symbolism behind the design as the sun set.

The horticulture staff shared information on the significance behind the Japanese and regional native plants as well as elements that are unique to Japanese garden design. The Japanese Garden is also home to geese, turtles and Koi fish.

Members of Ikebana provided food and flower arrangements for the event. Members were also on hand providing the history of this Garden as well as the principles behind Ikebana floral design. Students and professors from the University of Memphis Japanese Studies program instructed attendees in the ancient art of calligraphy.

At this members-only event, guests sipped saki and plum wine, enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, and even made painted paper fans. It was a night of cultural fun in this iconic treasure at the Memphis Botanic Garden.


Posted by Bonnie Grosshans at 1:18 PM


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