Rather than go into a spiel about the history of Japanese gardens, you can read the Wikipedia article. And Discover Nikkei has an article about the inconsistencies.
Since the Japanese garden was completed in 1968, it has a much more settled feel than the Chinese Garden.
This is the tea house.
This bonsai tree was next to the bathroom. Can you imagine? Having something that pretty next to the bathroom?
Rather than walk down and then up to get to the rock garden and then the bonsai garden, turn right and go...
...through this zigzag path of bamboo.
These "viewing stones" were meant to be touched. Made of California jade, a sign told us to touch them. So we did.
Look at those bamboo shoots. Think we can cook with them? :P
The defacing of the bamboo made me sad. :(
Exiting the bamboo forest we passed this jacaranda tree that had started spilling its blossoms. I love May, when all the jacarandas show their blooms.
In case you missed it, we started at the Chinese Garden before wending our way here and then to the Rose Garden next.
Other garden pictures may be found in Gardening Updates and other things to do in Explore SoCal.
The Huntington: Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108
Monday, and Wednesday to Friday noon to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Children under 5, free
Youths aged 5 to 11, $6
Students with ID, $10
Seniors, $12/weekday and $15 weekends
Adults, $15/weekdays and $20/weekends
First Thursday of each month. Reservations must be made one month in advance. Reserve online or call 1-800-838-3006 and choose an arrival time of 10:30 a.m. to noon or 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. No admission without a ticket. No regular admission tickets are sold on Free Day.
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