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Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Registrants & Fees
Members pay for their own charges
Suiho En - Garden of Water and Fragrance
In the midst of the busy San Fernando Valley lies an oasis – a 6 1/2 acre garden, which features three gardens in one. As one enters The Japanese Garden, designed by Doctor Koichi Kawana, there is a dry Zen meditation garden (karesansui) containing Tortoise Island, a three-Buddha arrangement of stones, and a wisteria arbor across a Plover Path. Next along the path is an expansive Chisen or “wet-strolling” garden with waterfalls, lakes and streams, abundant greenery, and stone lanterns which were hand-carved by artisans in Japan. At the end of this path is the Shoin Building with an authentic 4 1/2 tatami mat teahouse and adjacent tea garden.
The Garden is open: Monday – Thursdays 11am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm
Admission (Exact change is always appreciated):
Adults – $5, Seniors 62+ – $3, Children under 12 – $3
We'll meet at the main entrance at 10am when the garden opens. Everyone will be free to roam on their own or stay in a group with Dusty.