Nestled in the heart of busy San Fernando Valley is a peaceful oasis: Suiho-en, 'Garden of Water and Fragrance'. Also known as the Japanese Garden, this is one of Los Angeles' best kept secrets. The lush grounds include a variety of flowers such as azaleas, magnolias, lotuses and wisteria, as well as fan-shaped ginkgoes, one of the oldest species of trees. Snow-white egrets perch like sentries atop black pines, planted on islands in the middle of the large lake. A 3-tier waterfall, representing heaven, man and earth, provides the main source of water from the plant. Join me as I take a leisurely stroll through the 3-gardens-in-1. We will enter past a Zen meditation dry garden featuring a Tortoise Island, a 'three Buddha" stone arrangement. Next along the path is an expansive stroll garden with waterfalls, lakes and streams, abundant greenery and stone lanterns carved by artisans of Japan. Last is the Shoin Building with a teahouse and adjacent garden.
Entry is $3 ($2 for senior citizens and kids 10 and younger)
Parking is free
***If there is rain, this event will be cancelled.