The Japanese Garden - beauty in the simplicity of nature

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.

 

 

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  • Claude H.

    A beautiful moment spent with beautiful ladies!!!
    Thank ou Kim for introducing us to such a lovely place!

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • Peppur

    It was great to meet you all and finally participate in an event :) As promised, here is the info for my play The Build UP that takes place in the mansion that I mentioned: www.thebuildup2013.eventbrite.com I will send it for the calendar. Next show is Sunday 4.21 with 5/12 being the next. (Mother's Day :) Cheers ladies!!

    April 17, 2013

  • Kimberly

    The Japanese Garden is such a beautiful place. I was in awe! And to experience it with the lovely ladies in MSK - it's an event I will always cherish.

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • Lupe O.

    I agree with all the comments ;) it was a perfect day with MSK. One of a kind meet up. Thank you to all who shared the pic's love love them all.

    April 15, 2013

  • Angela

    My family surprised me and flew in for my birthday...totally caught me off guard. I will not be able to attend. I was so looking forward to it. #ENJOY

    April 14, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Hope you had a fab bday celebration. See you next time!

      April 15, 2013

    • Angela

      Ohhhhhh Kimmmmm, thank you so much! It was fantastic!!!

      April 15, 2013

  • Carol

    I'm so bummed I had to miss it, thanks for the pics! Seems like some others missed it, let's do it again soon.

    2 · April 15, 2013

  • Dinah G.

    Sorry I missed everyone, I was there early, seeing Closed sign, I turned around. One reason to upgrade to smartphone:(

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Dinah, I'm sorry you missed us. There was a little confusion. With the gate being closed, some of us thought the gardens would not be open. They opened at exactly 10. I apologize for the inconvenience!

      1 · April 15, 2013

  • Joy

    Do any of you know if this place is wheelchair accessible? I know someone who is in a wheelchair (can't walk at all), and it would be great for her to enjoy the scenery. Thanks a bunch, if someone who attended the event can respond. :)

    1 · April 15, 2013

    • Kimberly

      I'm thinking that yes, it is wheelchair accessible. But you may want to contact them. The number is listed in the link in the body of the description.

      April 15, 2013

  • Dee D.

    Thank you, Kim, for organizing and thank you, to Mikela and others, for the beautiful photos. The garden is beautiful!

    2 · April 14, 2013

    • Joy

      The pictures are lovely!

      1 · April 15, 2013

  • Joy

    Hi...anyone want to carpool from los angeles city or beverly hills?

    April 13, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Joy, I'm sorry you can't make it. We do lots of car pool. Unfortunately there is no one coming from your area. I wish I had a helicopter to scoop you up:)

      1 · April 14, 2013

    • Joy

      That's okay. Thank you for posting. :) Next time!

      April 15, 2013

  • Dannielle

    Beautiful!

    April 14, 2013

  • Gigi

    Another beautiful day with beautiful women, looking forward to the next event!

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Tamie

    didn't realized i over booked.. was in Vegas....I apologize for the mix up

    April 14, 2013

  • Donna

    Another great MSK event! Thanks Kim for organizing!

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Kathy

    Wow, the photos posted are so pretty!!!! Thanks to all who took these beautiful shots.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Kathy

    A divine and lovely way to start our Sunday. Thanks for organizing this Kim.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Mikela

    Just plane beautiful :-)

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Anita

    This place is grt. I loved the garden a lot. Thank you Kim for organizing.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Peppur

    I'm here. Will find you all eventually! Beautiful place

    April 14, 2013

  • Kathy

    Mikela. It's $3.00 per person. See u soon.

    April 14, 2013

  • mona

    I'm here now

    April 14, 2013

  • Mikela

    Exiting the freeway now

    April 14, 2013

  • Mikela

    Is the price a group price only? We are still on freeway. We will meet you all inside when we get there.

    April 14, 2013

  • Peppur

    Let us know...I'm stuck behind a bike race. Post if you go to breakfast.

    April 14, 2013

  • Tonya

    I'm here too. Waiting in the line for the gate to open.

    April 14, 2013

  • Cristina

    I apologize for the confusion. I guess I was just too early. :) It will be open.

    April 14, 2013

  • Lupe O.

    I say breakfast then?!

    April 14, 2013

  • Lupe O.

    Lol! Yes it is I'm here ;)

    April 14, 2013

  • Cristina

    Jap Garden closed for the day guys. :(

    April 14, 2013

  • Jackie

    What crummy weather! Boo hoo. Is it still on?

    April 14, 2013

  • Lupe O.

    Kim, thank's on the weather update see u then ;)

    April 14, 2013

  • Harriet

    I have a friend that came in for a visit. Sorry for the last minute notice.

    April 14, 2013

  • Kimberly

    The weather promises to be really nice today. This event is still on! Hope you all can make it!

    April 14, 2013

  • Claude H.

    Also, how much time should we allot for the visit. I am booked for a 3pm cosching session.

    April 13, 2013

    • Kimberly

      I was told that the stroll should last about an hour. Hope you can make it.

      April 14, 2013

  • Christina W

    Regrets, I am under the weather.

    April 14, 2013

  • triya

    Darn, have an event to attend until 10:30...don't want to take up someone's space but if I finish early, will stop by. I'm right up the street.

    April 13, 2013

  • Evelyn

    I m feeling under the weather ladies, gonna have to bow out to rest for work week. I do enjoy being outdoors, sorry to miss. I will be changing my rSVp

    April 13, 2013

  • Claude H.

    Hi.
    Is this still on despite the weather? It was noted that if it rained the day before it would be cancelled. It's not raining in LA yet...but just checking.
    Claude

    April 13, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Hi Claude - I'm looking forward to seeing you. It's been awhile:) Yes, it is still on!

      April 13, 2013

  • Tracy R.

    I'm really planned on being there this morning but my son quickly dropped off the G-kids last night with there sleep over bag. Enjoy your day ladies!!

    April 13, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Tracy, the event is actually on Sunday. If you can't make it, though, please change your RSVP to No so that it won't count as a 'No Show'. Thanks!

      April 13, 2013

  • Tina

    Have A Beautiful Day

    April 11, 2013

  • Delita G.

    Sorry can't make this one. Was really excited about coming and meeting each and every one of you. I have a 100 page term paper that is due on Monday.

    April 10, 2013

  • Jelly

    Made other plans since I was on the wait list until recently. I hope the group plans this again.

    April 8, 2013

  • Joy

    Can we create a second group? :) Is that possible? Just curious.

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Lupe O.

    Looking forward to hanging out.

    March 9, 2013

  • Harriet

    Harriet Kaplan

    March 8, 2013

  • Tracy R.

    looking forward tom finally meeting everyone in a peaceful environment.

    February 17, 2013

  • Kathy

    Wow, this Garden looks so pretty!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Mikela

    Yeah!!!

    February 16, 2013

  • Angela

    Can't wait. Bringing my camera. That's my birthday weekend too!!!

    1 · February 15, 2013

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