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    1 1997 Last Updated 11 11 2007 Sources Hillwood Museum and Gardens web site JGarden Description This former home of philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post heiress of the Post cereal fortune is now a museum It features one of the most comprehensive assemblages of imperial Russian fine and decorative arts outside Russia and an extensive collection of eighteenth century French works of art The twenty five acre estate is in the heart of Washington D C and includes twelve acres of estate and thirteen acres of woodlands with important azalea 3 000 specimens and orchid 1 600 specimens collections According to the Hillwood Museum s web site Myaida s garden at Hillwood is one of the last remaining examples of gardens influenced by the reintroduction of the Japanese culture to America during the 1950s Shogo J Myaida was a garden designer who became a naturalized U S citizen in the 1920s during the first wave of Japanese cultural influence in North America Myaida was known for a style of garden design that married the best of American pragmatism and Japanese aesthetics Myaida s goal was not to design a mimetic copy of a garden in Japan but rather to create a Japanese influenced garden that fulfilled the requirements set by the owner Despite his lack of obsession with authenticity the layout of the Hillwood garden nonetheless interprets a traditional hill and pond garden with a miniaturization of a mountain landscape including a stream cascading from an evergreen forest and then pouring into a series of ponds connected by streams and waterfalls before it ends in a lake at the bottom More than 500 stones have been placed construct a mountainous landscape Paths cross through the garden and wood or stone bridges are interspersed to allow movement across the water elements Other

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  • JGarden - Gardens
    Contruction Date 1998 2000 Public Private PUBLIC Hours Guided tours are conducted seven days a week from 9 30 a m to 4 45 p m except during January and February when tours are offered from Monday to Friday only Tours in English normally leave every half hour and last for approximately 45 minutes to one hour The building is closed on some holidays including Thanksgiving Day usually fourth Thursday in November Christmas Day and New Year s Day For safety reasons children under age 5 are not admitted on tours Admission Adults 7 50 Senior Citizens 6 00 Students with valid ID 5 00 Children between 5 and 14 years old 4 00 Added to JGarden 8 11 2001 Last Updated 8 11 2001 JGarden Description The garden is located around the Peace Bell outside the General Assembly building The Secretary General traditionally marks the vernal equinox first day of Spring and the International Day of Peace on September 5 the day the General Assembly convenes for its annual session by ringing the Peace Bell in this garden The Bell was a gift from a Japanese individual in 1954 and was cast from coins collected by children from 60 different countries It is housed in a structure ressembling a Shinto shrine made of cypress A World Peace Bell Association has grown up around this tradition and now 13 peace bells exist around the world There is also one in the Cowra Japanese Garden in New South Wales Australia The Committee for the Peace Bell Garden at the United Nations commissioned Shinichiro Abe and ZEN Associates to design and build a new garden around the Bell The new design symbolically represents the seven continents of the globe as depicted on the United Nations Flag The Peace Bell Tower is located

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  • JGarden - Gardens
    Weather Phone 1 402 346 4002 Fax E Mail Contact Designer s Shinichiro Abe ZEN Associates Contruction Date fund raising Public Private PUBLIC Hours Daily 9am 4pm except Christmas Day Admission Admission is free until fall of 2001 Added to JGarden 8 11 2001 Last Updated 8 11 2001 JGarden Description A five acre Japanese garden commissioned by Omaha s sister city of Shizuoka Japan in celebration of 30 years of cross cultural exchange the site has not yet been built The Botanical Gardens are attempting to raise the 4 million necessary to construct it The central feature of the garden will be a one acre pool The site is on the floor of a valley which has very steep slopes Streams boulders and waterfalls will be installed on these steep slopes and re circulate water from the main pool Architectural features will include a Japanese cultural center a traditional tea house arbors bridges and other garden features These structures will be built by Japanese craftsmen using centuries old traditions and designs Further enhancing the the garden is the recent gift of 24 carved stone lanterns These beautiful works of art will be located throughout the garden A gift of

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    Brooklyn Botanic Garden Japanese Hill and Pond Garden Brooklyn New York Gasho of Japan Central Valley New York Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Long Island City Queens New York John P Humes Japanese Stroll Garden Mill Neck New York Innisfree Garden Millbrook New York Asia Society New York New York United Nations Peace Bell Garden New York New York Japanese Stroll Garden Hammond Museum North Salem New York Old Westbury Gardens Old Westbury New York Garden of Serenity Bethlehem Pennsylvania gardens private Zen Mountain Monastery Mount Temper New York Maxmillian Hoffman House Rye New York people John Blois Stamford Connecticut Judy Glattstein New Jersey Brian Funk Brooklyn New York Masa Izu Jamaica New York Stephen Morrell Long Island New York Japan Society New York New York Markus Luck and Linda Raskin New York New York Carlo Filho Rye New York Japan Foundation New York New York New York New York New York Chad M Novak Philadelphia Pennsylvania Michael Menkevich Philadelphia Pennsylvania suppliers Broken Arrow Nursery Hamden Connecticut Twombly Nursery Monroe Connecticut Sticks and Stones Farm Newtown Connecticut Cricket Hill Garden Peony Heaven Thomaston Connecticut Japan Nursery Englishtown New Jersey Bamboo and Rattan Works Lakewood New Jersey Cummins Garden Marlboro New Jersey

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    books etc designers suppliers organizations biographies glossary timeline links jgarden news Keep up with JGarden changes and news Subscribe to our monthly newsletter MOVED Name MOVED Alternate Name This garden entry has been moved to a new Private Gardens section Address Mailing Address City State Postal Code Country Phone Fax E Mail Contact Designer s Construction Period Public Private PRIVATE Hours Admission Added to JGarden Last Updated JGarden Description Eternity

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    wide variety of purposes ranging from meetings of small classes and Japanese tea ceremonies to quiet contemplation and meditation Shoyoan Teien is an intimately scaled courtyard garden designed to be viewed from a stationary location This garden is a karesansui dry landscape garden centering on a series of abstract forms that allude to features from the local landscape including the Connecticut River and rolling hills of the region Stone in the garden was salvaged from nearby brownstone quaries Shoyoan received a Green Dove Awared from Common Boundary a Bethesda Maryland based organization dedicated to exploring psychology spirituality and creativity In making the award Common Boundary said the garden stood out for its sheer beauty and the way it addresses the interface of ecology psychology and spirituality by exploring the relationship between humans and our natural environment From the web site The Freeman garden was designed and built in summer 1995 by Steven A Morrell a landscape architect specializing in Japanese style gardens His earlier public projects have included meditation gardens for Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper New York and Omega Institute in Rhinebeck New York as well as a tea garden exhibition for the New York Japan Society Since 1981 he has been Curator of the John P Humes Japanese Stroll Garden in Mill Neck New York Shoyoan Teien falls within the tradition of the viewing garden one intended primarily for contemplative viewing from within an adjoining roomor from a veranda or bench just outside Unlike the more expansive strolling garden which presupposes a moving viewer and sequential experience of shifting views an intimately scaled courtyard garden like Shoyoan Teienis designed to disclose its full panorama to a stationary visitor seated at its edge The tradition of the viewing garden has a long history in Japan attaining its classic

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    UNITED STATES Latitude Longitude lat 40 767115 long 73 937219 Find Gardens Nearby Weather Phone 1 718 721 1932 Fax 1 718 278 2348 E Mail Contact Designer s Isamu Noguchi Construction Period Public Private PUBLIC Hours Open April through October including holidays Wednesday Thursday and Friday 10 00 AM 5 00 PM Saturday and Sunday 11 00 AM 6 00 PM Admission Suggested Contribution 4 00 Adults and 2 00 Students and Senior Citizens Added to JGarden 2 1 1997 Last Updated 12 24 2000 JGarden Description The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum displays a comprehensive collection of artwork by sculptor Isamu Noguchi 1904 1988 in a tranquil setting created by the artist On exhibition are more than 250 works including stone metal wood and clay sculptures models for public projects and gardens dance sets and Noguchi s Akari light sculptures Housed in thirteen galleries within a converted factory building and encircling a garden containing major granite and basalt sculptures the museum presents one of the most dramatic installations of art in New York City The Isamu Noguchi Museum is operated by The Isamu Noguchi Foundation Inc from the museum web site Bibliography Aston Dore Noguchi East and West New

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    43 37274 Radius 100 miles Name City State gardens Yushien Amherst College Japanese Garden Amherst Massachusetts Smith College Botanic Garden and Lyman Plant House Northampton Massachusetts Wa Shin An Japanese Tea House and Meditation Garden Mount Holyoke College Japanese Meditation Garden South Hadley Massachusetts Stanley Park Westfield Massachusetts gardens private people American Bamboo Society Albany New York Steve Burzon Danby Four Corners Vermont Irene Berkson West Rupert Vermont suppliers Tripple

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