The Garden sits on a 12-acre plot. It offers a variety of educational programs, exhibits, and festivals as well as accredited horticultural classes to enhance and deepen visitor appreciation for Japanese culture. As a valued community resource, it is well known for its unique setting, stone arrangements, koi ponds, water features, sukiya-style buildings and landscape.
Bonsai means tray planting and is the art of dwarfing trees or plants by pruning and training in containers.
There was an interesting display of Japanese ceramics on display in the pavilion
|Tray made by Dot Kimura, a neighbor friend|
Tea and sweets were served to guests after a tea ceremony
We also visited the Museum of Photographic Arts which is one of the first museum facilities in the United States exclusively designed to collect and present the finest examples of photographic art, spanning the history of photography from the 19th century to the present day. The museum’s has one of the largest photography collections in the country and is a destination for scholars, researchers and professional photographers. There was an exhibit of some photographs by Ansel Adams.
|Ansel Adams photo-Clearing storm, Sonoma County|
Another interesting large photo was a large composite of hill views that took on the look of range of hills
|Section of Composite photo with a "forest" of power lines|