Updated Japanese Garden Re-Opens at The Huntington

April 27, 2012 | by —Michelle Ward | Homepage

Picturesque scenery and a storied past have made The Japanese Garden at The Huntington one of LA’s most treasured spots. The nine-acre property has re-opened after a $6.8 million renovation completed earlier this month, adding new elements to the century-old grounds.

A cascading waterfall, ceremonial teahouse, and a tea garden, as well as a revamped Japanese House are among the changes. Named Seifu-an (meaning the Arbor of Pure Breeze), the recently restored Kyoto teahouse—a donation from a Pasadena Buddhist Temple—will be used only on occasion for traditional ceremonies and demonstrations. The remainder of The Japanese Garden will be open to the public. 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, 626-405-2100

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