Sansho-en, AKA Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden at Chicago Botanic Garden is a 17.3 acre promenade style garden or kaiyu-shiki, a garden style developed during the 17th century. Sansho-en means “The Garden of the Three Islands” – Keiunto, Seifuto and Horajima – visible in a diagram of the garden.
Well-known garden designers and intense community effort have been the hallmarks of Lili`uokalani Gardens since the beginning in 1917. Some of the designers include Nagao Sakurai (1949 restoration following 1946 tsunami), Kinsaku Nakane (1968 restoration plan following 1960 tsunami), Katsuaki Nobukuni (1972 tea house garden), Kazuo Nakamura (1976 bicentennial garden), David Tamura and Fred Nonaka (1997 tea house garden), and Leonard Bisel (2000).
A modern take on the Japanese stroll garden is forming around the plaza level of the Trammell Crow Center in the art district of Dallas.