Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden (Como Park)

Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden (Como Park)

The Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden is a living symbol of the peace and friendship that exists between Saint Paul and its sister city Nagasaki, Japan. A renowned landscape designer in Nagasaki, Masami Matsuda, created the garden according to time honored Japanese design principles using plants and trees that are hardy in Minnesota. Infused with true Japanese design, the garden is meant to delight your senses.

Seiwa-en at Missouri Botanical Garden

Seiwa-en at Missouri Botanical Garden

Seiwa-en, “garden of pure, clear harmony and peace,” is located on 14 acres at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the nation. The Japanese Garden, dedicated in 1977, was designed by the late Professor Koichi Kawana, a native of Japan and lecturer on environmental design and landscape architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland became a sister city with Sapporo, Japan in 1958 and 5 years later made plans for a Japanese Garden. On June 4, 1962, Portland City Council created a commission to establish the garden on the site of the former 5.5 acre Washington Park Zoo. The first meeting of the Japanese Garden Society was held in 1963 and planning for the garden began. Professor Takuma Tono of Tokyo Agricultural University was hired to design and supervise construction of the new garden.

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