A private garden in Rockport, Maine designed in a style favored by Japanese warlords of the 16th century (Momoyama Period).
The Japanese Garden begins with an artful design by Hoichi Kurisu and the firm Kurisu International. His work ranks among the finest Japanese gardens outside of Japan, including Portland Japanese Garden (Oregon), Anderson Gardens (Rockford, IL), Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden (Delray Beach, Florida).
The 7.5 acre, Mizumoto Japanese Stroll garden was created in 1986 and includes a 3 large koi lakes, moon bridge, meditation garden, tea house and traditional Japanese garden landscaping.
At 40 acres, the Japanese garden at Gibbs Gardens is one of the largest Tsukiyama gardens in the nation. What visitors see when they visit today is a far cry from the bog covered with invasive smilax vine that owner, creator and designer Jim Gibbs was faced with in 1987.