Experience the intrigue and tranquility of one of North America's most celebrated Japanese gardens. A series of six diverse gardens set against water, rock and sub-tropical flora guide us through six distinct moments in Japanese history.

"I'm sort of looking for the wow factor I call it... where people can just sit down and they're like "Wow. How did he do that?" or "How did this get done?" just for them to get in a peaceful mind state, for them to be able to relax as they walk around and take a look." Dwayne McCledon, Gardener, Rock Designer.

Shinden Garden: Common to Japanese Aristocrats of the Heian period from the 9th to 12th centuries. The garden is composed of a large pond surrounded by soft, floral landscaping. From here, find yourself among the Bamboo Grove. Listen carefully as the bamboo leaves sing in the breeze.

Paradise Garden: A Buddhist recreation of heaven on earth. This garden reflects 13th to 14th century Japan. Plant life flourishes around water features with spurts of crimson red firebush. 

Early Rock Garden: Developed out of Zen Buddhism favored by the 14th Century Samurai class. The backbone of the garden is the massive boulders, giving the impression of waterfalls in this "dry landscape." 

Late Rock Garden: Another "dry landscape", this austere space is meant to facilitate Zen meditation causing one to turn away from the sensory appeal of nature and look within oneself.

Flat Rock Garden: This garden makes the most of open space. Comprised of a bed of raked gravel with carefully created lines and shapes, this garden inspires calm and peace, reflective of the Edo period of 17th-18th century Japan.

Romantic Garden: A modern garden from late 19th to 20th century Japan. Here we see a return to nature for inspiration. Follow water trickle away from waterfalls and through the stream. Birds revel in the cool waters and lush plant life.