Wouldn't you like to discover Japanese gardens close to home - and places to visit in your travels? Visiting these gardens will help you relax and find peace, slow down and reconnect with beauty and nature. In short, visiting these gardens is a gift ... from you to you! The Japanese Garden Directory includes listings for more than 160 Japanese gardens throughout the United States, including famous gardens like those in Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. You'll also find lots of places you've never heard of, like once-private homes with amazing gardens that are now open to the public. And you won't believe how many college campuses across the country have Japanese gardens these days! The up-to-date Japanese Garden Directory includes state-by-state garden listings, hours the gardens are open (including whether they're year-round or seasonal), admission fees (lots of them are free!), how to contact each garden, including its website address, and a useful description of each Japanese garden - and of the facility as a whole. That's because some of these small meditation sanctuaries are destinations in and of themselves. Other "Zen zones" are located inside huge parks, including properties that also have museums, planetariums and even zoos.
Published: 1st August 2004