Important: Construction Update

As you can see from the picture below, the garden is temporarily closed. The reason: we are performing some major new work. Our stone path, which begins at the tea house, encircles three-quarters of the garden. The path is being extended to return to the tea house, making a complete circle. In addition a new bench, new plantings, and a relocation of part of the bamboo fence, will all contribute to this major revision. When completed the newly constructed area will feature a fresh new perspective on the garden, from an angle not seen before. To say we are excited is an understatement!

This is all in addition to a huge effort involved in trimming back the bamboo plants that were damaged in this winter’s unusual freezes spells. The work on the stone path should be completed in the next several weeks. The bamboo will take longer to recover but, by the end of this growing season, will hopefully look as good as they did before. 

Stay tuned for more progress reports.