Shomu-en, Blevins Japanese Garden Grand Reopening POSTPONED
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
Sat, Mar 28 9:00 am
Join us for the Grand Reopening of Shōmu-en, Blevins Japanese Garden on March 28, 2020! Following a 10-month renovation with enhancements made possible by the Blevins family, the enhanced garden will feature a new accessibility path and entrance and renovated pavilion as well as new horticulture additions, including gingko, maple, and stunted pine trees. Last October, the garden was the beneficiary of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), a program that supports the enhancement of Japanese gardens outside of Japan. The MLIT sent a team of six gardeners and craftsmen to work alongside Cheekwood gardeners on the project. Efforts focused on deepening of the dry creek, placement of new boulders in the dry pond and rearrangement of the traditional Tsukubai basin behind the viewing pavilion.