The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is a jewel of stunning flora in the midst of Fort Wayne, and from July 23rd through November 13th this year, the conservatory is honoring the city’s Japanese “sister city” with a new exhibit. This Japanese garden exhibit, titled “Our Japanese Sister,” was created to honor Fort Wayne’s relations with faraway Takaoka and has a distinct, calming flavor you won’t be able to experience anywhere else.
Featuring everything from meticulous bonsai trees to a ceremonial tea house and a number of tranquil paths through the garden, this exhibit will even include special events such as a class on the art of Ikebana flower arrangement. A family event will occur on September 24th, when you can bring the kids to learn educational information about Japanese food, tea, and culture. What’s more is that as the seasons change, the garden will move from summer annuals into autumn chrysanthemums, giving visitors who drop in several times something new to see later in the year.
The Japanese garden exhibit at the botanical conservatory is sure to delight your eyes and teach you about the beautiful, ceremonious ways of Japanese culture and gardening. It’s a can’t-miss event that’s only $5 for adults and $3 for children.