Huntington Library Reveals Japanese Garden’s $6.8 Million Renovation

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Located in San Marino, California, the Huntington Library Japanese Garden underwent a $6.8 million yearlong renovation. Unveiled in time for the 100th anniversary, the Japanese Garden features a newly installed ceremonial teahouse and sloping bridge.

According to Huntington Library spokeswoman Lisa Blackburn, “The Japanese Garden has been one of our most popular attractions for a century, so our intention wasn’t to change the things that made it so well loved but to restore it to its original beauty.”

The newly renovated gardens feature a ceremonial teahouse and tea garden, multi-layered landscaping, curved paths, a bamboo forest, a raked-gravel dry garden, a bonsai court with delicate miniature trees and smooth black viewing stones. Situated on nine-acres, the gardens were closed for one year in order to complete the renovation.

Railroad tycoon and art collector Henry Edwards Huntington created the garden between 1911 and 1912.

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