Buffalo Japanese Garden, Delaware Park

buffalo japanese garden, delaware park
buffalo japanese garden, delaware park
1600x1200
 
buffalo japanese garden, delaware park
1600x1200
 
buffalo japanese garden, delaware park
200x150
 

 

Buffalo Japanese Garden

 

The Buffalo Japanese Garden is at the western end of Delaware Park in New York. It was designed during the 1870s by Fredrick Law Olmstead as part of the cityís park system. Delaware Park covers

350 acres of land, and is the centerpiece of the park system. The Shakespeare Festival is regularly celebrated in Delaware Park.


The schematic design phase for the Buffalo Garden began in 1970, and it was completed in 1974 to symbolize the friendship of Kanzawa, Japan and Buffalo, New York. The charming horticultural garden was improved, re-landscaped and re-dedicated in 1996.


The Buffalo Japanese Garden is a popular venue for informal meetings, peaceful retreats and social occasions among Buffalo residents. The gardenís tranquil, flowing, natural design makes it a haven for people who want to take a break from the city life. Unlike all the other Japanese gardens in the United States, it is on public park land, and is open and freely accessible to the public.


An organization called the Friends of the Japanese Garden promotes and spreads awareness

about the garden. It aims to remind people of what the Garden stands for: peace and friendship.

The Friends of the Japanese Garden collects donations and raises funds for the landís maintenance.