Attractions Nearby : The Houston Zoo, Space Centre, etc.
Suggested Duration : 1.5-2 Hours
Address : 6000 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, United States
Open Hours : Monday to Sunday
9.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Entry Fee : Free entry to the garden
Built-in 1992 by the Tokyo landscape architect Ken Nakajima, the Japanese Gardens truly reflects a traditional Japanese essence. With over 20 varieties of trees and 100 plus varieties of shrubs, visitors can enjoy the landscape, the water setting (stream in the garden), the rock formation made from pink granite, the teahouse and the three stone lanterns, which are the only sculptures used in the design of the garden.
Some of the plants that can be found in the lush garden are: crepe flowers, Japanese Maples, dogwoods, azaleas and cherry trees. The cherry trees were gifted by Japan to the USA. The koi population of the pond is protected as the garden is 90 per cent organic. The gazebo near the edge of the stream provides a place to relax for the visitors.