Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sansho-En: "Garden of Three Islands"

I had a chance to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden over the 4th of July holiday. I had originally planned to visit last year, but I was unexpectedly forced to put it off after a health scare while passing through Union Station. After a year  I was able to return and visit, and without a doubt, visiting has contributed to my healing. The Botanic Garden is spectacular. One could easily spend the entire day there as did my wife and I. The Japanese stroll garden is one of the best in the country. 



It's made of up three islands (see map):




You can read more about the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden and/or download a detailed description with map.

Here are some pictures I took while visiting:



It was a great day at the garden and at the end we were rewarded with a beautiful sunset over Horaijima (Island of Everlasting Hapiness), an island inaccessible to mortals.


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