Tennessee July 24, 2019
Few People Know There’s A Peaceful Japanese Garden Hiding Right Here In Tennessee
The Memphis Botanic Garden is one of the preeminent tourist attractions in west Tennessee. Known for its gorgeous grounds and cheap admission, it’s a great spot for both locals and tourists to frequent throughout the year. If you have a penchant for Asian design, however, you may just want to plan on spending an afternoon at the peaceful Japanese Garden hiding right in plain sight.
The Japanese Garden of Tranquility, Seijaku-En, is located in the heart of the expansive Memphis Botanic Garden.
The Japanse Garden is known best for its iconic Red Bridge, which remains one of the most photographed locations in the greater Memphis Area.
The garden itself is designed as a traditional Japanese garden, but the plants utilized are actually native to the West Tennessee area. Great for a long stroll on a lazy afternoon, you'll most likely find yourself running into a myriad of Canada geese and turtles.
Don't miss the koi fish, either! Their lifespans are quite long, and they hold a solid spot of honor in Japanese culture. If you visit during the warmer months, you'll even be able to feed them!
The design of the garden is incredible and intelligent, beautiful and unforgettable.
Designed to seamlessly orient symbolic elements throughout, you will have the chance to learn about the symbolism of the garden design as you make your way through.
You can visit for yourself from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the winter months, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the winter. Adults will find themselves paying a $10 admission price, and children a mere $5 to get into the Memphis Botanic Garden. If they're under the age of two, it's free! Address: 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117
If you’re looking for more information, make sure to check out the
official Japanese Garden page on the Memphis Botanic Garden website.