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Take a Deep Breath at This Japanese Garden near Northridge

Take a Deep Breath at This Japanese Garden near Northridge

Sometimes it's nice to slow down and admire the beauty of nature. At The Japanese Garden in the San Fernando Valley, you can take advantage of a carefully planned, calming garden near Northridge. While the garden isn't currently open, it will be reopening soon by appointment. Here's everything that you need to know to plan your future visit from our Aspire Northridge apartments.

About the Garden

The garden ranks as one of the top Japanese gardens in America, according to its website. The space is a large 6.5 acres, encompassing three gardens in one. Doctor Koichi Kawana designed the inspiring garden. Interestingly, the garden is next to a water reclamation plant and uses the reclaimed water in the water features of the garden.

You'll find a wet garden with waterfalls, streams, and lakes to accompany the gorgeous plant life. In addition, there is a Zen dry garden with a three-Buddha stone arrangement. Finally, there is a tea house and tea garden.

Garden Etiquette

Since The Japanese Garden is a thoughtfully arranged nature space, it's important to follow these basic rules. Stay on the path: walking in areas outside the walking path damages greenery and landscape elements. No outside food or drink: water bottles are okay. Do not disturb plants or animals: don't pick flowers or leaves, and don't feed birds or fish. Remember to walk and not run through the garden.

What to Take Notice Of

There is a lot to enjoy, but be on the lookout for these beautiful elements throughout the garden.

Bridges: There are three different types (fording, transition, and viewing).

Lanterns: There are four different types of traditional stone lanterns. One such example is The Yukimi Doro or "Snow Viewing Lantern," which has a large top to collect snow so that it doesn't disrupt the lightbox.

Flowers: The lovely flower varieties add interest all throughout the year. You'll find azaleas, cherry trees, magnolias, wisteria, and more.

After a calming stroll through The Japanese Garden in San Fernando, you can enjoy nature at home in Northridge with these amenities at Aspire. When you want to know more about making our Aspire Northridge, CA, apartments home, contact us.

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