A photojournal of the Wooster Square neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut. And, occasionally a photo of New Haven, of course, of course.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park
First we are going to take a stroll for the next few days in the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate State Park. It was a lovely day and we got there first thing in the morning before the crowds. Of course the Cherry Blossoms had already bloomed but the garden didn't lack for beautiful horticulture.
The pagoda that is in my opinion, the jewel of the garden was a Buddhist Shrine moved to the gardens in 1915 after the Panama-Pacific Exposition.
The Japanese Tea Garden was built and planted in Golden Gate Park for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition by Makoto Hagiwara. Over the next few days I'll continue to post photos from the gardens.
After serving congregations in Fairfield, Bridgeport, and Wilton, CT I am the Senior Redevelopment Pastor at Orange Congregational Church in Orange, CT. Prior to that I lived in Jerusalem (the real one) and I have three GORGEOUS children, the loves of my life.