Education through Travel and Adventure
Japanese Friendship Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony
Now - November 2, 2012
Trip is FULL. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.
Friday | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Trip Limit: 12
Escape to the Far East for this unique opportunity to visit the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden for a specially arranged private garden tour and tea ceremony. The Japanese Friendship Garden, Ro Ho En, is an authentic 3-1/2 acre Japanese Stroll Garden with tea garden and tea house located in central Phoenix. This tranquil and beautiful setting features more than 1,500 tons of hand selected stone, footbridges, more than 50 varieties of plants, flowing streams and waterfall, and a pond with over 300 koi fish. The garden was designed by landscape architects from Himeji, Japan. The tea ceremony, conducted by a Tea Master from the Urasenke Foundation, is based on an elegant ritual dating back to 11th century Japan. Price includes roundtrip transportation, garden walking tour and private tea ceremony. For those self-driving to the program, please arrive at the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden by 9:50 a.m.