Waterfront Botanical Gardens inaugurates an authentic $22 million Japanese garden

Waterfront Botanical Gardens inaugurates an authentic $22 million Japanese garden



OPEN AT THE END OF NEXT YEAR. THE WATERFRONT BOTANICAL GARDENS HELPS BEAUTIFY DOWNTOWN LOUISVILLE WITH A $22 MILLION JAPANESE GARDEN. AS ADDIE MINOR TELLS US, THE PROJECT WILL BE LIKE WALKING IN JAPAN. HERE THE RIGHT STAND WAS ONCE A DUMP AND NOW IT IS A NICE AND IN ITS NEW LIFE. HIS. $22 MILLION TO EXPAND AND ADD A JAPANESE GARDEN. THE WATERFRONT BOTANICAL GARDEN IS ALREADY A LIVING WORK OF ART AND THIS JAPANESE GARDEN IS GOING TO BE ONE AND IT WILL BE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, TOURISM AND EDUCATION. THE ON AND ON LIST. THE GARDEN WILL ALSO BE ONE OF A KIND DESIGNED BY PRIZE. JAPANESE ARCHITECT SHIRO, WHO HAS DESIGNED GARDENS AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING THE JIMMY CARTER PRESIDENTIAL GARDEN IN ATLANTA. OUR TRADITIONAL AND AUTHENTIC JAPANESE GARDEN WILL INCLUDE A 19 FEET WATERFALL, TWO STREAM, POND, TEA HOUSE, SUMMER HOUSE, RED ARCHED BRIDGE, ZIGZAG BRIDGE, A MAGNIFICENT BONSAI GARDEN. NAKANO SAYS HE WAS PARTICULARLY ATTRACTED TO THIS PROJECT, THANKS TO ITS GOAL OF BEAUTIFYING SOMETHING WHICH WAS ONCE QUITE LITERALLY A JAPANESE LANDFILL GARDEN OR STARTED TO MOVE NATURE INTO THE RESIDENTS’ GARDEN TO INTEGRATE THE NATURE IN OUR LIFE. IN MAYOR FISHER SAYS. SIMILAR TO THE WATERFRONT PARK CLEANUP, IN ADDITION TO THE LIN FAMILY STADIUM, THIS PROJECT IS JUST FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE CITY’S COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING ITS LANDSCAPE. THEY ALL HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON. BROWNFIELD HAS RECOVERED AN UNESTHETIC USE THAT WAS NOT SUITABLE FOR OUR CITY NOR DESERVING BY OUR RESIDENTS. AND SO WE ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO TURN THEM INTO WORLD CLASS BEAUTY SCENES. I AM HAPPY THAT THE JAPAN PEOPLE WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO SHARE THE ART WITH THE PEOPLE OF KENTUCKY, JUST AS THE PEOPLE OF KENTUCKY SHARE THEIR FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN. AND BOB HERE WITH US ADD

Waterfront Botanical Gardens inaugurates an authentic $22 million Japanese garden

The Waterfront Botanical Gardens has been talking for a while about bringing an authentic Japanese garden to Louisville. On Thursday, they finally ushered in the expansion. Kasey Maier, CEO of Waterfront Botanical Gardens, was joined by Governor Andy Beshear, Mayor Greg Fischer and landscape architect Shiro Nakane. The $22 million project will include a 19-foot waterfall and stream, a tea house and summer house, a red arch bridge, a zigzag bridge and a bonsai garden. Nakane said he was drawn to the project because of its location – a former landfill. “Japanese gardening began with moving nature into a resident’s garden, to continue incorporating nature into our lives,” Nakane said. The project is expected to last approximately 24 months. The goal is to be completed by the end of 2024.

The Waterfront Botanical Gardens has been talking for a while about bringing an authentic Japanese garden to Louisville. On Thursday, they finally ushered in the expansion.

Kasey Maier, CEO of the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, was joined by Governor Andy Beshear, Mayor Greg Fischer and landscape architect Shiro Nakane.

The $22 million project will include a 19-foot waterfall and stream, a tea house and summer house, a red arch bridge, a zigzag bridge and a bonsai garden.

Nakane said he was drawn to the project because of its location – a former landfill.

“Japanese gardening began with moving nature into a resident’s garden, to continue incorporating nature into our lives,” Nakane said.

The project is expected to last approximately 24 months. The goal is to be completed by the end of 2024.

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