Posted Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Japanese Garden Experts to discuss Ikebana, Bonsai and Composition July 14 

Join Morris Parks for an afternoon of beauty, the simplicity of Japanese gardening, flower arranging, and the art of bonsai at Willowwood Arboretum in Chester Township on Sunday, July 14, from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Daigo-ji temple with colorful maple trees in autumn, Kyoto, Japan

Daigo-ji temple with colorful maple trees in autumn, Kyoto, Japan

Japanese Garden Builder Asher Browne will talk about the concepts, principals, and elements that compose a Japanese garden. Learn various aspects of bringing Japan’s beauty to America, and enjoy iced green tea and mochi ice cream following the lecture.

At 2:45 p.m., join Toshio Okimatsu, President of the Ikebono, N.Y., Tachibana Chapter, and discover the 500-year-old art of Ikebana flower design. Similar to poetry, Ikebana expresses both the beauty of flowers and in our heart.

The Great Swamp Bonsai Society will be on site to explain the ancient tradition and techniques of Bonsai. Tour the Woodland Walk, or take a leisurely walk on your own. The cost is $30 per person.

For more information and to preregister, visit morrisparks.net or call 973.326.7606.

The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey. It currently protects and maintains 20,197 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!