My sister was visiting from Michigan last week and, being a lover of nature and photography, I just had to bring her to visit Morikami Japanese Gardens and Museum in Delray Beach, Florida.
What a gorgeous place to relax and de-stress. Meander down paths surrounded by beautiful blooming flowers, trees and shrubs, over Japanese bridges and admire the symmetry and restfulness of six different types of Japanese rock gardens.
Check out the Wisdom Ring, a replica of a 500-year-old stone lantern that now stands as a symbol of Miyazu, Delray Beach’s sister city in Japan. The original stands in a temple dedicated to the deity of wisdom in Monju Japan.
On display is a wonderful exhibit of bonsai, some as old as 400 years, or if you have children with you, let them wander the exhibit of “Japan Through the Eyes of a Child”. Here they can actually sit in a Japanese classroom or learn about their kitchens and bathrooms.
It is a place that can be enjoyed by young and old and an enormous amount of gratitude is extended to George Sukeji Morikami, one of the original Japanese settlers of the Yamato Colony, for donating the land for this beautiful garden.
Check out more amazing photos in the gallery.