One of the most beautiful gardens in Houston is located right in the middle of the city. The Japanese Garden in Hermann Park is a zenful location where people come to read, relax, do yoga, and meditate. It is also one of the locations where photographers love to come and take photos of their clients. Many times you can find a couple getting engagement photos or a woman on the bridge below having a maternity shoot.
My wife and I were married in the location above with a small handful of friends. Better hurry, because these things are really not permitted but they happen.
With its waterfalls, bridges, and stone paths that wander among crepe myrtles, azaleas, Japanese maples, dogwoods, and cherry trees, the Japanese Garden is a peaceful hideaway in Hermann Park. The garden was designed by world-renowned landscape architect, Ken Nakajima. Natural materials are used, such as rock, wood, and plants, to give a feeling of serenity. The Japanese Garden features a teahouse and winding paths to explore the lush gardens. – Hermann Park website information.
On October 19, 2012, 20 cherry trees were planted in the garden to commemorate the original gift of cherry trees to the United States by Japan in 1912.