The Japanese Garden and the Morikami Museum is a well-kept landscape gardening complex with traditional Japanese sculptures, interesting park solutions and exhibitions. You can see an interesting collection of real bonsai - dwarf trees.
Walking in the park
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will require at least one and a half to two hours to go around the whole territory. Of course, the garden Morikami in Florida is significantly different from the real Japanese parks and gardens. First of all, in size. There is no traditional Japanese desire to fit everything that is possible on a tiny piece of land.
Enough space. Rivers and ponds, intercepted by graceful Asian bridges about 5 times more than the original. Ponds for feeding Japanese carps Akai koi and koi smokes are normal ponds, not fountain cups. Food for carp can be bought right there. For food with carp, nimble and funny red-eared turtles quite successfully compete. Children love to feed carp, according to Japanese beliefs, this activity should bring good luck and wealth in later life.
Perhaps a little lack of sophistication and sophistication, classic for eastern gardens of angle changes, when the view changes completely in just half a step. But spacious, everything is clearly visible, in the best European traditions.
Those interested in East Asian culture will enjoy the tea ceremony. Ceremonies are held on schedule, which is better to know in advance. The Morikami Museum has collected more than 7,000 interesting exhibits from which you can learn about the ancient culture of Japan.
Morikami Garden in Florida as a family destination
Morikami Park is comfortable and convenient. There are benches in beautiful places. The general atmosphere is friendly, there is no Japanese stiffness and ceremoniality. No one will look askance or disapproval of tourists slapping a statue of a laughing Buddha, who has sprawled freely in a flower bed. For children, there are fun. This feeding carp, test the strength of thin bridges, playing with fountains. Adults will be interested to visit the bamboo grove, carefully consider the device of real stone gardens, just walk in a picturesque cultural environment, among neat and fancifully trimmed plants.
The Japanese Garden and the Morikami Museum is a true masterpiece of park art.
How to prepare for a visit to the gardens of Morikami: exhibitions and festivals
The most interesting thing in Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is of course shows and festivals. The show of Japanese drummers, Kabuki theater tours and modern theaters, carp festivals, boys and girls festivals are all incredibly colorful and interesting spectacles worth seeing.
A few advice:
- The shadow in the Japanese garden is not everywhere, but the distances are considerable;
- Be sure to take enough hats and water;
- Choose comfortable sports shoes;
- In the garden of Morikami in the United States are no urns, so the trash bag will not be superfluous;
- Restaurant at the Morikami Museum is only one. They serve Japanese food and quite interesting drinks. On weekends, during holidays and events there are queues. It will not be superfluous to grab some snack with you;
- The entrance to the park is paid, from 10 to 20 dollars. On some days there is a free admission, you need to follow the schedule.
|Duration of the tour||3-4 hours|
|Conditions of the tour|
|Address||4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446|
for groups of 15 or more.
|Hours of operation||
Festival Hours of Operation: