Japanese Garden at The Botanic Garden at OSU
Posted by: sshelle
N 36° 07.182 W 097° 06.056
14S E 670908 N 3998895
Quick Description: Japanese garden on the grounds of The Botanic Garden at OSU, Stillwater, OK
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/4/2012 7:42:57 AM
Waymark Code: WME50E
The Japanese garden at The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University is a permanent garden constructed by visitors from Stillwater's sister city, Kameoka, Japan. It is a tea garden, with a Japanese lantern, crouching water basin, stepping stones and a waiting place. It is between the rock garden, hosta garden, and sun perennials, on the edge of a little meadow on the east side of the gardens.
The Botanic Garden at OSU is free to visit. Between 8 at 5 on weekdays, visitors can enter off of Virginia Ave to the north and park close to the studio gardens of the TV show "Oklahoma Gardening" as well as the Horticulture Research Center, staffed by master gardeners and garden ambassadors who are available to answer questions about the botanic gardens or about home gardens. Visitors can also park at the south entrance off of Highway 51 any time. The south entrance is a demonstration of low-impact development practices such as pervious paving, bioswales, and rain gardens. Trails connect the south entrance to the studio gardens, sensory garden, chicken moat garden, and all of the theme gardens.
The Botanic Garden is managed and run by the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. It is part of a 100-acre field research station, with other departments also conducting research (natural resource ecology management, biosystems and ag engineering, entomology and plant pathology, plant and soil science, zoology, etc.) in the garden areas as well as the arboretum and turf research center nearby.
Name: Japanese Garden
Location (specific park it is located within): The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University
City: Stillwater, OK
Designer: visitors from Kameoka, Japan
Garden Website: http://www.osubotanicalgarden.okstate.edu/
Parking Coordinates: N 36° 06.988 W 097° 06.087
Date of Creation: Not listed
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