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Serenity Garden, Bethlehem Public Library - Bethlehem, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 40° 37.121 W 075° 22.786
18T E 467877 N 4496497
Quick Description: Serenity Garden is a Japanese garden with a tea house, located east of the Bethlehem Area Public Library.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2014 6:31:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMMG50
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 8

Long Description:
In Bethlehem's center is Serenity Garden, which is a Japanese garden that includes a tea house.

The garden is located east of the Bethlehem Area Public Library, and is located near the intersection of New Street and W. Church Street. Parking is available nearby - read the signs and put money in any parking meter.

The garden is a roughly rectangular feature with many interesting features within it. There are raked sands; bonsai and topiary bushes/trees; rocks and pebbles; water; and a tea house. By the tea house is a sign stating the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Suburban Greening Award for 2006.

There are several signs around. I won't transcribe them. In summary, they describe the elements of a Japanese garden, state that this a gift from the twin city of Tondabayashi, Japan.

The garden was designed by well known Japanese architect, Yoshinaga Sakon, in 1971 and presented to the city of Bethlehem as a symbol of their friendship. The interpretive sign was added in 1994 on the 30th anniversary of the friendship.
Name: Serenity Garden

Location (specific park it is located within): Bethlehem Government Center, east of the Bethlehem Area Public Library

City: Bethlehem

Fees: no

Designer: Yoshinaga Sakon

Date of Creation: 1/1/1971

Garden Website: http://www.bethlehem-pa.gov/about/sisterCities/japan/serenity.htm

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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