David G Porter Japanese Garden - Guelph, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member J.A.R.S.
N 43° 32.408 W 080° 12.930
17T E 563380 N 4821097
Quick Description: A small peaceful japanese garden at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/8/2006 4:59:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMKG3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 124

Long Description:
This garden was dedicated in June 1995 to the memory of Dr. David G. Porter by his wife, Mrs. Bobbi Porter. Dr. Porter was a professor at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. Dr. and Mrs. Porter were enthralled with different Zen gardens during a trip to Japan in 1993.

The garden includes a salutation gateway, a stone bridge over a small fish pond, beyond the stone bridge is a sheltered bench (tea house) facing a zen garden of white raked gravel and stone islands. For more information including a diagram of the garden layout see (visit link)

There's plenty of parking at the Arboretum Centre. See the second map on this page: (visit link)

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Name: David G Porter Memorial Japanese Garden

Location (specific park it is located within): University of Guelph Arboretum

City: Guelph

Fees: no

Designer: Christopher Campbell

Date of Creation: 1995

Garden Website: http://www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum/GardenNA/GardensJG.htm

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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