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After a year-long closure and a $6.8 million renovation, the historic Japanese Garden is set to reopen to the public on April 11, 2012, marking its centennial as one of the most beloved and iconic landscapes at The Huntington. Completed in 1912, it has attracted more than 20 million visitors since the institution opened to the public in 1928.The renovation project included the restoration of the Japanese House, a structure built in Japan around 1904. In these videos, members of the restoration team reflect on what the garden means to them.

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After a year-long closure and a $6.8 million renovation, the historic Japanese Garden is set to reopen to the public on April 11, 2012, marking its centennial as one of the most beloved and iconic landscapes at The Huntington. Completed in 1912, it has attracted more than 20 million visitors since the institution opened to the public in 1928.The renovation project included the restoration of the Japanese House, a structure built in Japan around 1904. In these videos, members of the restoration team reflect on what the garden means to them.

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    A Peaceful Garden (For Mac, PC, iPad)

    A Peaceful Garden (For Mac, PC, iPad)

    Toshie Mosher talks about what the Japanese Garden means to her—from the calm tranquility of the landscape to the blend of features conceived by artists and craftsmen. Toshie Mosher is a member of The Huntington’s Board of Overseers.

    • 2 min
    • video
    A Peaceful Garden (For iPhone)

    A Peaceful Garden (For iPhone)

    Toshie Mosher talks about what the Japanese Garden means to her—from the calm tranquility of the landscape to the blend of features conceived by artists and craftsmen. Toshie Mosher is a member of The Huntington’s Board of Overseers.

    • 2 min
    • video
    An Evolving Garden (For iPhone)

    An Evolving Garden (For iPhone)

    Laurie Sowd reflects on how The Huntington’s Japanese Garden has evolved over the last century to include three traditional types of Japanese gardens. Sowd is the Vice President for Operations at The Huntington.

    • 1 min
    • video
    An Evolving Garden (For Mac, PC, iPad)

    An Evolving Garden (For Mac, PC, iPad)

    Laurie Sowd reflects on how The Huntington’s Japanese Garden has evolved over the last century to include three traditional types of Japanese gardens. Sowd is the Vice President for Operations at The Huntington.

    • 1 min
    • video
    An Iconic Garden (For iPhone)

    An Iconic Garden (For iPhone)

    Jim Folsom talks about the significance of the Japanese Garden at The Huntington—from its long status as an iconic garden of the Huntington to its role for the delight, education, and inspiration of visitors. Folsom is the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens at The Huntington.

    • 3 min
    • video
    An Iconic Garden (For Mac, PC, iPad)

    An Iconic Garden (For Mac, PC, iPad)

    Jim Folsom talks about the significance of the Japanese Garden at The Huntington—from its long status as an iconic garden of the Huntington to its role for the delight, education, and inspiration of visitors. Folsom is the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens at The Huntington.

    • 3 min

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