I recently had the pleasure of visiting a lovely little garden tucked in the south end of the city called the Kubota Garden. This beautiful Japanese garden began in 1927. Back then it was only five acres, but over time it grew into the twenty acres that it occupies today. The garden shows particular beauty in the spring and fall, when the colors are boldest, but it is available to enjoy year round from sunup to sundown. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous but it is also dog friendly! After a self-guided stroll over the bridges and through the various woods, why not have a peaceful lunch by the spring pond or the stone garden? The Kubota Garden is a great little get-a-way for a walk with your furry friend, as well as a fun learning experience.
The garden offers a public guided tour every fourth Saturday of the month at 10am (no reservation needed), or you could schedule a private tour for eight or more people or an event. What a beautiful place for a doggo’s birthday party! Another amazing bonus to the garden is that it is completely free! Check out more about the Kubota Garden here.
Photos and Article by Wendi Black