Sansho-en is a Japanese-style garden that reaches across three islands and encompasses the surrounding lake at Chicago Botanic Gradens. It is a place of serene beauty, designed for quiet contemplation and appreciating nature throughout the seasons. Dedicated in 1982, the 17-acre garden was developed to provide an opportunity for visitors to experience one of the great horticultural art forms of the world without leaving the Midwest.
Pictured, people are crossing what is known as the "Zig Zag Bridge." This modern interpretation of a farmer’s humble bridge links the two islands of Keiunto and Seifuto and offers views of the Waterfall Garden and Shoin Building (far right). Just make sure you have your head down as you cross the bridge or you'll walk right off the bridge and fall into the water.
Photo captured at Chicago Botanic Gardens on May 22, 2010.
New photos posted on most Mondays through Thursdays.
All photos are copyrighted and may not be reproduced or distributed without my expressed, written consent.