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Japanese Gardens Revitalization
Designed at the turn of the last century by Isaburo Kishida and then Tadashi Noda, the Japanese Gardens were among the first of the formal gardens built at Hatley Castle. Now a peaceful oasis in a weary world, the gardens have reached a venerable age. Compassionate care is urgently required to preserve both plants and infrastructure.
Thanks to a generous lead donation from a Vancouver Island family, plans for a large-scale revitalization of the Japanese Gardens include a traditional Japanese teahouse where formal tea ceremonies, among other community events, will be held. Construction will begin this summer and additional funding is urgently needed to see this vision come to life.