Member Speaker Series: Stone Carvings of Seiwa-En

July 16, 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center > Bayer Event Center
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Doors open at 10:30 a.m. | Presentation at 11 a.m.

In May 1977, the Missouri Botanical Garden dedicated Seiwa-en, the largest Japanese garden in the US at the time. To create a serene landscape, our Japanese Garden incorporates carefully designed plantings, waterfalls, benches, islands, and, notably, a variety of carved stone lanterns and sculptures. Join us for a look at the history, design, and meaning of these items with Tom Bush, longtime Garden docent, who spent the last eighteen months researching and documenting the design, history, and meaning of the stone carvings of Seiwa-en, as well as some interesting stories as to how these many of these items happened to find their home in our Japanese Garden. 

Free for members | Registration required
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The Member Speaker Series is proudly presented by Siteman Cancer Center based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

View recordings of past Member Speaker Series programs here.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is committed to providing an inclusive environment by ensuring that the Garden and our events are accessible to everyone. For accessibility accommodations such as American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, assisted listening devices, braille or large print handouts, and audio description when applicable, please contact (314) 577-5100 or at least two weeks prior to the event (if possible). Manual wheelchairs, motorized scooters, and strollers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center during normal Garden hours. Wheelchair rental is free. Learn more about accessibility at the Garden.


Free for Garden Members