UT Arboretum Society/FRREC - Japanese Dry Landscape Gardens Lecture Series Event

The Forest Resources Research & Education Center
Oak Ridge
Thursday, January 24, 2019
7 - 8 pm

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society and the Oak Ridge Friendship Bell Advisory committee present “Japanese Dry Landscape Gardens Around the World and in Oak Ridge” on Thursday, January 24, 7:00 p.m. at the UT Arboretum auditorium.

Karesansui garden expert, Martin McKellar, a retired Ph.D. from the University of Florida International Center and longtime volunteer in the Karesansui gardens at the Harn Museum, will be presenting the program. Having made over a dozen trips to Japan to study and create dry gardens, Dr. McKellar will share his knowledge on the history of these gardens. Dr. McKellar explains that the gardens became part of Japanese culture during the 9th through 12th centuries. The large stones represent mountains, the raked gravel represents water.

This is a free program and no registration is required .For more information on the program on January 24, call 865-483-7277. To learn more about this program or the UT Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org


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