John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden

John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden

The John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden (4 acres) is a nonprofit Japanese garden located on Dogwood Lane, Locust Valley, New York. It is open on weekends, late April to October; an admission fee is charged.

The garden was begun in 1960 for Ambassador and Mrs. John P. Humes upon their return from Japan, and built over the next four years. In 1980 it was donated to the Wild Life Sanctuary, and opened to the public in 1987. In 1993 the Garden Conservancy assumed management of the garden.

The garden is built on steeply sloping terrain, and aims to invoke the sensation of a remote mountain village. It contains a lake, and tea house in the "shoin-dzukuri" style of the Ashikaga period, brought from Japan by Ambassador Humes.

See also

* List of botanical gardens in the United States

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