Ever wanted to go to Japan? Wish there was a way to immerse yourself in the culture without leaving the state? The Morikami Gardens & Museum in Delray beach is the place for you.
Fun fact: South Florida has century-old ties to Japan. Delray beach is home to the Morikami Gardens, once home to Japanese farmers aiming to bring in a different approach to agriculture. The 16 acre garden and museum is a perfect escape from the surrounding world, home to a variety and multitude of exotic plants, beautifully-structured pathways, koi ponds & a world-class selection of bonsai trees.
The Morikami estate is also the center for Japanese arts and culture. Beyond the gardens are multiple events, including tea ceremonies, exhibits, educational programs & Japanese festivals and celebrations. The museum holds ancient artifacts, art objects and textiles, as well as classes on Japanese culture, such as the Tea Ceremony, painting, speeches & traditional music.
If you’re looking for some family-fun, a trip to Japan without the plane ticket, or some more education on the Japanese culture, this is the place for you!