The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24 for a concert.

Shofu-en Japanese Garden celebrates its 40th anniversary on June 23, 2019. 松風園 Shofu-en translates to ‘Garden of Pine and Wind.’

A traditional Japanese stroll garden, Shofu-en was inspired by Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and it features 130 character pines transplanted from the foothills. Designed by Dr. Koichi Kawana, the garden adheres to a traditional Japanese aesthetic, while using native plants and local materials.

Japanese tea ceremonies and Japanese chabako ceremonies take place June through September. Additional special programs and displays will take place throughout rest of the year.