The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 23 for a private event and will close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 25 for a concert.

Originating some two thousand years ago in China, the tradition of collecting and appreciating scholars’ stones has endured in contemporary times. Scholars’ stones are natural objects valued for their use in contemplation and for their representation of landscapes, animals, human figures or abstract forms. Closely related to the art of bonsai, the stones in this exhibit have been collected by contemporary artists, many of whom are members of the Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society.