Pine
Pine

Pine trees hold tenaciously onto rocky sea coasts and mountain ridges, and so symbolize the qualities of perseverance and longevity.

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Willow
Willow

Willow trees have flowing branches that suggest gracefulness, and bright-green spring buds which embody new life and the process of regeneration.

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Six Friends Garden
Six Friends Garden

The teahouse can be used for the enjoyment of both Chinese (L) and Japanese (R) tea gatherings.

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Pine
Pine

Pine trees hold tenaciously onto rocky sea coasts and mountain ridges, and so symbolize the qualities of perseverance and longevity.

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Six Friends Garden

六友園

Cornell Plantations

 

​​   The Six Friends Garden is a contemporary East Asian garden designed for the Cornell Plantations. The design is based on the traditional designs and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea. Within the garden are six interconnected areas each of which features an identifying element: Pine, Willow, Stones, Bamboo, Lotus, and Japanese maples. In East Asian literature and gardening culture, each of those elements — the Six Friends referred to in the name of the garden — represents an aspect of the human experience and a virtue to be aspired to.

 

       Video animation of Garden

         (best watched in 720p HD)