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Japanese Memorial Garden
Mayne Island was a stop-over during the Gold Rush era of the late 19th
Century (Miner's Bay!), and was one of the first Gulf Islands to be
settled. A vibrant Japanese community was also on Mayne Island.
Recently, in commemoration of the families who lived and worked on Mayne,
the Japanese Memorial Garden was created, at Dinner Bay, on Mayne Island.
It is a very peaceful space...pleasing forest walk between giant cedar and
fir stands arrives at the distinctive gate. Through the gate, pathways
meander along a pond, over bridges with running water/small waterfall,
with seating to ponder the viewscapes, carefully nurtured, the entire
garden privately enfolded with Japanese style fencing. Rhododendrons,
tulips, star magnolia trees, ground cover in purple and white and pink
flowers,,,early Spring, and serenity everywhere.
If you find yourself on Mayne Island, do not miss this treasure!
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