Tanabata, or star festival, is being celebrated
at Japanese Garden. During this time of the celestial calendar Vega and Altair,
know in Japan as the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi, meet in the milky way. Guests are
invited to hang wishes on the Garden trees in order that these Gods may show
favour upon them.
The Garden's hosts and hostesses will assist in this activity and other on
your visit to the Garden.
Also featured on July 7th, is a performance by the Minyo Dancers. These folk
dances are beautiful and graceful and typically audience members are invited to
learn a few of the steps.
Horticulturalist Lyndon Penner will be at the Garden in the afternoon to host a
presentation on hydrangea. Did you know that there are around 75 different
species found around the world?! Increase your plant, tree and garden knowledge
with Lydnon’s fun and entertaining presentation.
Guided tours of the Garden are offered at 10:00am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
Events and Activities:
10:00am - Garden is open to the public
11:30am - Minyo Dancers
3:00pm - Lyndon Penner Presentation
6:30pm - Final entry to the Garden
7:00pm - Garden is closed to the Public
Located on the corner of 9th Avenue South and Mayor Magrath Drive
(Next to Henderson Lake) in Lethbridge, Alberta - Canada Phone: (403) 328-3511 Fax: (403) 328-0511