Take time out this winter, whenever the mood strikes, at the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.
Named RoHoEn, the garden’s name stems from a trio of Japanese words: RO (heron) + HO (mythical Phoenix bird) + En (garden) = a serene, 3.5-acre oasis – hidden in plain view of downtown.
In keeping with the garden’s mission – to provide a beautiful place of serenity, peace, education and cultural engagement – the tranquil setting features more than 1,500 tons of hand-picked rocks, 50 varieties of plants, flowing streams, a towering 12-foot waterfall and a pond brimming with over 300 colorful koi fish.
No date needed.
– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100