Friends of the Japanese Garden of Buffalo | Kids Out and About Buffalo

Friends of the Japanese Garden of Buffalo

A Buffalo treasure, The Japanese Garden is adjacent to the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Museum on Nottingham Terrace. The Japanese Garden is a jewel within the Olmsted Parks system and plays host to the Cherry Blossom Festival!

The Buffalo Japanese Garden was originally conceived in 1970 and completed in 1974 as a gentle, horticultural gesture of friendship between sister cities, Kanazawa, Japan and Buffalo, New York. The Garden was redeveloped and rededicated ten years ago in 1996.  

The Buffalo Japanese Garden is different from all other Japanese gardens in the United States. It is completely open to the public, on public parks land, with free access and a natural, flowing design. The current garden expresses an eclectic combination of American nature, Fredric Law Olmsted’s lush green park plan and Japanese esthetic.

Stone lanterns, small islands, plantings of grasses, red maples and blossoming cherries, mark this site as a dynamic, peaceful six acre oasis in the heart of Buffalo. 

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