Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Price: Weekends and Holidays: $25; $22 seniors/students; $10 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2. Weekdays: $20; $18 seniors/students; $8 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2
2900 Southern Boulevard - 718-817-8700
Bronx, NY 10458
Description: Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden pays homage to hanami, the traditional custom of enjoying the delicate beauty of flowers, with extensive floral displays of Japanese anemones, toad lilies, resurrection lilies, camellias, tea olives, and carefully trained chrysanthemums. The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Stroll the grounds to explore a Japanese tree tour and enjoy haiku in the perennial garden. Special weekend events spotlight the arts of bonsai and ikebana, as well taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture. All-Garden Pass also includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, and Tram Tour. October 5-27 (including Columbus Day).