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The Japanese Friendship Garden

The Japanese Friendship Garden is located in downtown Lawrence, just north of the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St. It contains an assortment of plantings, including Japanese maples, yoshino cherry trees, yews, and bamboo. Dedicated in October 2000 as a gift from Hiratsuka, Japan, Lawrence's Sister City, the downtown garden is an oasis of solitude and simplicity. Lawrence Journal World article

Tree Peonies at the Linda Hall Library

Located at 5109 Cherry St. in Kansas City, Missouri, the Linda Hall Library is an independent research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology. The library's tree peony garden was started in the early 1970s; some shrubs are as tall as 5 feet. 

Bartlett Arboretum

The Bartlett Arboretum of Belle Plaine, Kansas, is home to the largest Japanese maples in the state, as well as other Asian plants such as magnolias, ginkgo biloba, crapemyrtle, beautybush, Chinese pistache, and Japanese kerria.
 


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