The Tilden Japanese Garden

The Tilden Japanese Garden

New Lebanon, NY
Water feature, Open Days

Nestled at the gateway to New Lebanon, this garden celebrates its heritage from the Shakers, Governor Samuel Tilden, and Shuji’s Restaurant. The brilliance of red bridges acts as a foil for ‘Nikko’ iris, weeping jades, ‘Casablanca’ lilies, ginkgos, and many specimen plants. Waterfalls provide sustenance to grasses and pebbled shores with koi lurking beneath water lilies. Ancient lanterns stand guard while protruding boulders provide sculpture. A smaller courtyard garden sits silently against a stained glass window. A Shaker ice house complements this harmony as ‘Sargent’ cherry trees, a gift from Japan, commemorate peace among nations.

Directions: The Tilden Japanese Garden is at intersection of Routes 20 & 22. Through black gates of Tilden Mansion, garden is behind Victorian house. Parking is across street at a white Shaker meetinghouse on south meadow or look for signs on Routes 20/22.

Open Days 2016: July 17
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $7. Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.

  • This garden is handicap-accessible
  • Parking is available

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