Tranquility Did you ever read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett? In that book, the main character Mary discovers a key that opens a door to a hidden garden. The Japanese Tea Garden is also a fenced-off world that exists both inside and outside the hustle and bustle of life
The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, California, is a popular feature of Golden Gate Park, originally built as part of a sprawling World's Fair, the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894. The oldest public Japanese garden in the United States, this complex of many paths, ponds and a teahouse features native Japanese and Chinese plants. The garden's 5 acres contain many sculptures and bridges. Tours of the garden are given daily.