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Jo Ryo En Japanese Garden

Work One North College Street Northfield MN 55057 Website: apps.carleton.edu/campus/japanesegarden/

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Ancient rocks form the basic supporting frame of Carleton College’s compact, Japanese garden nestled behind Watson Hall. One famous contemporary designer of such gardens writes: “Rocks serve as the most important framework in creating a sense of natural landscape. They are just like the bones in a human body; the plant materials being the flesh.” In a Japanese garden the rocks are set so one has the sense they are rooted and anchored in the ground, not sitting on top of it.

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