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“More than I expected”

Japanese Tea Gardens
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Originally a rock quarry, part of the tea garden came from a donation by George W. Brackenridge and another section from Emma Koehler. In 1915 Ray Lambert, city parks commissioner, thought it would make a nice location for a lily pond. Ultimately, it grew to become a tea garden. The latest renovations began in 2007 and cost about $1.6 million, compared with the $7,000 Lambert originally spent to open the park. It is a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.
Spring, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“More than I expected”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

The Tea Gardens were beautiful. It was worth the stop. Make sure to take a walk about the full gardens to really appreciate what went into the design.

Visited October 2013
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Fayetteville, NC
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Japanese Tea Gardens”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

This is MUST to see. Expect to spend 45 minutes to 1 hour. Extremely beautiful. Bring your camera. Awesome cafe on site. Staff was awesome.

Visited October 2013
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Irving, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The gardens are gorgeous and make you happy to be alive. We were surprised to see an awe inspiring waterfall. The entire area looks like something out of a painting. Go and take a good camera.

Visited October 2013
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Freeland, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Sooo relaxing!”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This is an old quarry transformed into a wonderland of paths and bridges. The koi are large and the place is amazing and it"s free!

Visited October 2013
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Key Biscayne, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely way to spend a cool, crisp day in San Antonio”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

It is perfect for a weekend walk! Beautiful garden. You can hike through the different gardens and the path will take you up to the quarry area where you can see beautiful Brackenridge Park. A must see and do while in SA.

Visited February 2013
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