Dear Janet & Steven,
On the way back north we stopped off to see the Birmingham
Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, Alabama. We ...were just
looking to take a travel break and stretch our legs... we (found) a
very amazing place containing one of the best Japanese Gardens we
have seen in the U.S. ...something to add to your to do list if you
haven't seen it.
Dennis & Carole Groh
Dennis and Carole Groh specialize in conifers, Japanese
maples and fall color in their Michigan garden, and bring home
ideas when they travel.
Photos on this page Copyright 2011 Dennis Groh
Above, right: The meditation garden in Birmingham Botanical
The Torii, a traditional kind of gate that would be the entrance
to a Shinto shrine.
This is Toshin-an, built by an 8th-generation Miyadaiku
(temple and shrine builder).
The stroll garden is truly a great place to stretch your
This pavilion houses the bonsai collection.