Garden Photo of the Day

A sublime spot for a cup of tea

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

A tranquil scene from the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.

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  1. MzSweetpea 09/16/2010

    Oh how I love this scene, I used to go to this Japanese Tea Garden as a child with my family.....brings back such memories!

  2. nilzmom 09/16/2010

    This landscape is so ethereal it might better be called a 'dreamscape'....heavenly! Thanks for sharing.

  3. LaFlor 09/16/2010

    How peaceful. What a wonderful site, I can see myself on a bench meditating. Thank you for giving us a peek of this park.

  4. arboretum 09/16/2010

    a terrifically composed shot that really commuicates the dense richness of the design and the feeling of how soothing it is to be wrapped in this landscape.

  5. arboretum 09/16/2010

    p.s. i keep saying that FG should print a calendar, and this shot definitely deserves to be one of the 12!

  6. sweetrebecca 09/16/2010

    One of my very, very favorite places! I used to work next door at the DeYoung Museum, and would sneak over here for lunch, dining on tea and cookies in their teahouse. HEAVEN!!

  7. wwross 09/16/2010

    If you do 5 things when visiting San Francisco, make one of the places, the tea garden.

  8. sheilaschultz 09/16/2010

    The word serene doesn't really express the beauty of this space. Had a few quiet moments there with a friend when I visited SF in June. Perfection in a public space.

  9. GrnThum 09/17/2010

    As a little girl in San Francisco I spent many a cold and foggy afternoon in this exact spot sipping Jasmine tea and eating almond cookies with my mom and younger sister. Thanks for giving me some poignant memories. The Japanese Tea Garden is a treasure.

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