Congratulations to Chicago Botanic Garden

map of the three islands of Sansho-en (Elizabeth Hubert Malott Garden) courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden

The United States Postal Service announced a set of 10 gardens to be issued on stamps in 2020.

https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2019/1022-usps-unveils-2020-stamps.htm?fbclid=IwAR2DG1Hbd9BQ2rRwPYzW7gF6aNgeNIV8-pwn-e-g-okgEicrsRe-_Q0KLd4

Among the selection is the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese garden at Chicago Botanic Garden, the second time a U.S. Japanese garden has appeared on a stamp.

https://www.chicagobotanic.org/gardens/japanese

The first U.S. garden on a stamp was Lili`uokalani Gardens in Hilo on a Priority Mail stamp in 2017, marking the centennial of Hilo’s treasured cultural landscape.

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Issued to mark the centennial of Lili`uokalani Gardens, this also is the first time a Hilo locale appears on a U.S. postage stamp and the first time a Japanese garden appears on a U.S. postage stamp

Other gardens in the new Forever stamp set that also have Japanese gardens within their boundaries are Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens (Ohio), Huntington Botanical Gardens (California), and Brooklyn Botanic Garden (New York).

a viewing platform with cherry tree along the path to the main entry gate at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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