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.
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.
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.
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
One of several display areas indoors
an overview of the garden outside
Still catching up with gardens visited and not posted. Here is a day trip to the studio and garden of Isamu Noguchi in Long Island City, New York.
works of art, stones, plants all were arranged by Noguchi before his death
To find out more about Isamu Noguchi and his studio, please visit the web site: https://www.noguchi.org/