Built around the extant Teahouse and flowering cherry trees, the Kohan Garden commemorates our Japanese Canadian neighbours’ experience of internment during WWII. Remembering those events will help conserve our collective human rights. Creation of a quiet, beautiful place for reflection and appreciation of the gifts of nature was also a founding goal for the Garden, achieved in the Master Gardener’s design and long-term commitment of volunteer supporters…a perfect blend of memory and beauty.
Marking the loss of a loved one with a bench or plaque in a significant spot is another form of memory keeping and people have sometimes requested this type of memorial for their loved one in the Kohan Garden. SLGS is grateful for, and appreciates the sentiment in these offers; however, there are no signs or dedications in the Garden, except those most necessary for safety or garden maintenance. While the Garden’s peaceful and contemplative ambiance and the natural gifts of nature require no signs, monetary memorial gifts are accepted by the Society and help sustain the Garden.