This 1.3 acre garden managed by CSU, Long Beach, was built through the generosity of Mrs. Loraine Miller Collins in memory of her late husband, Earl Burns Miller. After three years of planning, Mrs. Collins selected a local landscape architect, Edward Lovell to design the garden. It was dedicated in April 1981.
Annual events include: a Bonsai exhibit in February, Girl's day, Boys day, Orchid and Ikebana classes, Origami and Chrysanthemum festivals, and a Koi auction.
The garden is available for tours, outdoor classroom drawing and painting, photography, recreation, weddings, receptions and photo sessions.
Current staff include:
Nobayasu Koreeda, Gardener
Jeanette Schelin, Director
Dr. Vergil Hettick, Curator
Alison Redfoot, Education Coordinator
Aranow, Ina. "A Cloud Darkens a Garden, Japanese-Style Creation Weathers Controversy." Los Angeles Times. January 5, 1982, p D-1.
The leaves of the trees are falling.
In the house one cannot hear anything--
Both nights when showers fall
And nights when showers do not fall.
Minamoto Yorizane trans. by Arthur Waley 12th century