A wonderfully hidden gem in Monte Sano State Park, this tea garden has been around since the late 80's. Originally it was an exact replica of one of the famous gardens in Japan, and it has changed little over the years. The name of the original garden, and the original designers of this little corner of the park used to be on a sign as you crossed one of the little red bridges to reach it, but the sign has long since been destroyed by time and the elements. As I understand, this garden is maintained by volunteers, and the tea house has recently been given a new paint job. It's still as peaceful and serene as it always has been.