The Buffalo Japanese Garden was originally conceived in 1970 and completed in 1974 as a gentle, horticultural gesture of friendship between sister cities, Kanazawa, Japan and Buffalo, New York. The Garden was redeveloped and rededicated ten years ago in 1996.
The Buffalo Japanese Garden is different from all other Japanese gardens in the United States. It is completely open to the public, on public parks land, with free access and a natural, flowing design. The current garden expresses an eclectic combination of American nature, Fredric Law Olmsted’s lush green park plan and Japanese esthetic.
Stone lanterns, small islands, plantings of grasses, red maples and blossoming cherries, mark this site as a dynamic, peaceful six acre oasis in the heart of Buffalo.