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Maintaining Hermann Park’s Japanese Garden Requires an Annual Visit from Japanese Master Gardeners

This spring, you might’ve enjoyed the occasional stroll through Hermann Park and its Japanese Garden. However, the garden’s many crepe myrtles, azaleas and cherry trees don’t stay beautiful on their own. Every year a team of master gardeners from Japan comes to Houston to tend to the garden. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse paid a […]

This spring, you might’ve enjoyed the occasional stroll through Hermann Park and its Japanese Garden. However, the garden’s many crepe myrtles, azaleas and cherry trees don’t stay beautiful on their own. Every year a team of master gardeners from Japan comes to Houston to tend to the garden.

Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse paid a visit the gardens with Jed Aplaca of the City of Houston’s Parks Department, who says the lush attraction is far more than just a garden.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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