Monte Sano State Park

North Alabama Japanese Garden

Tea House1
Japanese Garden Sign w/ Fawn
Raked Garden
Garden Bridge
Tea House 2

North Alabama Japanese Garden at Monte Sano State Park

The North Alabama Japanese Garden was started in 1988 by Mr. Robert Black, as just a hobby garden and something to enjoy doing with his children. This was an area in the park not traveled by many because it wasn't developed before the Japanese Garden was established. The Tea House was build in 1991 to add Japanese character. The first annual Japanese Spring Festival was held in 1992.

The hard working team of volunteers is constantly working to make improvements and keep the garden beautiful. The Japanese Garden is full of Japanese Maples and native azaleas to this area. This is one of the prime areas to do photography and bird watch inside Monte Sano State Park.

Japanese Spring Festival & Autumn Celebration

First Sunday of May Annually and First Sunday of October Annually.

Spring Festival generally includes various Japanese culture experiences including tea ceremony, Koto (Japanese Harp), Japanese dance, Taiko (Japanese drums), Karate, and Kendo etc.

Autumn Celebration is generally when Japanese Maples start changing colors and mums will blossom and includes the same various Japanese culture experiences as the Spring Festival.

We hope we will see you there at these unique events this upcoming year.

Bring your family and friends of all ages! $10 special event rate per vehicle for parking.