roaming around honolulu:
The Gardens at the Contemporary Museum Makiki Heights, Honolulu

NU`UMEALANI (heavenly terrace)

 

Sprawling throughout the five-acre Cooke-Spalding estate are extraordinary sculpture and meditation gardens designed over the course of several years between 1928 and 1941 by the Rev. K. I. Inagaki. Called Nu`umealani, (Heavenly Terraces), the gardens were designed to serve as a retreat for meditation and a special place to experience the power and harmony of nature. (text taken from Museum website).

The Contemporary Museum's gardens won the American Society of Landscape Architects Millennium Award for garden preservation in 2000.


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