OF GARDENS

I received in my email recently the disturbing news that UCLA plans to sell a unique garden and house that was left in their care. The Hannha Carter Japanese Garden was created as a memorial to the  the garden creator’s mother. He left it to UCLA in 1964. The university plans to sell the house and garden with no provision to preserve the garden.

I have written to the Chancellor of UCLA and received back a cordial, intelligent response. If you would care to take the time to write to the university, this loss might yet be averted.

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Coalition to Save the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

Designed by Nagao Sakurai
Constructed between 1959-61
Donated to UCLA in 1964

In November 2011, UCLA announced plans to sell the garden, citing rising maintenance costs, deferred maintenance, and lack of attendance due to limited parking. The sale of the garden is estimated…

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