Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE LETHMWOC HfiULO Mwfey, 1973- Nikka Yu ho Garden The largest inland Japanese garden outside Japan is In Lethbridge. The Nikka Yuko Garden, or the Japanese Canadian Friendship Centennial Garden, is open to visitors daily from 8 a.m. to p.m. Entrance lo the four-acre garden, a centennial project of the city and officially opened in 1967, is located near the corner of Mayor Magrath Drive and 7th Ave. S. Meant to honor ties between Japan and Canada the Nikka Yuko Garden cost to build and was designed by profesor Tashi Kubo and 25 post-graduate studcnfs of the Unversty of Osaka Prefecture. In accordance with the fact that three basic elements of a Japanese garden are water, tree and rock the Nikka Yuko garden features each of these. There is a bell tower, a mountain (made up of 300 tons of rock from the Crows- nest a waterfall, a wishing well and over 450 trees. Tours are given by guides through the gardens, which are open until the end of October. Admission is 75 cents for adults, 35 cents for students and child- ren under 12 are free.