Follow the path through the old flowering shrubs to the viewing pavilion.
Enjoy the quietness of the ponds and pools.
The path leads you into the rhododendron glen.
Then you see the gate into the Yao Garden, a Northwest style Japanese garden.
The center of the garden is a low drainage basin where plants like skunk cabbage and Japanese primrose enjoy getting their feet wet.
with a natural bog.
Native plants flourish here with minimal interference from gardeners.
But the owl keeps watch.
We really enjoyed our Mother's Day morning here in the garden. It was just right!