Admittedly, I'm far from a horticulturalist or Japanese garden expert. I just love coming here. It is always so peaceful and so beautiful - the staff does a tremendous job of maintaining it throughout the seasons. On a clear day it gives you a spectacular view of Mt Hood, but even on rainy days in winter it can be a good place to walk around and silently meditate. I haven't had a chance to go to any of the workshops they put on and I hear there are some great yoga classes that take place up there as well. This is one of the few places I recommend to all of the out-of-town visitors I run into.