The Japanese Garden was landscaped over 100 years ago in 1912 when Henry Huntington bought a local Japanese garden and moved the plants and authentic features to his private estate. The iconic Moon Bridge was built shortly after, specially designed for the garden.
Over a decade later, the park opened to the public in 1928, and the Japanese Garden drew the crowds as one of our most popular gardens from the beginning. The 1960s saw expansions, including the Japanese Tea House and a second Bonsai Court. The gardens continue to develop today and remain a must see on any Huntington tour.