Chabana Garden

The new Bill de Weese Chabana Research Garden grows flowers for tea ceremonies. Chabana (tea flower) refers to native Japanese flowers, which have been grown and treasured for hundreds of years as seasonal centerpieces for tea ceremony. This will be the only garden in North America devoted to cultivating traditional Japanese tea flowers. Since many chabana plants are fragile and cultivated on steep terrains, there will be no access to the public.