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Gifts from Japan: A Horticultural Journey Told Through Botanical Art

Selection of Botanical Illustrations from The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, and Guest Botanical Artists from Japan

Gifts from Japan illuminates the unique origin stories of many flowers that are now widely presumed native to the United States. Featuring a collection of richly captured botanical illustrations from the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Garden (CA), these artworks present a window into the Japanese American experience as immigrant families cultivated gardens and helped naturalize such well-known flowers as orchids, camellias, and irises.

The exhibition invites visitors into an immersive journey of changing cultures and horticultural technologies through art at the turn of the century. 



The Pavilion Gallery is used for exhibitions and special events. Architectural features include shoji (translucent paper panels) and verandas that connote the integration of house and garden. The overlook offers a spectacular view of Mt. Hood to the east.