The Japanese Garden is part of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, which includes a conservatory, the Southern Living garden, two rose gardens, a herb terrace, as well as a wildflower garden and more.
After a short walk down a woodland pathway one reaches the entrance to the 7.5 acre Japanese garden. Enter through the red torii (gate to heaven) and wander along the pathway. It will lead you past a 16th-century Sukiya-style tea house, a karesansui garden with its bed of raked gravel, and the Long Life Lake.
There are many benches along the way where one can rest and enjoy the extraordinary views. Which is exactly what I did!
Char at ramblins... did the same thing yesterday. Pop over to her blog to see her beautiful pictures.