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Kohan Reflection Garden

  • In 1989, the Slocan Lake Garden Society (SLGS) chose to honour the Canadian citizens of Japanese heritage who were interned in the BC interior. The largest camp was in New Denver and housed over 1,000 people, in what is now known as “The Orchard”.

    This honouring was done by the creation of a “Strolling Garden” called the Kohan Reflection Garden. The original Tea House and Cherry trees are the focus around which the garden was created. The Garden is upgraded and sustained through the ceaseless efforts of the SLGS volunteers who are constantly upgrading and maintaining it. Ray Nikkel designed it and now oversees it’s operations.

    The space is host to many international visitors, photographers, and practicing artists. As well, it is a popular venue for weddings, concerts, art exhibits, and memorials. This summer (2019) the SLGS present a weekly event every Sunday from 1:00-2:00, including the performance arts, martial arts, visual arts, healing arts, ecology, and more.

    The Kohan is open year round and if you’d like to reserve for an event, please contact via slugskohangarden@gmail.com. The SLGS is a Registered Charitable Society and issues tax receipts over $25.00. see www.kohanreflectiongarden.ca

    Contact:

    Birgit Schinke

    Phone:

    250-358-7765