Karesansui Raking Demonstration

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health threat, we are suspending public programs scheduled from March 16 through September 30, 2020. Morikami will continue to reevaluate and reassess as information about the virus and its impact on public health is presented.

Karesansui or dry landscape garden, is founded on Zen ideology using carefully composed rock arrangements and gravel or sand.  A karesansui is carefully raked to represent characteristics of water such as currents and waves while boulder arrangements may be interpreted as islands.  Learn about our Late Rock Garden and observe how the raking can be a practice in mindfulness and meditation.



  • Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10:30am
  • Saturday, February 22 2020 at 10:30am
  • Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:30am (CANCELLED)


  • Late Rock Garden


  • Free with paid admission to the museum

Individual reservations are not necessary but reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Please call 561-233-1367 to reserve. Tickets for reserved groups will be held up to 10 minutes before the start of the demonstration, after which they will be sold.

Demonstration By

Heather Grzybek who is the Garden Curator at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. She received her training in Japanese gardening directly from Hoichi Kurisu, garden designer of Rojien beginning in 2000.   Heather has been a long time part of the fostering of Rojien and continues to educate and inspire guests with her intricate knowledge of the garden.


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