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Gardens of Vision for
Lives of Insight

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About Kurisu

From the day we began building gardens in 1972, Kurisu has addressed a unique social purpose.

We believe encounters with nature to be essential to mental, physical, and spiritual equilibrium. Our gardens reinforce the quality of humanity which our speed and information obsessed society often elides. Our vision: to create restorative experiences which demonstrate the necessity of natural places to individual and collective wellbeing.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Over 4 years in the making, this 8.5-acre landscape uniquely brings together the art of the garden and the art of sculpture at this world-class institution.


Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital

From underused courtyard to award-winning Healing Garden, this is a story of transformation of landscape, health care delivery and of a community itself.



Ma may be defined as active emptiness, or void. Physical, social, or related to time, ma is an interval that, rather than separating elements, connects them, and emerges as a focal point itself.


Ki in Japanese, is literally air or breath. It is often described as spiritual energy. Sei is force or tendency. In the garden, ki-sei refers to an object's inherent qualities, and signifies the flow of energy.

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Healing Gardens

Our Japanese-style healing gardens are designed with an intention for restoration on the deepest levels. We incorporate the ancient philosophies and techniques of Japanese garden design to reawaken the connection between people and nature – between ourselves and the larger, timeless cycles of change and regeneration.

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