Kadomatsu in the Japanese Garden

Celebrate the new year with the Japanese tradition of kadomatsu.


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Dec 13, 2019
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM


ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
2601 Central NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Come on in for an entertaining and educational workshop on creating Kadomatsu in the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden's Heritage Farm Cider Barn. They will then be on display afterward through January 12 and each participant can build a miniature to take home.

Kadomatsu are a Japanese New Year's tradition of pine and bamboo arrangements. These arrangements flank the gates of the BioPark's Japanese Garden.

Kadomatsu are said to attract beneficial spirits and are full of symbolism, representing virtues such as strength, flexibility, vitality and purity.

Visit the Botanic Garden to join in this 600-year-old Shinto tradition.


Included with regular admission.
Kadomatsu in the Japanese Garden

Kadomatsu at the Sasebo Japanese Garden entrance. Photo by Maria Thomas/ABQ BioPark.


Botanic Garden
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)