Program Details

OLLI Excursion: The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Private Tour

Course Description

OLLI Boca invites you to stroll through the pine forest and bamboo grove, view the rock formations, arrangements of plants, and cascading waterfalls, and ponder the quiet surface of the lake and shoreline of the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach. This docent-guided walking tour takes you from the Wisdom Ring and leads you through the six distinct gardens to the world-recognized bonsai collection. The perfect way to top off your Morikami experience is a stop at the Cornell Cafe and gift shop! Wear comfortable shoes. The group will meet at the entrance of the Morikami Museum, and the tour will begin promptly at 10:30 am. The Morikami Museum is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446. The registration cut-off date is January 26, 2023. Space is limited, so sign-up early for this unique excursion! 

About the Instructor

  • The 16 acres that surround Morikami’s two museum buildings include expansive Japanese gardens with strolling paths, resting areas, our world-class bonsai collection, and lakes teeming with koi and other wildlife. The gardens reflect major periods of Japanese garden design, from the eighth to the 20th century, and serve as an outdoor extension of the museum. Each garden is intended to express the character and ideas of a unique counterpart in Japan without attempting to duplicate those gardens, and seamlessly flow together as one garden. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, with its unique gardens and collections, is one of Palm Beach County’s most treasured cultural attractions. Located in a tranquil natural setting, Morikami invites visitors to explore its many facets and discover Florida’s heritage and its connection with Japan.