Cherry Bowls From the Gardens at Palmdale
I had not heard of this garden before a friend told me of an opportunity to collect some wood from a cherry tree which was to be taken down. I was told the tree was planted in the 1930's by Japanese gardens who managed the gardens at that time. The tree had died, was full of termites and much of the wood was rotten. The grain and color in the wood is beautiful and I was able work around the defects to create many wonderful pieces.
The Gardens at Palmdale is a five-acre meditation garden, located near Mission San Jose in Fremont. The property was a working garden of Mission San Jose beginning in 1797. It includes 200 horticultural species, with specimens from around the world. Read more about the history of the garden HERE.
Visit the Gardens at Palmdale web site HERE.