white oak Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden This lovely oasis was originally designed in 1910 by Japanese landscape architect Taro Otsuka as a private garden for George and Nelle Fabyan. The Garden is open to the public for strolling on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons, May through mid-October. In June through August, the Garden is additionally open on Thursday afternoons. Self-guided brochures are available, with information on the site’s history and Japanese Garden theory.
Private/group tours can be arranged by appointment, at other times. Saturdays are set aside for weddings, as the Garden proves to be a perennial favorite for ceremonies and photographs. For additional information on visiting the Garden, or to schedule a private tour, please e-mail fabyanvilla@ppfv.org or call 630-377-6424.

For information and reservations of the Japanese Tea Garden for weddings or group photography, please call the Forest Preserve District reservation line at 630-232-1242, or email your request to kcfpres@kaneforest.com

The Japanese Tea Garden is located in the Fabyan West Forest Preserve in Geneva, on Route 31, just north of Fabyan Parkway.

May 1 – October 15
Wednesdays: 1-4 p.m.
Thursdays (June - August): 1-4 p.m.
Sundays: 1-4:30 p.m.