John J. Hoscheit, President
Monica A. Meyers, Executive Director
PRESERVES OPEN 365 DAYS / Sunrise - Sunset
Japanese Tea Garden
This lovely oasis was originally designed c. 1909 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 Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. early May through mid-October. Private/group tours can be arranged by appointment on other days and in other months. Visitors can learn about Japanese Garden theory as well as Fabyan History or just enjoy the tranquil beauty of the garden. Saturdays are set aside for weddings as the garden proves to be a perennial favorite for ceremonies and photographs.
For information on visiting or private tours of the garden, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-377-6424.
For information and reservations of the garden for weddings or photography, please call the Forest Preserve District reservation line at 630-232-1242.
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.