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NW 3rd and Everett, Portland, OR, 97208, 503-228-8131
Garden Plan Area

Fragrance Courtyard

You are standing in the outer courtyard to the Scholar’s Study. The study you are about to enter is called the Celestial Hall of Permeating Fragrance. The name is appropriate because both the outer and inner courtyards contain fragrant plantings that provide the scholar with wonderful aromas and beauty while he works in his study. Here you see gardenias, wintersweet, and a camellia. The inscription over the moon gate says, “Read the Landscape.” On the opposite side, the inscription reads, “Listen to the Fragrance.” Both inscriptions describe new ways to experience your senses.