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Hulsey Woods

On the threshold of the Japanese Garden lies the quiet allure of the Hulsey Woods. Come explore our collection of Asian woodland species that line the paths to the Japanese Friendship Bell.

Asian Woodland Species

The Hulsey Woods are designed as an Asian counterpart to our native woods. Given by William Hansell Hulsey in honor of his wife, Susan, the winding paths lead you under a canopy of oaks and pines past our collection of Asian woodland species, which include Japanese maples, camellias, and tea olives. 

Friendship Bell

These woods are also home to the traditional Friendship Bell, given by the Osaka Rotary Club in Japan in partnership with the Rotary Club of Shades Valley. This bell is a symbol of world peace and is housed in a traditional-style Japanese belfry. The Hulsey Woods are the perfect spot for a shaded walk or a peaceful place to sit.