Japanese Tea Garden
Fabyan Forest Preserve
1925 S. Batavia Ave.
Geneva, IL 60134
Wednesdays (May - October 15): 1-4 p.m.
Thursdays (June - August): 1-4 p.m.
Sundays (May - October 15): 1-4:30 p.m.
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 on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons, May through mid-October. It is additionally open on Thursday afternoons, June through August. Self-guided brochures are available, with information on the site's history and Japanese Garden theory. Private/group tours may be arranged by appointment. To schedule a private tour with Preservation Partners, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-377-6424.
The Fabyan Japanese Garden is extremely popular for ceremonies and private photography sessions. Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays are set aside for these special reservations. Rentals are available in two-hour time slots. Each two-hour time slot is $200 for Kane County residents and $250 for nonresidents. You may rent more than one time slot. Forest Preserve District staff will meet parties who have reserved the garden, on site, at their rental time. Staff will unlock the gates before each rental, and relock them afterward. Part of the cost for reserving the Japanese Garden goes to fund plantings and upkeep of the garden, along with restoration of the preserves. Please be aware that Homecoming Saturdays, Prom Saturdays, and summer Saturdays are all extremely popular. Please be sure to contact the Forest Preserve District as soon as possible to make your reservation, to guarantee your time/date. To make ceremony or photography reservations for the Japanese Tea Garden, or for further information, call the District reservation line at 630-232-1242, or email your request to email@example.com.
For more information on the Fabyan Japanese Tea Garden, visit https://www.ppfv.org/fabyan-japanese-garden.