The Oriental Garden at Alton's Gordon Moore Park has received an early Christmas present. The city recently planted 5 Okame Cherry Trees at the garden. Park and Recreation Executive Director Mike Haynes tells The Big Z this is the first phase of some new landscaping planned for the garden.
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The plan for the garden was hatched in 1984, and the garden itself was completed in 1989. It is located on the south side of the Park with a walkway over a bridge that goes around the pond and past a waterfall and the Pagoda.