Kay McFarland Japanese Garden Walking Guide
The Kay McFarland Japanese Garden at the Topeka Zoo was designed to represent the journey of life.
To share the garden’s rich symbolism and natural beauty with visitors, Topeka Zoo collaborated with the Studio Tectonic to create a printed walking guide. To maintain the simple elegance of the garden, no interior signage interrupts a stroll through the pathways. The supplemental guide functions as an educational resource and meaningful keepsake.
An illustrated map in the beginning of the guide allows visitors to see the variety of paths that they can explore in the garden. Each of the highlighted locations corresponds to a section in the guide that explains the feature in detail. Learn about the raked stone patterns in the Addison Dry Garden. Discover the symbolism and historical connections of the Eight Plank Bridge. Gain a glimpse into the language of Japanese gardens and their heritage and intent.
Arboretum | Botanical
Zoo | Aquarium