Breaking Ground: Vietnamese Heritage Garden

Monday, June 13, 2011

Just thought you might be interested:

For more than twenty-three years, the Vietnamese American Community in San Jose, California has been dreaming and planning for a cultural heritage garden in the city with the world’s largest population of Vietnamese outside of Vietnam.

Today, the dream comes true. Led by the efforts of the Viet Heritage Society (VHS) and the tremendous support of the Mayor, Vice Mayor and the City Council of San Jose, ground will be broken and construction of the Viet Heritage Garden (VHG), the first garden of its kind in the nation, will begin.

The Viet Heritage Garden, situated on 4.2 acres of land at Kelly Park, San Jose, is designed as a place of tranquility where the culture and heritage of Vietnam will be cherished through art, architecture and horticulture of various plants, trees, and flowers found in Vietnam. This garden will serve as a gathering place where people of diverse backgrounds can come together and learn more about the Vietnamese people and their history.

Reflecting the continued growth and development of the Vietnamese American Community, the Viet Heritage Garden also ambitiously serves to bridge the diversified communities, cultures and generations in San Jose.

A Community Celebration Day will be scheduled on August 6, 2011 to honor and introduce the Vietnamese Heritage Garden to the community.

Viet Heritage Society (VHS)
696 E. Santa Clara St, Ste 200
San Jose, CA. 95112