Eloquently wrapping around the hospitality center, the Japanese Gardens designed by renowned landscape artist and architect Hoichi Kurisu, reflect the greater Saffron Fields philosophy of creating a serene unity with one’s surroundings that resonates with all senses.
World renowned for his impressive work with Japanese garden design, Hoichi Kurisu’s aesthetic continues the Japanese-style garden tradition of unifying the interior and exterior. Saffron Field’s Hospitality Center is space for contemplation and rejuvenation as Kurisu’s design seamlessly merges the gardens with the Center’s architectural design. Peace and serenity are experienced as guests stroll along the banks of Thales and Helios ponds, enjoying cascading waterfalls, Japanese koi, and a Contemporary Japanese garden. An expansive patio allows guests moments of pause and indulgent views of the beautiful Oregon landscape.
Thales and Helios ponds heighten the garden’s contemplative spirit, exuding enlightenment and reverence. Thales Pond takes its name from the first Greek philosopher to apply rational arguments for natural occurences, while the Helios Pond is named for the Titan Sun God who rode his winged chariot across the sky each day bringing light
“The structure is built to slowly reveal itself,” says owner Sanjeev Lahoti. “The building and the gardens are not completely visible from the street. As you enter the driveway, the building slowly reveals itself as you drive around it. When you enter the building and see the wood, the gardens, the art and the vineyard and valley views it is like taking a deep breath, very relaxing.”