Jo Ryo En Japanese Garden: Carleton College, 1st St. East and Maple St. South, Northfield, MN 55057 (800)995-2274. Named one of the 10 best Japanese gardens outside Japan, this remarkable garden is a "kare-sansui" or dry landscape garden, where water is only suggested by rocks and gravel. Plants are mostly evergreen with flowering shrubs. Features include stone lanterns, a water basin with bamboo drip and a viewing pavilion. The Garden of Quiet Listening.