Upcoming events

    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Lili'uokalani Gardens, Hilo, Hawaii
    • 142


    Discover Japanese Gardening with the Aloha Spirit!


    Synopsis:

    Join NAJGA and Friends of the Lili`uokalani Gardens for a three-day gardening workshop and tour of private and public gardens in the beautiful bay city of Hilo, Hawaii.  Learn to prune black pines and ironwood, and renew large, aging azalea; help create a garden entry stone arrangement; participate in assembly of a lantern; learn what plants work in tropical climates; attend lectures on Japanese gardens as wellness sites and the history of Lili'uokalani Gardens; get pointers on shooting landscapes from professional photographers; and dine with a view of an active volcano!


    Itinerary:

    Thursday

    Thursday is an optional (separate fee) daylong bus tour of significant local gardens and historical attractions in the Hilo area, such as the Pacific Tsunami Museum and Nani Mau Gardens.


    Friday 

    Friday is a work day which offers three garden building and pruning projects in Lili`uokalani Gardens. 


    In the afternoon enjoy a Golden Hour Tour of Lili’uokalani Gardens with professional photographers who offer insights on garden photography.


    In the evening join Friends of Lili’uokalani Gardens and NAJGA for an optional banquet to meet fellow Japanese garden enthusiasts and NAJGA members.


    Saturday

    The morning is devoted to health and wellness in gardens, and kicks off with an optional early morning Walk for Alzheimer's, followed by a full morning of lectures by local historians and authors.


    In the afternoon vans will depart for a tour of Volcano-area residential gardens, including Bide-a-Wee and Kimalia.


    In the evening dinner will be at Volcano House Restaurant with a view of Kilauea caldera and Halemaumau Crater as your backdrop.


    Accommodations:

    Event participants are encouraged to stay at the oceanfront Castle Hilo Hawaiian hotel with views of historic banyan trees or the ocean and Mauna Kea in the background.  Hilo International Airport is just three miles away. 


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Past events

20 Jul 2017 2017 San Francisco Bay Area Regional Garden Event
12 Feb 2017 1 -Day Registration (February 12, 2017) Texas Regional Event
10 Feb 2017 3-Day Registration (February 10, 11 & 12, 2017) Texas Regional Event
15 Jan 2017 1-Day Registration (January 15) Southern CA Japanese garden tour
14 Jan 2017 2-Day Registration (January 14 & 15) Southern CA Regional Event
14 Jan 2017 1-Day Registration (January 14) Southern CA Regional Event
08 Oct 2016 1-Day Registration (Oct. 8) Heritage Preservation Workshop
07 Oct 2016 2-Day Registration (Oct. 7-8) Garden Architecture Tour & Heritage Preservation Workshop
07 Oct 2016 1-Day Registration (Oct. 7) Garden Architecture Tour
18 Sep 2016 Alberta Attractions Tour (Sept. 18 - Sunday)
17 Sep 2016 Cocktails & Banquet (Sept. 17 - Saturday Evening)
17 Sep 2016 1-Day Registration (Sept. 17 - Saturday)
16 Sep 2016 3-Day Registration (Sept. 16, 17 & 18) + Banquet + Tour
16 Sep 2016 2-Day Registration (Sept. 16 & 17 - Friday & Saturday)
16 Sep 2016 (1-Day Registration (Sept. 16, Friday)
07 Mar 2016 Banquet at the Morikami Gardens Terrace
07 Mar 2016 Twilight Photography Workshop with David Cobb
07 Mar 2016 2-DAY REGISTRATION: Conference Only (Morikami Garden Members)
07 Mar 2016 1-DAY REGISTRATION: Conference Only (Morikami Garden Members)
07 Mar 2016 Conference Presenter Registration
07 Mar 2016 1-DAY REGISTRATION: Conference Only
07 Mar 2016 2-DAY REGISTRATION: Conference Only
07 Mar 2016 NAJGA 2016 Conference: 2-Day Early Bird Registration (Conference Only)
06 Mar 2016 NAJGA 2016 Conference Sponsor Registration
06 Mar 2016 Presenter Registration + Banquet
06 Mar 2016 Presenter Registration + Banquet + Photography Workshop
06 Mar 2016 2-DAY REGISTRATION: Conference + Banquet at the Morikami Gardens Terrace
06 Mar 2016 2-DAY REGISTRATION: Conference + Banquet at the Morikami Gardens Terrace + Twilight Photography Workshop
23 Oct 2015 Private Garden Visit: Deer Chase Gardens
22 Oct 2015 Workshops, Lectures, Private Garden Visit + Farm-to-Fork Dinner
22 Oct 2015 Workshops, Lectures, Private Garden Visit Only
22 Oct 2015 Open Microphone Session Presenter Registration
21 Oct 2015 Pine Clouds Mountain Stream Garden Reception
21 Oct 2015 Duke Gardens Tour
21 Oct 2015 Workshops, Lectures, Private Garden Visit + Pine Clouds Mountain Stream Garden Reception + Farm-to-Fork Dinner
21 Oct 2015 Workshops, Lectures, Private Garden Visit + Pine Clouds Mountain Stream Garden Reception
02 Oct 2015 1-Day (October 2) Registration: Garden Tour
01 Oct 2015 2-Day Registration: Symposium & Garden Tours
01 Oct 2015 1-Day (October 1) Registration: Symposium & Kykuit Garden Walk
08 Aug 2015 ONE -DAY REGISTRATION: Day 2 - Japanese Garden Education Tour
07 Aug 2015 Day 1- Residential Japanese Garden Visit
07 Aug 2015 ONE-DAY REGISTRATION: Day 1- Skills Development Workshop
07 Aug 2015 TWO-DAY REGISTRATION: Workshop, Private Garden Visit & Garden Tour
18 Mar 2014 [Call For Presentation ] 2014 CONFERENCE "New Pathways"
10 Jan 2014 NAJGA Board of Directors Annual Meeting
08 Nov 2013 The Tradition and Challenge of Japanese Gardens 2013
13 Aug 2013 Japanese Woodworking Skills & Traditional Hand Tools
04 May 2012 2012 Annual Meeting