The North American Japanese Gardens Association holds both National and Regional meetings and workshops to provide inclusive opportunities all over the continent. This also allows gardens and institutions in different regions to participate and share resources.
May 17 – 19, 2018 | Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
MIDWEST REGIONAL WORKSHOP & GARDEN TOURS
Creation & Rejuvenation: Six Japanese-Style Gardens in Michigan
NAJGA’s regional event will be held in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on May 17th, 18th and 19th. This event brings together garden professionals and hobbyists to explore the challenges and benefits of Japanese gardens in the Midwest using six case studies. Garden tours include –
- Cranbrook Japanese Garden
- Freer House
- McGregor Garden, Wayne State Univ.
- Muelder Japanese Garden, MSU
- Shigematsu Garden, Lansing Community College
- DeVos Japanese Garden at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
More information and registration in UPCOMING EVENTS below.
September 28 – October 2, 2018 | Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon
2018 INTERNATIONAL JAPANESE GARDEN CONFERENCE
Japan’s Gift to the World: Japanese Gardens as Global Phenomenon
North American Japanese Garden Association | Garden Society of Japan | Portland Japanese Garden
For over 1,500 years, Japanese garden art has developed throughout Japan’s islands and then across six continents. Join us for an international gathering of Japanese garden professionals, enthusiasts, academics and students to address our shared challenges in creating, adapting, renovating, maintaining and restoring Japanese gardens around the world. This conference will explore:
- relevance and functions of Japanese gardens in different settings throughout the world
- training in technical skills and cultural context for gardeners
- successes and issues in adapting to local conditions, restoration, and renovation
- defining the identity of Japanese gardens in the 21st century
- reaching new audiences
The conference will feature individual speakers and panels with simultaneous translation in Japanese and English as well as hands-on workshops in gardening skills. Scholarships will be provided for up to 50 students and beginning practitioners. Spend three days in vibrant downtown Portland with abundant museums, gardens, restaurants, shops, parks, and mass-transit. Some events will also be held at the renowned Portland Japanese Garden. Extend your stay to explore Oregon’s scenic wonders such as Willamette Valley wine country, Mt. Hood, Columbia Gorge, Oregon coast, and Cascade Mountains.