The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

Japanese Gardens Microgrant Initiative We're excited to announce a new opportunity for NAJGA Japanese Garden members! The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership would like to offer this microgrant initiative for the current Japanese fiscal year of 2019. This...

2018 International Conference (September 2018)

2018 International Conference (September 2018)

The 2018 International Conference was held in Portland at the Portland Hilton Hotel. It was an international gathering of Japanese garden professionals, enthusiasts, academics and students to address shared challenges in creating, adapting, renovating, maintaining and restoring Japanese gardens around the world.

NAJGA Event Reviews

I love the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens! Most every Thursday morning I can be found volunteering with our Head Gardener, raking, weeding, pruning, planting . . . doing whatever needs doing. About a year ago I became a docent. Getting to show our...

Tsunami Memorial Garden

Invitation to probably the  most memorable travel to Japan, 2017 You are invited to join a select group of people to participate in assisting to build a memorial Japanese Garden to commemorate victims of the tsunami/earthquake of March 11, 2011 in Tohoku, Japan and...

North American Japanese Garden Association  & Descanso Gardens Host Southern California  Symposium and Garden Tour

North American Japanese Garden Association & Descanso Gardens Host Southern California Symposium and Garden Tour

On January 14 and 15, 2017, experts in horticulture, history and design will discuss and illustrate the Southern California experience in Japanese gardening during a symposium and garden tour organized by the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA), in cooperation with the Descanso Gardens. NAJGA is a non-profit and membership-based organization that promotes the art, craft and heart of Japanese gardening in USA and Canada.

Uncovering a Garden Plot and a Family Story

Uncovering a Garden Plot and a Family Story

By Greg Kitajima NAJGA member Greg Kitajima helps uncover history in a Japanese internment camp garden plot in Colorado and opens a door to his own family's story as a Japanese-American.  I had not looked through the schedule of speakers at the 2016 North American...

Japanese Gardening and Road Tripping to Alberta

by Tom Dufala NAJGA members Tom and Laura Dufala combined an educational experience in Japanese gardening with a road trip to remember from the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Rockies and back.   It was a gorgeous, autumnal journey crossing the Canadian Rockies to...