MOMENTS OF MA

THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE
NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE GARDENS ASSOCIATION


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...

Mission Accomplished in Lethbridge

Mission Accomplished in Lethbridge

By Leona Jacobs On 2016 September 16-17, the North American Japanese Garden Association held its regional conference in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. It was a small and intimate conference that discussed Japanese gardens using the local Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden as an...

North American Japanese Garden Association To Host Philadelphia & New York Heritage Tour & Workshop

North American Japanese Garden Association To Host Philadelphia & New York Heritage Tour & Workshop

On October 7 and 8, the North American Japanese Garden Association is teaming up with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia to explore the adaptation and preservation of Modernist and traditional Japanese design in several garden settings found in New York and Philadelphia.