Championing the Art, Craft and Heart of Japanese Gardens in the USA and Canada






NAJGA Journal available here

... to ensure the sustainability, enduring value and social impact of Japanese gardens in North America.


Japanese gardens are havens of beauty and tranquility, cultural and historic landscapes, and places for natural healing. The North American Japanese Garden Association promotes these gardens and the people who love and care for them through education and advocacy.  Learn more HERE.

Be a Part of NAJGA

Members of The North American Japanese Gardens Association are part of a talented & unique group promoting Japanese gardens & the people who love & care for them through education and advocacy. We welcome you & look forward to working together for our common goals!

NAJGA Events & Workshops

NAJGA offers national & regional sharing & networking opportunities, professional training, conferences & symposia to sustain & support the field of Japanese gardening.  These include lectures & hands-on workshops focusing on the regional resources of the event location.

Japanese Garden Finder

Find Japanese gardens in North American using this search tool.  The database includes map & directions along with information, history & photos of each garden.  Hours, fees & other information is also included.  The database provides several ways to search for gardens.


NAJGA along with Garden Society of Japan & Portland Japanese Garden

2018 International Japanese Garden Conference


Japan’s Gift to the World: Japanese Gardens as Global Phenomenon

Portland, Oregon   |    Saturday, September 29, 2018 – Monday, October 1, 2018


(Registration available in June, 2018)



CONFERENCE UPDATE: The conference committee will meet in early February and final presentation decisions will be made then. However, it is expected that almost all proposals that were submitted will be accepted. Because of the many good panel and individual proposals, persons submitting 2 or 3 individual proposals will likely be asked to condense these ideas into a single proposal.


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