Innisfree Garden

This Community Day is part of a nationwide program—Gardens for Peace—in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace. Launched by the North American Garden Association, Gardens for Peace (G4P) will bring together 14 Japanese-influenced gardens from across...

Characters in the Japanese Garden 

In the last e-newsletter, we discussed plant material options for creating wavelike plant massings called okarikomi. There are a few different named forms of sheared plant material in Japanese garden vernacular; all hold unique roles in the garden. It seems...

Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson

On September 18th, from 10am to 12pm, Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson will rake Mrs. Toshiko Tanaka heiwa design into their karesansui garden. They will also carry out peace-related projects with students from different schools including one that is building a little...

University of Mary Washington’s Zen Garden

The University of Mary Washington will hold a bonsai workshop and demonstration, meditation sessions, and anticipate additional events in conjunction with our Japanese language program. They will partner with several on campus organizations (Leidecker Center for Asian...