Bethink Yourself, Bestir Yourself

“Bethink Yourself, Bestir Yourself” by Allen Boraiko Assistant Director Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson I don’t customarily dream of the dead. Nothing is customary in a pandemic, however, and recently I dreamt of my father, buried 62 years ago last month....

Member Spotlight: Francheska Snyder

Member Spotlight: Francheska Snyder Francheska first entered the world of Japanese gardens by chance. After college, she was living in Rochester, New York and had an office job. Her work space had no windows! Having originally grown up on a farm in Pennsylvania, she...

COVID-19 Garden Updates

In an effort to continue to serve as a resource for Japanese garden lovers, we have compiled a partial list of Japanese gardens in North America and indicated whether they have closed or remained open given the COVID-19 situation. We will keep this list as accurate as...

Journals #2- #6

Journal # 6 -Japanese Gardens in the Modern Era- Ogawa Jihei VII -A Musical Composer and a Karesansui Gardener Join Forces -A Garden of Pleasure and Delight: The History and Restoration of Cowden Japanese Garden, Scotland Journal # 5 -Japanese Gardens in Europe:...