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:...

A Gardener’s Journey

by David Rettig Lead Horticulturist, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park   Armed with a list of gardens to visit from Hoichi Kurisu, I was sent by Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park to Japan. I was planning to meet up with gardeners that I worked...