Some North American Japanese gardens have existed for more than a century. A few have achieved levels of excellence comparable to the best gardens in Japan itself. All have contributed to universalizing Japanese gardens as the embodiment of an active aspiration for a kinder, healthier world.

NAJGA is now home to the World Japanese Garden Database, created by the Japanese Gardening Organization.  Selecting one of the gardens in that database will display a link to the WJGD record. Help us improve this resource by sending comments and suggestions to

Magnify map view to the city / town level. Some of the gardens listed here are found in the same cities and even in neighboring zip codes. In a zoomed out map view, there may be garden map points that are partially or fully obscured by neighboring garden map points. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised if you find another garden very near to your destination!

Know the special name of a garden (if any). When applicable, the specific Japanese, English or person-inspired name of a garden is used to identify a garden. This is particularly important to know if a Japanese garden is part of a bigger destination such as a botanical garden, arboretum, university, museum or commercial complex. For Japanese gardens with no specific names, the name of the destination hosting it is used as identifier.

This map contains many of the Japanese gardens in the US and Canada, but there are many more not yet included. If you are with one of these gardens, or wish to provide more information, photos, video or other information, please help us improve this resource by sending comments and suggestions to

Gardens by Name