January Webinar 

Wednesday, January 12th
3pm PST/6pm EST
via Zoom 

Free for NAJGA Members
$5 for Non-Members

If you are not a NAJGA member, you will receive the link to register via Zoom once you process your $5 payment via Paypal. If you have any issues, please reach out to Marisa Rodriguez at
  info@najga.org or at (503) 222-1194.

January’s Webinar will highlight two gardens that will be part of our February Regional Workshop: The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Meiners’ Residential Garden.

Register below to learn more about these gardens and the projects that you can be part of during the Regional Workshop!

Webinar Speakers: Nick Esthus, Don Meiners, and John Powell. This webinar will conclude with a Q &A with Nick, Don, and John. 


Nick Esthus is the Senior Gardener at the Fort Worth Japanese Garden and previously was the gardener at Memphis Botanic Garden’s Japanese garden. He attended the 2013 Japanese Garden Intensive Seminar in Kyoto and has assisted with previous NAJGA regional workshops across the country. Mr. Esthus holds a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Horticulture from The Ohio State University.

Don Meiners has never been associated with Japanese gardens in a professional capacity. He has loved gardens since he was very young, and decided early on that Japanese gardens are the most remarkable of all. He is a retired software engineer / project manager. He and his wife Akiko reside on acreage in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area, where they maintain a tea garden, a (koi) pond and hill garden, and a large pond that is a work in progress. Akiko is active in the Urasenke school, and hosts tea ceremonies in their home.


John Powell, owner of Zoen, LLC., provides Japanese style garden design, construction and maintenance as well as serving as lead garden consultant for several public Japanese gardens throughout the United States, specializing in garden restorations and creating sustainable maintenance programs. After a first visit to Japan in 1993, he launched an intensive study of Japanese garden history, design, construction and maintenance. In 1997, he attended the first intensive seminar at the Research Center for Japanese Garden Art and Historical Heritage in Kyoto, Japan, followed by internships with Suzuki Zoen in Niigata, Japan and at the Adachi Museum of Art in Yasugi, Japan. John is a frequent contributor to Sukiya Living magazine (Journal of Japanese Gardening) and a frequent presenter for NAJGA and a member of the board of directors.


NAJGA Webinars are free for NAJGA members &
$5 for non-members. 

*The January webinar is free for FWBG members.