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Japanese Tea Garden
San Francisco, California
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Anderson Japanese Gardens
Rockford, Illinois
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Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson
Tucson, Arizona
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Japanese Friendship Garden
San Diego, California
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SuihoEn, The Japanese Garden
Van Nuys, California
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Portland Japanese Garden
Portland, Oregon
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Garden at Pochoda residence
Lyme Center, NH
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Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago, Illinois
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Enjoy Japanese Gardens from Home

As most gardens have temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we encourage you to support and follow your favorite gardens online- and explore new ones. 

We have created this resource page for virtual tours, books, videos, websites and other content you may enjoy. If you would like to contribute content, please email We’d love the opportunity to share your garden through our network.

Please check back periodically as we will update this page regularly. 

We hope you will continue to enjoy the beauty and calm of Japanese gardens from home.

Live Streams
RoHoEn– Daily at 10am MST

Virtual Tours/Visits
1. Birmingham Botanical Gardens
 Montreal Botanical Garden
3. Portland Japanese Garden
4. Japanese Tea Garden 
5. Missouri Botanical Garden 
6. Japan’s Gardens by Professor Clifton Olds 
7. Virtual Stroll of US Botanical Gardens
8. 7 Places to See Japanese Gardens in the U.S. 
9. 7 Secret Gardens in California
10. Bing Virtual Garden Tours

Walks for Well-Being
 Strolls at Home (Bloedel Reserve)

Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden

1. Japanese Garden Notes: A Visual Guide to Elements and Design by Marc Keane

2. Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens by David A. Slawson
3. The Art of the Japanese Garden by David and Michiko Young
4. Japanese Gardens: Symbolism and Design by Seiko Goto and Takahiro Naka
5. The Japanese Garden by Sophie Walker
6. Professor Clifton Olds Bibliography– A great list of resources!

7. The Kyoto Journal also has a wealth of information including this article on the art of stone setting.

Lili`uokalani Gardens

Craig Westland’s Rockford Tai Chi & Tai Chi for Gardeners 

1. Japanese Gardening Organization
2. Japanese Gardening Society of the UK
3. The Best Gardening Databases

Home Gardening 
1. 10 Ways to Garden During Self-Isolation
2. Cultivate Something Good- Your Garden and Your Well-Being
3. Victory Garden 2.0- Ten Steps for Planning Your Own
4. Want to Grow a Container Victory Garden? 
Scouting Your Garden (Birmingham Botanical Garden)
6. Easy Step by Step Guide to Vegetable Gardening
7. Japanese Garden Design: A Helpful Illustrated Guide

Gardening with Kids
Kids Gardening Made Easy 
2. My Big Backyard to Your Big Backyard (Memphis Botanic Garden)
3. Starting Seed | Kids Can Garden (Birmingham Botanical Garden)

Please also check out the Community Forums and Garden Closures page for updates.