Japanese Gardens from Home

Japanese Tea Garden
San Francisco, California
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Rockford, Illinois
Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson
Tucson, Arizona
Japanese Friendship Garden
San Diego, California
SuihoEn, The Japanese Garden
Van Nuys, California
Portland Japanese Garden
Portland, Oregon
Garden at Pochoda residence
Lyme Center, NH
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 info@najga.org. 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
2.
 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. 

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

Videos
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden

Books
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.

Blogs
Lili`uokalani Gardens

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

Websites
1. Japanese Gardening Organization
2. Japanese Gardening Society of the UK

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? 
5. 
Scouting Your Garden (Birmingham Botanical Garden)

Gardening with Kids
1. 
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. 

          Check out the new additions to our Resource Page!

Virtual Tours/Visits
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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

Gardening with Kids
My Big Backyard to Your Big Backyard (Memphis Botanic Garden)
Starting Seed | Kids Can Garden (Birmingham Botanical Gardens)

*Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego. Photo by Yasuhiro Fujiki.