NAJGA 2021 Conference


Thank you to our supporters and participants!

Adaptability and Resilience:

Sustainability in Japanese Gardens
November 3rd-November 7th, 2021

Co-Presented by:

Hosted by
The Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego

*To ensure everyone’s health and wellness, we will require all attendees be vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a recent negative COVID-19 test in order to participate in the conference. 


NAJGA’s 5th Biennial Conference will include lectures, hands-on workshops and demonstrations, and tours of Japanese gardens in Southern California.

For over 1000 years in Japan and then around the world, Japanese gardens have evolved to serve changing users and needs. NAJGA’s 2020 biennial conference focuses on how and why Japanese gardens are such effective models of adaptability and resilience. It also asks how we can help sustain these gardens even as they sustain us. Presentations will explore sustainability from a variety of perspectives, including to: sustaining the art and craft of Japanese gardens, the sustainability of public gardens, environmental sustainability through green practices, and gardens as environments for sustaining human health and wellness. 



Thank you to our sponsors!