NAJGA’s Virtual Programs

NAJGA is dedicated to supporting and connecting the Japanese garden community in North America including public garden staff and volunteers, garden designers and builders as well as garden enthusiasts.  

We offer a variety of webinars and virtual discussions for member groups. Please see the list below to learn about upcoming programs. 

To participate, simply click on the program you’re interested in to be taken to the Zoom registration page.  

Upcoming Virtual Programs &

Community Discussions

All NAJGA programs are currently free and open to the public!


New Webinar Series: 

130 Years of Public Japanese Gardens 
Co-Presented by Japan Foundation*
February 18th, 2021- May 19th, 2021 

A free, weekly 14-part webinar series co-presented by Japan Foundation* to uncover the history, development and future of public Japanese gardens in the United States

9.Traditions Transformed II
Thursday, April 15th at 4pm PDT
Tim Gruner & Kendall Brown (Anderson Japanese Gardens)

10. The Future of Japanese Gardens: New Gardens & Gardens In Transition
Thursday, April  22nd at 4pm PDT
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Wellfield Botanic Garden
Kubota Garden
Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society

11.The Impact of Japanese Gardens in the United States (Panel Discussion)
Thursday, April 29th at 4pm PDT
Tim Gruner
Michiko Kurisu
Kim Andrews
Larry Rosensweig
John Powell

12.Japanese Gardens in Canada
Thursday, May 6th at 4pm PDT
Montreal Botanical Garden
Nikka Yukko Japanese Garden
Nitobe Memorial Garden

13. Japanese Gardens in Latin America 
Thursday, May 13th at 4pm PDT
Jardin Japones de Buenos Aires 
Jardín Botanico Nacional (Habana, Cuba)

14.A Look Back: Series Summary 
Wednesday, May 19th 2020 at 4pm PDT
Professors Makoto Suzuki & Kendall Brown

Virtual Community Discussions

The next round of community discussions will take place in May of 2021. All of NAJGA’s Virtual Discussions seek to build community among member groups. These discussions have an open and informal format- participants have the opportunity to share successes, ask questions and seek advice from their colleagues. All are scheduled to last 1 hour. 
If you have questions you’d like to see addressed during the discussion in which you will participate, please email Marisa at We’ll have the following discussions:

For Residential Garden Owners & Japanese Garden Enthusiasts
For Professionals & the Japanese Garden Business Community
For Public Garden Staff & Volunteers
       For Horticulture Teams
       For Volunteer/Docent Managers
       For Visitor Services Departments
       For Volunteers
       For Education & Exhibit Departments
       For Leadership Teams
       For Membership & Fund Development Departments
       For Events & Marketing Departments

Above: Ganna Walska Lotusland, Santa Barbara, California (Photo by Bob Craig)