Virtual Programs from the NAJGA Community

Check out these amazing programs organized by NAJGA members! (programs are listed by date)

Wave Hill
Wed, March 24, 2021, 4–5:30PM: Eric Hsu
Uprooted: The Untold Story of Japanese American Influence on American Gardens

No garden today is untouched by the legacy of Japan’s gardening culture, not only in terms of the plants themselves, but especially the hard graft of Japanese immigrants who put down roots in the United States and built successful nurseries and cut-flower farms here. A horticulturist and writer who is interested in the narratives of people and their plants, Eric Hsu brings alive a collection of stories that resonate with our universal love of plants and those passionate about them. He is currently Chanticleer’s plant information coordinator, overseeing plant records and teaching plant identification to interns.

Wave Hill
Wed, April 14, 2021, 4–5:30PM: Fergus Garrett
Wild at Dixter

Can gardens be designed and managed to support biodiversity while maintaining their aesthetics? Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener of Great Dixter House & Gardens in East Sussex, shares a new approach to gardening at this influential Arts and Crafts garden, where mosaic habitats are woven into the landscape to enhance wildlife habitats. Hear from him how a biodiversity audit is influencing the way that the site is managed, balancing the needs of wildlife, access, gardening and forestry. Following his presentation, author and podcaster Margaret Roach will offer an American perspective.

*Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens  (Photo by Heather Grzybek)