Promoting the Art, Craft and Heart of
Japanese Gardens in the USA and Canada

There are over 250 Japanese gardens in North America. We encounter them as havens of beauty and tranquility, as cultural and historic landscapes and places for natural healing.  Since 2011, the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) has been promoting the welfare of these gardens and the people who love and care for them through education and advocacy.

Save the Date!

October 15 - October 17, 2020

2020 International 

Japanese Garden Conference

Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego

San Diego, California

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Call for Presentations!

The North American Japanese Garden Association seeks presenters for its 2020 conference on "Adaptability and Resilience: Sustainability in Japanese Gardens." The conference will be hosted by the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego and will take place on Thursday, October 15th- Sunday, October 17th, 2020. 

The program will feature lectures, roundtable discussions, and hands-on workshops focused on how and why Japanese gardens are such effective models of adaptability and resilience. There will also be a pre-tour of San Diego gardens on Wednesday, October 14th and a post tour of Los Angeles gardens on Sunday, October 18th. 

The 2019 NAJGA Journal is Now Available!


 The 2019 edition of the Journal of The North   American Japanese Garden Association is   now available. The Journal is FREE to   members and available for purchase for both   members who wish to get additional copies   and to the general public. 

 Member price: $16.00 (within U.S.), $20.00   (Canada, Japan and other countries)  

 General Public: $20 (within U.S.), $25   (Canada, Japan and other countries)

 Prices include postage. To order, send an e-   mail to info@najga.org 




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NAJGA is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization founded by leading Japanese gardens in the US and Canada. Through advocacy and education about Japanese gardens, we seek to contribute to a kinder, healthier and more  beautiful world for all.


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