Championing the Art, Craft and Heart  of Japanese Gardens in 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!

September 28 - October 2, 2018

2018 International 

Japanese Garden Conference

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland, Oregon

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Call for Presentations!

The North American Japanese Garden Association seeks presenters for its 2018 conference on Japanese gardens as a universal landscape form. The conference takes place at the Portland Hilton in Portland, Oregon.  It is co-organized by the Garden Society of Japan and the Portland Japanese Garden. It will feature lectures and hands-on workshops.

The 2017 NAJGA Journal is Now Available!

The 2017 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: $15.00 (within US), $20.00 (Canada, 

Japan and other countries)  

General Public: $18.95 (within US), $23.95 (Canada, Japan and other countries)

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




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to the fulfillment of our philanthropic mission. We also exist to bring together 

the Japanese gardening community through networking opportunities, knowledge and information sharing.



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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