NAJGA UPCOMING EVENTS

    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Monday, October 01, 2018
    • Portland Japanese Garden, Portland Oregon
    • 25
    Registration is closed
    Japan’s Gift to the World: Japanese Gardens as Global Phenomenon

    NOTICE:  Friday and Tuesday tours are full.


    The conference is organized by the North American Japanese Garden Association and hosted by the Portland Japanese Garden. Co-presenters are the Garden Society of Japan, the Japanese Garden Society of the U.K., and the Japanese Garden Society of Denmark.


    Conference Hotel:  Hilton Portland, 921 S.W. Sixth Avenue, Portland OR


    For over 1,500 years, Japanese garden art has developed throughout Japan’s islands and then across six continents.  Join us for an international gathering of Japanese garden professionals, enthusiasts, academics and students to address our shared challenges in creating, adapting, renovating, maintaining and restoring Japanese gardens around the world.   This conference will explore:

    • relevance and functions of Japanese gardens in different settings throughout the world
    • training in technical skills and cultural context for gardeners
    • successes and issues in adapting to local conditions, restoration, and renovation
    • defining the identity of Japanese gardens in the 21st century
    • reaching new audiences

    The conference will feature individual speakers and panels with simultaneous translation in Japanese and English as well as hands-on workshops in gardening skills.  Scholarships will be provided for up to 50 students and beginning practitioners.   Spend three days in vibrant downtown Portland with abundant museums, gardens, restaurants, shops, parks, and mass-transit.  Some events will also be held at the renowned Portland Japanese Garden.   Extend your stay to explore Oregon’s scenic wonders such as Willamette Valley wine country, Mt. Hood, Columbia Gorge, Oregon coast, and Cascade Mountains.

    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Monday, October 01, 2018
    • Banquet at Hilton hotel
    • 19
    Registration is closed
    2018 Conference Special Banquet Only

    Saturday Banquet reservation for guests and others not registered for the conference.



    Conference Hotel:  Hilton Portland, 921 S.W. Sixth Avenue, Portland OR



Past events

Thursday, May 17, 2018 Creation and Rejuvenation: Six Japanese-Style Gardens in Michigan
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Discover Japanese Gardening with the Aloha Spirit
Thursday, July 20, 2017 2017 San Francisco Bay Area Regional Garden Event
Sunday, February 12, 2017 1 -Day Registration (February 12, 2017) Texas Regional Event
Friday, February 10, 2017 3-Day Registration (February 10, 11 & 12, 2017) Texas Regional Event
Sunday, January 15, 2017 1-Day Registration (January 15) Southern CA Japanese garden tour
Saturday, January 14, 2017 2-Day Registration (January 14 & 15) Southern CA Regional Event
Saturday, January 14, 2017 1-Day Registration (January 14) Southern CA Regional Event
Saturday, October 08, 2016 1-Day Registration (Oct. 8) Heritage Preservation Workshop
Friday, October 07, 2016 2-Day Registration (Oct. 7-8) Garden Architecture Tour & Heritage Preservation Workshop
Friday, October 07, 2016 1-Day Registration (Oct. 7) Garden Architecture Tour
Sunday, September 18, 2016 Alberta Attractions Tour (Sept. 18 - Sunday)
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Cocktails & Banquet (Sept. 17 - Saturday Evening)
Saturday, September 17, 2016 1-Day Registration (Sept. 17 - Saturday)
Friday, September 16, 2016 3-Day Registration (Sept. 16, 17 & 18) + Banquet + Tour
Friday, September 16, 2016 2-Day Registration (Sept. 16 & 17 - Friday & Saturday)
Friday, September 16, 2016 (1-Day Registration (Sept. 16, Friday)
Monday, March 07, 2016 Banquet at the Morikami Gardens Terrace
Monday, March 07, 2016 Twilight Photography Workshop with David Cobb
Monday, March 07, 2016 2-DAY REGISTRATION: Conference Only (Morikami Garden Members)
Monday, March 07, 2016 1-DAY REGISTRATION: Conference Only (Morikami Garden Members)
Monday, March 07, 2016 Conference Presenter Registration
Monday, March 07, 2016 1-DAY REGISTRATION: Conference Only
Monday, March 07, 2016 2-DAY REGISTRATION: Conference Only
Monday, March 07, 2016 NAJGA 2016 Conference: 2-Day Early Bird Registration (Conference Only)
Sunday, March 06, 2016 NAJGA 2016 Conference Sponsor Registration
Sunday, March 06, 2016 Presenter Registration + Banquet
Sunday, March 06, 2016 Presenter Registration + Banquet + Photography Workshop
Sunday, March 06, 2016 2-DAY REGISTRATION: Conference + Banquet at the Morikami Gardens Terrace
Sunday, March 06, 2016 2-DAY REGISTRATION: Conference + Banquet at the Morikami Gardens Terrace + Twilight Photography Workshop
Friday, October 23, 2015 Private Garden Visit: Deer Chase Gardens
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Workshops, Lectures, Private Garden Visit + Farm-to-Fork Dinner
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Workshops, Lectures, Private Garden Visit Only
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Open Microphone Session Presenter Registration
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Pine Clouds Mountain Stream Garden Reception
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Duke Gardens Tour
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Workshops, Lectures, Private Garden Visit + Pine Clouds Mountain Stream Garden Reception + Farm-to-Fork Dinner
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Workshops, Lectures, Private Garden Visit + Pine Clouds Mountain Stream Garden Reception
Friday, October 02, 2015 1-Day (October 2) Registration: Garden Tour
Thursday, October 01, 2015 2-Day Registration: Symposium & Garden Tours
Thursday, October 01, 2015 1-Day (October 1) Registration: Symposium & Kykuit Garden Walk
Saturday, August 08, 2015 ONE -DAY REGISTRATION: Day 2 - Japanese Garden Education Tour
Friday, August 07, 2015 Day 1- Residential Japanese Garden Visit
Friday, August 07, 2015 ONE-DAY REGISTRATION: Day 1- Skills Development Workshop
Friday, August 07, 2015 TWO-DAY REGISTRATION: Workshop, Private Garden Visit & Garden Tour
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 [Call For Presentation ] 2014 CONFERENCE "New Pathways"
Friday, January 10, 2014 NAJGA Board of Directors Annual Meeting
Friday, November 08, 2013 The Tradition and Challenge of Japanese Gardens 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Japanese Woodworking Skills & Traditional Hand Tools
Friday, May 04, 2012 2012 Annual Meeting