resources for japanese gardening 日本の園芸
Karesansui - Lessons in Sand
Despite appearances, raking an expanse of gravel is not easy. It is physically demanding and it takes time. In "Pulling the Rake - A Practical Guide to Raking a Karesansui Garden", the first of two articles by Andrew R. Deane and Martin McKellar, McKellar shares his practical knowledge, fully aware of its imperfections and limitations. His hope is that by doing so, a more thorough conversation in English about the pragmatic elements of dry landscape gardening can begin. In the second article, McKellar will share his responses to the many theoretical questions raised in the performance of his duties as custodian of the dry landscape garden at the Harn Museum.
2014 NAJGA Conference
North American Japanese gardens are evolving as places of both timeless beauty and social relevance. The 2nd biennial NAJGA conference will bring together Japanese garden specialists and devotees from the U.S., Canada and around the world to explore how these gardens can become a more meaningful part of modern life. Presentation topics include the role of Japanese gardens in medical therapy, gardening in extreme environments, new and sustainable choices in garden design and materials, lighting as part of Western cultural programming and the historical and humanistic dimensions of garden building.
The conference will be held from October 16 to 18 at the Chicago Botanic Garden, with pre-conference events happening on October 15 and 19. Go to http://najga.org/events for details and registration.
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The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden
Construction has begun on The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden. The renowned Japanese garden designer Hoichi Kurisu will create this extensive garden over the next 3 years, with the opening date in 2015. It will be a part of the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Scultpure Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and will combine traditional Japanese garden spirit with sculpture. See more here: http://www.meijergardens.org/japanesegarden/
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