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13,000 entries by 700 Japanese Gardening enthusiasts around the world. The Japanese Garden Forum discussion boards include history, design & construction, maintenance, plants, stone, water, bamboo fences, structures, and more.

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Thanks also to our latest sponsor, the Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens. JGO depends on our sponsors and donations from those who find the resources here useful.

These sponsors support your Japanese Gardening Organization and its continued education, research and archival of information and resources for Japanese Gardening.

Garden Marketplace

Visit the new Japanese Gardening Marketplace for a listing of Japanese garden designers, builders, tools & supplies.

Events Calendar

The forum hosts a calendar of Japanese gardening events such as workshops, exhibits, tours, seminars and related celebrations. Japanese Gardening Calendar..

JGO Openings

Japanese Gardening Organization is in need of a recording secretary to serve with the Board of Directors. If you or someone you know is interested, please email us here.

Japanese Gardening forum's Liason/Ombudsman has retired! If you are a member of the forum and have an interest in helping JGO in this role, please contact us here..

Job Opportunities

A new section listing job openings and job seekers related to Japanese gardening is now available at Japanese Garden Employment Opportunities.

Japanese garden items for sale are listed in the For Sale section of Japanese Gardening Resources. You may also submit requests for items you are looking for.

Books & Publications

A list of Japanese gardening books, tools, & related items recommended & reviewed by the members of the Japanese Gardening Forum. Each listing ncludes links to purchase from Amazon.com.

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Japanese Gardening Organization, its forums and online resources were built and maintained by those who have donated their knowledge, time and money to keep it going. If you have learned something from fellow Japanese gardeners, had a professional tell you how to prune, or how to position a stone, build a fence or water feature, make a tripod ladder, or even had hours of conversations about how to build your garden, think about what that is worth to you and others that read it! Where else can this be found?

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'The Japanese Tea Garden'

Marc Peter Keane's book, The Japanese Tea Garden, is now available in paperback. In conjunction with the release of this addition, Stone Bridge Press has set up a new micro website about the book: The Japanese Tea Garden Website  

Please use this link The Japanese Tea Garden and JGO will receive a portion of the purchase price at no additional cost to you.

Prayer & Memorial Japanese Garden Project near Sendai

The Japanese Garden Association started on design and construction of the Prayer and Memorial Japanese Garden in Miyagi Prefecture, just outside of the city of Sendai, to pray for victims of Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.

The association organized this project to be built a garden over a five year duration. The site is donated by a local Buddhist Temple and all the materials and labor are being donated for this ambitious project. The project will be used to train young professionals as well. They will live and work together for the duration.

Koichi Kobayash sends this appeal, "I am planning to join them for the year of 2014 and beyond.  Would you like to be involved? I am honestly looking for volunteers to come with me. This is a very worthy and once in your life time opportunity."

More info here.

The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden

Frederik Meijer 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/

What is the JGO?

The Japanese Gardening Organization (JGO) is a multi-national group organized to spread the benefits of Japanese gardening for individuals, groups, communities, and society. JGO provides educational resources to foster the exchange of culture, knowledge, appreciation and application of Japanese gardening, striving for the highest level of accurate information and resources for Japanese gardening. Find out more here.

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Japanese Gardening Reference

Learn how to tie a knot for a bamboo fence, or which tools you should get first. Some of the topics covered:

Garden/Architecture Fencing
Garden Tools Plants & Pruning
Lanterns & Stones Garden Terms

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Free e-books on Japanese gardening available in the JGO forum. starting with Guenter Nitshke!

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