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North American Japanese Garden Association:
This three-day event at the Chicago Botanic Garden will feature workshops and lectures on Japanese garden design, maintenance and horticulture, health and wellness in the garden, garden history, business practices, and education and cultural programming. Top Japanese garden experts and scholars from across North America, as well as Japan and the United Kingdom, will be in Chicago to lead the sessions.

Four Japanese gardens in the Chicago area will be showcased during the conference: Garden of the Phoenix (formerly the Osaka Garden) in Jackson Park, Anderson Japanese Gardens and Rosecrance Japanese Garden in Rockford Illinois and Chicago Botanic Garden's very own Sansho-en - The Elizabeth Hubert Mallott Japanese Garden. Conference press release: http://najga.org/Blog-and-Newsletter/3095819     

Members of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from selected conference sessions to meet professional certification requirement.

For more information about conference sessions, speakers and to register, please go to: http://najga.org/EVENTS. On-site and one-day registrations are also available.

edzard:
Grace, welcome and thank you for the information..
Question: which gardens will be used for the conference, meaning, which are used in or for the conference as a venue, and which are optional and need to be visited as separate to the conference ?
thanks for the clarifications of some of the fine print in the newsletter...
                 edzard

North American Japanese Garden Association:

--- Quote from: edzard on September 11, 2014, 12:59:11 AM ---Grace, welcome and thank you for the information..
Question: which gardens will be used for the conference, meaning, which are used in or for the conference as a venue, and which are optional and need to be visited as separate to the conference ?
thanks for the clarifications of some of the fine print in the newsletter...
                 edzard

--- End quote ---

Thanks Edzard! Strictly speaking, visit to all the Chicago Japanese gardens mentioned are optional during the conference.  Garden of the Phoenix will host the pre-conference skills workshop on Oct. 15. Rosecrance and Anderson will be the destinations for a pre-conference tour on that same date. Sansho-en in the Chicago Botanic Garden will be a venue for a workshop on Oct. 16.  The lectures and the rest of the workshops will be conducted in the indoor facilities of the Chicago Botanic Garden.  We just want to emphasize the fact that attendees also have the opportunity to see some interesting gardens aside from listening to lectures and participating in the workshops. 

edzard:
- most interesting Grace..
It may be a better idea then to post the itinerary for the Conference that is known for the moment ..

It seems that i will not be able to see the 2 key gardens: Rosecrance and the Anderson...
Quite selfishly then if I may, are there any other arrangements for people to see these gardens in addition to the tour date? what if seeing the gardens is critically instructional and yet attending the workshops is a must?

can I go to these gardens on the 14th or 20th? (are these dates correct for being on either end of the conference?)
                        thanks...        edzard

North American Japanese Garden Association:

--- Quote from: edzard on September 11, 2014, 12:15:36 PM ---- most interesting Grace..
It may be a better idea then to post the itinerary for the Conference that is known for the moment ..

It seems that i will not be able to see the 2 key gardens: Rosecrance and the Anderson...
Quite selfishly then if I may, are there any other arrangements for people to see these gardens in addition to the tour date? what if seeing the gardens is critically instructional and yet attending the workshops is a must?

can I go to these gardens on the 14th or 20th? (are these dates correct for being on either end of the conference?)
                        thanks...        edzard

--- End quote ---

Hi Edzard,

We don't really have any special arrangements for conference attendees to visit Rosecrance and Anderson on Oct. 14 and 20, or Oct 19 for that matter (The conference proper is actually Oct. 16 to 18).  But Anderson is a public facility so you may certainly visit it on a date convenient for you. Rosecrance however is not a public facility so it might not be possible to just drop by without a prior arrangement. 

Unfortunately too, the October 15 garden tour is fully booked already (we even have people on the waiting list!) so in effect, the only option available on that date at this time will be the skills workshop at the Garden of the Phoenix. Quite an excellent alternative to the garden tour if you need to brush up or learn more about aesthetic pruning, moss garden and small stone work.

Cheers!

Grace


 

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