For all those interested in learning more in a hands-on learning environment, there is an intensive garden seminar in Kyoto in November 2014. Deadline for application is March 31, 2014.
Personally, I have not gone…but you can believe it is on my bucket list! Every friend I know who has gone to this seminar has raved about it.
Here are the details courtesy of Japanese Gardening . org:
The Research Center for Japanese Garden Art and Historical Heritage, in Kyoto, Japan, runs an annual English-language intensive seminar regarding the Japanese Garden. We are presently accepting applications for the 16th seminar to be held in November of 2014 here in Kyoto. The course is designed for the serious student, amateur or professional; it is not a garden tour. It will include many on-site lectures as well as some hands-on work experience. This course is a rare opportunity for English language speakers, giving broad access to Japanese gardens and gardeners.
Details about the Seminar can be found in the attached brochure and on the Seminar website: http://www.jghh.jp/center/
Beginning this year, all applications will be accepted via our web-based application form. The application deadline is March, 31st, 2014.
Application Form: http://www.jghh.jp/center/semapply.html
Hiromasa Amasaki, Director
Research Center for Japanese Garden Art and Historical Heritage