Deadline extended for Portland training

Apply by May 1

“My personal goals were exceeded as the seminar immersed us in Japanese culture and explained the reasons behind techniques and ideas used in Japanese gardens.”

– Ayse Pogue, Senior Horticulturalist, Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden, 2016 seminar participant

The deadline has been extended for application to the Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart hands-on seminar in Japanese garden arts. An immersive, professional-level course unparalleled in the world, Waza to Kokoro is acclaimed by  gardeners, landscape architects and designers, aesthetic pruners, horticulturalists, and stonemasons alike.

Learn stone setting, bamboo fence construction, design, history, aesthetics, and other topics, all integrated into a holistic learning experience framed in the culture of tea.  The course takes place at Portland Japanese Garden and offsite venues, with faculty from Garden staff as well as visiting instructors from Japan.

Explore images and stories from previous seminars in this Landscape Architecture Magazine article.

The intermediate level seminar takes place September 16 – 27, 2019.  The application deadline is May 1.

Scholarships and payment plans are available to make the seminar more affordable. 

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