Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart, Level 1
This intensive, hands-on educational seminar is an immersive learning experience in Japanese garden arts, framed in the Culture of Tea and the art form of the tea garden. Come to Portland to learn stone setting, plant care, design, history and other related subjects directly from Japanese garden masters. The course is designed for landscape practitioners from all disciplines.
Portland Japanese Garden and offsites
June 8-14 (application opens Jan. 10, 2020)
Aug. 24-30, 2020 (application opens March 10, 2020)
With an Eye Towards Nature: A Japanese Garden Design Intensive
This three-day course created for design professionals focuses on the Japanese tradition of designing with nature, using the spectacular landscape of the Columbia Gorge as an outdoor classroom. Marc Treib, professor of architecture emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and a noted landscape and architectural historian and critic, takes part in the last day’s design critique and gives a public talk the next day.
Dates: April 25-27 (application opens Feb. 1, 2020)
Tuition, conditions, program content and other details at japanesegarden.org/thecenter or from firstname.lastname@example.org
The Training Center is a recipient of the 2018 American Public Gardens Association award for program excellence.