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Stay Home orders have been issued by several states in addition to the closure of even more public places such as museums and public parks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
During “stay home” orders, several public gardens have devised ways to allow the public inside through postings on social media, video tours, and online classes.
The North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) encourages support of one’s local garden during and after this public health crisis. In addition, NAJGA prepared a list of resources and links to a few children’s activities, which follows.
Enjoy Japanese Gardens from Home
As most gardens have temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we encourage you to support and follow your favorite gardens online- and explore new ones.
We have created this resource page for virtual tours, books, videos, websites and other content you may enjoy. If you would like to contribute content, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love the opportunity to share your garden through our network.
Please check back periodically as we will update this page regularly.
We hope you will continue to enjoy the beauty and calm of Japanese gardens from home.
Facebook Live Streams
RoHoEn– Daily at 10am MST
1. Montreal Botanical Garden
2. Portland Japanese Garden
3. Japanese Tea Garden
4. Missouri Botanical Garden
5. Virtual Tours of Japan’s Gardens by Professor Clifton Olds
6. Better Homes & Gardens: Virtual Stroll of US Botanical Gardens
7. 7 Places to See Japanese Gardens in the U.S. (featuring many member gardens)
1. Japanese Garden Notes: A Visual Guide to Elements and Design by Marc Keane
2. Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens by David A. Slawson
3. The Art of the Japanese Garden by David and Michiko Young
4. Professor Clifton Olds Bibliography– A great list of resources!
Home Gardening Links:
1. 10 Ways to Garden During Self-Isolation
2. Cultivate Something Good- Your Garden and Your Well-Being
3. Victory Garden 2.0- Ten Steps for Planning Your Own
4. Kids Gardening Made Easy
All over the world, people are staying home to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Museums, public parks and gardens (and much more) are closed some indefinitely, some through the end of April at least.
Throughout Hawai`i, preparations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were made in advance of Wednesday, March 25, when County parks closed. Overview photos posted above were taken Tuesday, March 24. One exception is exercise, but social distance should be observed.
Thank you to our County Parks personnel for keeping tables and restrooms disinfected daily and for maintaining the parks. All Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens volunteer days are suspended pending reopening of the gardens.
A message from Hawai`i County Civil Defense on Wednesday, 1 April 2020:
“All must adhere to social distancing and wear protective face mask.
“Your involvement is needed to follow all policies to stop the spread of the virus. Do Call Civil Defense at 935-0031 for any clarification on these matters.
“Coronavirus is no April Fool’s joke, please follow all preventive measures and observe social distancing of at least 6 feet and keep groups less than 10 people.
“Thank you for listening and be well.”
For additional information, here is a link to Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens newsletter for April 2020. Articles and photographs by Ku`ehu Mauga, Amy Nishiura, Walter Imahara, Bill & K.T. Eger.
UPDATE: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Visitors who do not observe the 14-day quarantine are subject to arrest, fines, and a trip back to where they came from.