The North American Japanese Garden Association

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This is  a society of Japanese garden enthusiasts from all over America and Canada – a part of the world that has a real passion for Japanese gardens. Here is proof as the NAJGA has this map on their website that shows over 250 Japanese gardens in the continetal US and Canada.

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Japanese gardens are really appreciated in the US and this organisation has been set up for like minded individuals and enthusiasts alike. There are a few different membership levels ranging from sudents and individuals through to green organisations and businesses who are involved in Japanese gardening.

The NAJGA has a regular newsletter that I have had the pleasure of reading over the Christmas period and it is informative and easy to read. I know from my websites statistics that a large percentage of my readers are from North America and I reccomend you check out the NAJGA ‘s website by CLICKING HERE.

The purpose of the association is to ensure the sustainability of Japanese gardens and very importantly they have vision. This is from their website and explains succinctly the aims of the NAJGA:

Key Operating Principles:
  • To acknowledge the diversity of the field that includes professional public garden managers, gardeners, designers, contractors, independent business owners, academics, students, cultural arts practitioners and individuals affiliated with public gardens including board members or others with a passion for the art form.
  • To appreciate the essential grassroots nature of the field through a decentralized organizational approach that recognizes regional requirements.
  • To respect existing North American perspectives while fostering greater connectivity and exchange with Japanese expertise through an affiliation with our Japanese Consortium Partners.

I have been in communication with the associations Diana La Rowe who is keen to spread the word about North America’s often beautiful and serene Japanese gardens and I am happy to assist in this! Hopefully, Diana and her colleagues will be guest posters on my website in the near future as the subject of Japanese gardens becomes ever more popular around the world and as you know for good reasons!

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