Garden Updates

Garden Updates

An Authentic Sense of Pride in Gardening

In May, Portland Japanese Garden welcomed Peter Putnicki, Senior Gardener of Seattle Japanese Garden, to become the latest professional to participate in its Professional Gardener Work Exchange Program. He sat down to chat about his week in Portland.

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Gion Festival Lanterns Return to the Cultural Village

Guests arriving to Portland Japanese Garden this summer may notice a large lantern structure in the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation Courtyard of our Cultural Village. They are known as “Gion Festival Lanterns” and were first installed in this space back in 2018 when Portland Japanese Garden held an exhibition called “Gion Matsuri: The World’s Oldest Urban Festival.”

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Portland Japanese Garden Hosts Asian American Native Hawai’ian Pacific Islander Roundtable Discussion

In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawai’ian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, Portland Japanese Garden hosted a gathering of Asian and AANHPI leaders in the cultural institution, nonprofit, and public service sectors at the end of May. The roundtable discussion was centered around the theme “How can we create a stronger AANHPI community in Portland?”

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New Membership Center Invites You to the Heart of Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden is excited to announce that its new Membership Center is now open. Located in the heart of the Garden and adjacent to the wisteria arbor, members are invited to come in, ask questions, get support, renew their memberships, and even buy gift memberships for the loved ones in their life. Additionally, visitors will be able to turn their paid admission into memberships here!

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Explore Portland Japanese Garden on Google Arts & Culture

Portland Japanese Garden was selected as one of 16 partners to celebrate its home city’s thriving cultural scene through the Google Arts & Culture platform. The Garden is proud to be a part of this prestigious project and part of the Google world as it reinforces how we are an indelible thread in our city’s fabric–its history, its culture, and its appeal.