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Bamboo Fence Building Workshop

This two-day hands-on experience teaches participants to design and build a bamboo fence panel using traditional Japanese materials and techniques with staff gardeners. The process begins with a walk around the Garden and a review of the use and placement of bamboo fences. There will be a discussion on types and styles as well as a review of the history and evolution of Japanese bamboo fences. Day one includes lectures and demonstrations, with hands-on tool practice and knot-tying sessions. On day two, participants apply their new skills to build a Japanese bamboo fence and receive a brief demonstration of fence repair and refurbishing.

Two pairs of hands construct a bamboo fence
Photo by Jonathan Ley
  • Event fees are non-refundable and take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Necessary tools, supplies, and printed educational material are provided.
  • The course fee includes Garden admission.
  • Participants should bring their own lunch.
  • Please note that the Garden Workshops involve some physical work. If you wish to participate and have any limitations or concerns, please contact us for information.
  • For more info about getting here and parking, please visit japanesegarden.org/parking/
  • Please allow ample time for parking and arrive by 8:45 a.m. at the Welcome Center for check-in.