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Seasonal Stroll with the Chief Curator – SOLD OUT

Sadafumi (Sada) Uchiyama, Chief Curator of Portland Japanese Garden and Director of the International Japanese Garden Training Center. Photo by Nina Johnson.

Come stroll Portland Japanese Garden with our Chief Curator, Sadafumi (Sada) Uchiyama. Uchiyama is a fourth-generation Japanese gardener and landscape architect who has been at the Garden for over 15 years, playing a key role in the construction of the Cultural Village, Entry Garden, and establishment of the International Japanese Garden Training Center and Japan Institute.

Focusing on the seasonal plants, cultural significance, sensory experience, and its relationship to daily life, this unique tour offers an opportunity for members to interact with Uchiyama and dive into his vast wealth of knowledge that extends beyond the 12 acres of Portland Japanese Garden.

There are two dates available for this special tour

(update: SOLD OUT)

  • Thursday, March 2nd from 8:30-9:30 a.m. PT
  • Thursday, March 9th from 8:30-9:45 a.m. PT


  • This tour is free and for Portland Japanese Garden Members only. Details on a separate opportunity for those in the Golden Crane Society are coming soon!
  • Limited capacity: 20 participants per tour.
  • Additional tours are being planned for August and November of 2023.