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Preview 2020 : International Japanese Garden Training Center

“The mere act of making a garden implies a future in which plants will reach fruition and results will be enjoyed. Gardening is inherently hopeful as a series of affirmative, assertive acts—the seeds will germinate, the plants will enjoy adequate rain and sunshine…and we will survive to see all that.” — Kenneth Helphand, Defiant Gardens GARDEN+ LECTURE SERIES With the new year comes

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KGW News Spotlights Autumn at Portland Japanese Garden

We’re more than 60 days into Autumn and Winter is now just 24 days away! With that, we want to share with you this video of Fall here at Portland Japanese Garden. This was produced just last week by KGW News and is the first in what will be an ongoing series of long-form video-essays

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Year of Peace 2020 Art Exhibitions

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Portland Japanese Garden celebrates 2020 as the “Year of Peace,” honoring the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Introducing a wide array of artists and art forms, these exhibitions will reflect on ways we experience peace through connections to art, nature, and one another.

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Portland Japanese Garden Awarded $20,000 Grant to Further Enhance Visitor Cultural Experience

Portland Japanese Garden, a nonprofit cultural organization established more than a half century ago in the heart of southwest Portland – is humbled and overjoyed to announce it is a chosen recipient of $20,000 from The Oregon Heritage Grant Program. This gift will directly help Portland Japanese Garden improve and administer an authentic, world-class Japanese

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A Garden’s Power

This garden has given me a sense of meaning and purpose.  Some of the guys here who volunteered said that they had spent more than 50 years never doing a single meaningful thing. It was something we could call home…and a way that maybe we could become the people our parents wanted us to be.

Garden Updates Art Exhibitions

Building Bridges in an Age of Walls

For Immediate Release: A Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon Paves a Path to Peace Portland, Oregon: The world today is challenging peaceful coexistence, with each other and with the natural world. An organization in Portland, Oregon believes it can help. Portland Japanese Garden is proclaiming 2020 the Year of Peace by way of Nagasaki and

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Subtle but Significant: 2019 Garden Improvements in Review

From large projects to small, the gardening team at Portland Japanese Garden has had a busy year maintaining the life of the Garden with updates and additions. Many of the improvements this past year were major yet rarely noticed by visitors. Water Natural Garden Improvements “I would say that irrigation has been the biggest Garden

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Year of Peace

In 2020, Portland Japanese Garden will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the deep friendship that has grown between Japan and the United States. At the same time, we acknowledge the atrocities of war. This year, Hiroshima and Nagasaki serve as symbols of the terrible costs of war, as

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The Garden Path Magazine – November/December 2019

Our November/December edition of The Garden Path ushers in the end of fall and the beginning of winter–a time for reflection, hope, and gratitude. In this edition, look back at the accomplishments and festivities of 2019, and ahead to what’s in store for 2020 which we will be celebrating, in observance of the 75th anniversary