Japanese Gardening / 日本の園芸


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Over 10,000 entries by enthusiasts around the world. The Japanese Garden Forum discussion boards include history, design & construction, maintenance, plants, stone, water, bamboo fences, structures, and more.

Gardens in Japan features pictorial tours of historical temple, shrine, monastery and royal gardens in the Kyoto and Suizen-ji Park in Kumamoto, Japan. These include Katsura Rikyu, Shugaku-in, Ginkaku-ji, Kinkaku-ji, Nijo Castle, Daisen-in, Byodo-in, Heian Jingu, Kokedera, Kiyomizudera, Koto-in, Zuiho-in and others.

A list of Japanese gardening books, tools, & related items recommended & reviewed by the members of the Japanese Gardening Forum. Includes links to purchase from Amazon.com.

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Who We Are:

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Photo by Lee Schneller Sligh

Mission: The Japanese Gardening Organization (JGO) is a multinational, non-profit group with the goal of spreading the benefits of Japanese gardening for individuals, groups, communities, and society. Currently, this is addressed by the maintenance and development of educational resources for “japanesegardening.org” in fostering the knowledge, appreciation and application of Japanese gardening.

Vision: Continue the advancement of the knowledge, appreciation, and application of Japanese gardening, with roots in international expertise and resources.

Values: We will strive to maintain the highest level of accurate and dependable information and resources for Japanese gardening and closely associated arts. This is the culture and personality of the Japanese Gardening Organization.

In addition to these resources, JGO will use the Japanese Gardening Forum to assist and guide forum participants toward authentic and appropriate decisions and methods. All operations and priorities will follow these values.  

Japanese Gardening Organization, 2007

JGO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gifts are tax deductible.

Kiyoshi YasuiMr Kiyoshi Yasui

The Japanese Gardening Organization honors the late Kiyoshi Yasui who's knowledge, vision and sharing was the inspiration for this organization.

After a long life dedicated to Japanese Architecture, Kiyoshi-san passed away October 30, 2010. A biography of Kiyoshi Yasui is provided here


The Japanese Gardening Organization is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization supported completely by donations and volunteers. Your gifts are tax deductable.
If you are interested in supporting this work, email to development@japanesegardening.org.




The Japanese Gardening Organization thanks the Advisory Board volunteer Directors and other Advisors for their service and contributions:


K.T. Cannon-Eger, Keaau, HI USA
James Hanselman, Manheim, PA USA
Jake Hobson, Dorset, UK
Don Pylant, San Antonio, TX USA

Michael Roybal - Seattle, WA USA
Edzard Teubert, Alberta Canada



Kiyoshi Yasui, Kyoto Japan
Michael Brenner, Portland Oregon
Blaine Fergerstrom, Honolulu, HI USA


Toshiharu Watanabe, Kyoto Japan -
(Consulting Advisor)
Misaki Tateo, Kumamoto Japan -
(Liaison, City of Kumamoto)
Ikuko Groesbeck, San Antonio, TX USA - (Language Consultant)
Michael Roybal - Seattle, USA
(JGO Forum Representative)
Terry Gerlach - Portland Oregon, USA
(Events Calendar)
Chris Hall, Longmeadow, MA, USA
(Architecture & Carpentry)

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