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Garden Maintenance Workshop

On February 10, 11 and 12, the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) offers a rare opportunity for participants to both shape the future of gardens and appreciate them through hands-on sessions. The sessions include the repair and maintenance of man-made and horticultural elements, the creation of a new water feature, and a day of learning with a focus on the tea garden tradition.    

On February 10th the workshop will take place in the Fort Worth Japanese Garden at the Suzuki Garden. The Suzuki Garden was added to the Fort Worth Japanese Garden in 2000.  It is a dry landscape garden that offers a contemporary contrast to the more traditional dry landscape garden that adjoins it.  Several issues are in need of repair and maintenance including some of the fencing, a considerable amount of pruning and some adjustments to the planting scheme.   Participants will be divided into three groups but are encouraged to engage in the area(s) that most interest them throughout the day.


   1. Bamboo sleeve fence repair (Ryoan-ji gaki)

   2.  Pruning & Shaping 

                 -  Shaping of wave foliage(O-karikomi)
                 -  Pine and juniper garden tree pruning
   3. Transplant & Planting

                 - Digging and wrapping technique of garden plants (Nemaki)

                 - Explanation of garden tree transplant preparation) (Nemawashi

For more information or to register for this class please visit WWW.NAJGA.ORG

Earlier Event: January 24
Residential Landscape Design
Later Event: February 14
Free walking tour of the Japanese Garden