Remodeling Our Building

GJG operates out of a city-owned building in Main City Park, which we call the Resource Center. This building is our home base, and where we conduct our revenue-generating workshops, cultural events, weddings, etc. We’ve already updated it with a new floor, kitchenette and restroom. The finishing touch is updating the interior and the façade to Japanese-inspired architecture. When one envisions a Japanese buildings, We’ve added two 12’ sliders and a 6’ moon window. The all-glass façade will open onto a 50’ x 7’ deck with an 8′ overhang, new ADA ramp, and an entry garden.

The projected costs of this remodel is $60,000. We have raised over $40,000 so far. Please consider donating to our, hopefully, last large project.


GJG Happenings

Check out our 2023 calendar for GJG sponsored events and workshops!
Bonsai, Haiku, Ikebana, Manga workshops.

Visiting Gresham Japanese Garden

Tsuru Island, 3/4 of an acre located at Gresham Main City Park is free and open to the public sunrise to sunset.

Make sure to also stroll to the south end of Main City Park and discover more spaces GJG maintains; Ebetsu Plaza, mural of Gresham history, Ambleside Annex, and the Hiroshima Peace Garden.

Pruning Program  Schedule

Order Your Commemorative Touchstone Paver!

Mission Statement

The Gresham Japanese Garden on Tsuru Island provides a place of culture, beauty and learning for all who enter. The Friends of Gresham Japanese Garden bear responsibility to the city of Gresham, to build upon the Japanese American legacy in the community. We foster sustainability through leadership, stewardship, education and volunteerism.

Tsuru Island

Gresham Park’s Most Inspirational Project

What Our Volunteers Say:

“ I have found great friends, gardening joy, and have learned more things about all facets of gardening in a multi-generational setting. I’ve hit the garden lottery of joy!!”

— Deb