Order Your Commemorative Touchstone Paver!
July 9th 10am-4pm
Visit 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.
Watering Your Plants During a Heatwave Watering is tricky during a heat wave – or more specifically, getting the water into the plant. This largely depends on the ability of your soil to hold water. Clay, loamy, or sandy soils will all perform differently. Soil must...
A Lesson on Pines As a pine tree ages, interior and low branches die off from lack of light and energy. To keep a pine tree healthy, spring candling, winter needling, and cutting out branches to retain its shape are necessary. Before pruning, you first study the...
Sakura in Japanese Culture By Mary DicksonThey blossom, and thenWe gaze, and then the bloomsScatter, and then…(Onitsura, poet) Beyond the beauty of sakura, the national flower of Japan, lies deep symbolism for the nation and its people.One of my Japanese friends said,...
Ebetsu Plaza is located in the south end of Main City Park closest to Springwater Trail. This is a public space, free for the public to enjoy.
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.
Support the Garden
Blank Note Cards
Set of 6 for $10, or purchase one for $2.
Since the Garden’s reopening in 2011, volunteers have contributed over 28,000 hours pruning, sweeping pavers, planting, replanting, building — you name it and the volunteers have done.
An endowment fund to maintain the garden is now available through the Commemorative Paver campaign.
Gresham Park’s Most Inspirational Project
“ 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!!”