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Taiko Drums

August 27, 2022
11:00am and 1pm Performances

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.

What to do with your scorched plants?

What to do with your scorched plants?

Pines In the case of your pine shrubs, as you can see by this one that faces the southwest, it's extremely scorched. This top layer of burnt needles is still protecting the branches underneath and they are not dead branches. You can check for dead branches by scraping...

Watering Plants During a Heatwave

Watering Plants During a Heatwave

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 Pine Trees

A Lesson on Pine Trees

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...


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.

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.

Available to Rent

The Gresham Japanese Garden, Ebetsu Plaza, and the Resource Center are all available for your next event or meeting. Check us each one of the venues as separate rentals or in combination!

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.


Commemorative Pavers

An endowment fund to maintain the garden is now available through the Commemorative Paver campaign.

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