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2021 summer cultural series
sponsored by city of gresham

2021 Summer Cultural Series at the Garden

JUNE 5

Sho- Art (Calligraphy) Live Performances – 1:00 & 2:15pm
Art of Bonsai Demonstrations – 11:30am to 1:30pm

JUNE 19

Shinobue (Bamboo Flute) Performances – 1pm & 2:15pm
Ikebana (Floral Arrangement) Demonstrations – 10am-noon

JULY 10

Koto-Kai (Japanese Harp) Performances – 1pm & 2:15pm
Origami for All Ages and Abilities – Noon-2pm

JULY 24

Koto-Kai (Japanese Harp) Performances – 1pm & 2:15pm
Ikebana (Floral Arrangement) Demonstrations – 3:00 -5:00pm

AUGUST 7

Takohachi’s Q (Drums) Performances – 11am & 1pm
Art of Bonsai Demonstrations – 2:00 to 4:00pm

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.

There are Better Ways to Prune Your Bushes

There are Better Ways to Prune Your Bushes

Spring is a good time to prune most of the trees, shrubs, and evergreens in your yard. Unfortunately for many homeowners AND landscapers this means getting out the power shears and whacking back the bushes into balls and boxes. While the resulting “Green Meatballs”...

Japanese Culture

One of the garden's volunteers felt this video shows a bit of the type of Japan he was exposed to during visits on and off over 50 years. The subject is well presented.

LOTS OF EXCITING WORKSHOPS AND FREE CLASSES

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

Donate

Blank Note Cards

Set of 6 of $10, or purchase one for $2.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Since the Garden’s reopening in 2011, volunteers have contributed over 17,000 hours pruning, sweeping pavers, planting, replanting, building — you name it and the volunteers have done.

Volunteer

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