A Meeting Center

Resource Center

This building is the Gresham Japanese Garden’s home base—where we come together every Saturday to work in the gardens. We conduct our workshops, cultural events, weddings, etc. in this building too.

GJG is in a capital campaign to transform the building to Japanese-inspired architecture. The community has answered our call by buying items from our online auction, attending a fun in-person event, and buying raffle tickets! Some have just sent in checks donating to our cause. It’s our goal to create the Gresham Japanese Garden as a cultural destination. If you’re in a position to donate to GJG, we’d sure appreciate the support. Donate here.


Key business partners

The building will be completed by September, just in time to host the North America Japanese Garden Association.

Usage of Resource Center

An oasis midst the “Barn” and Springwater Trail in the back of Main City Park.

The 1250 sq. ft newly remodeled Resource Center surrounded by Ebetsu Plaza and Springwater Trail objective is to offer an affordable community meeting space and classroom. The space is perfect for special events, educational classes, wedding receptions, business meetings, and more!


  • 10 – 6′ tables
  • 20+ chairs
  • High-end bluetooth-enabled projector with remote controlled large roll-down projector screen
  • Smart TV
  • ADA accessible
  • ADA restroom on premise
  • Kitchenette
  • Japanese artifacts
  • Air-conditioned
  • Security system
Gresham japanese garden resource center
Gresham japanese garden resource center

Fall of 2020

The Resource Center is uniquely setup for social-distance learning. Tables can be moved in many configurations. Access to this standalone building is a controlled environment.

The building offers natural lighting surrounded by a greenhouse, Ebetsu Plaza, and let’s not forget Gresham Japanese Garden.

For additional learning options, the greenhouse can be an optional learning environment.

Rental Agreement

The Friends of Gresham Japanese Garden is committed to offering affordable options to the citizens, non-profits, and businesses. The Resource Center is a great place for community meetings, small events or a study space for students.

  • Businesses / Citizens: $15/hr.*
  • Non Profits: Usage of the Resource Center is at no costs except if you are hosting a for-profit event. (In return we may ask for volunteer hours.)

*Clean up of the building is the responsibility of the renter.

The Friends of Gresham Japanese Garden is not liable for injuries occurred on premise.