By Sue Hughes

One form of revenue for the Gresham Japanese Garden is renting out Tsuru Island. Most of our rentals are for graduation photos, weddings, or a celebration of life. Well, this one had me. A gentleman, Andrew, rented Tsuru Island for four hours for a movie video.

With every rental, the recipient gets a volunteer to stay onsite to monitor the entrance, and for any other incidentals. For this rental, we broke it up into two shifts. I had the first shift, and decided to prune a rhododendron with a good view of the Island. When you watch the video, you can only imagine what I was thinking, or maybe not because I really didn’t know what to think.

Enjoy and thanks Andrew for the experience.