What we do

Visits to gardens, both public and private, are arranged for members and guests. Visits to members’ gardens are also arranged. These visits are very popular and help members to gain ideas for their own gardens. We also visit gardens in Japan on exclusive Society-run study tours and occasionally gardens in other European countries.

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At its heart the Japanese garden remains an attempt by humans to encapsulate the spirit of Nature, recognising the cycle of seasonal changes and the transience of life. The original conception of the garden was to create an idyllic environment that would tempt the deities down from heaven to dwell in proximity to human beings.

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We welcome new members to join the JGS with regional centres for events near you.

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about the design construction and maintenance of
Japanese gardens


gardens in the UK and in Japan


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