Japanese Gardens

Do you love them too?

The Japanese garden society welcomes anyone who loves Japanese gardens and wants to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with like minded others.

Join the Japanese garden society

Receive four splendidly illustrated issues of our journal, “Shakkei” each year, straight to your doorstep.

Access to our ‘Members only’  area of the website where you can read past articles from Shakkei, recommended and society made videos and useful resources such as Japanese garden designers. 

Regular and informative newsletters by email with invitations to specialist lectures and workshops.

Members only, organised visits to private Japanese gardens in all of our five regions where you can share your love of Japanese gardens with others for inspiration and advice including making your own Japanese style garden.

To support our charity

New for our members:

Shakkei journal cover showing Japanese garden with large pond and trees

Latest edition: Summer 2024

Articles in this edition include:

An interview with Landscape Designer Enzo (Satoru Tabata).

Adapting Japanese Gardens for the Future:

Adapting to Change: Enhancing Urban Green Spaces
Resilience to Climate Shifts through Strategic Tree Planting and Ecosystem Modelling.
The Adaptation of What? Japanese Gardens and the West.

Visitor safety in Japanese gardens.

Upcoming Japanese Garden Society Events

JGS Blog posts

A view showing beautiful moorland from the shelter

A Japanese shelter

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Planting 2

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Planting 2022

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