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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:

Latest edition: Winter 2023/24

Articles in this edition include:

Parc Oriental de Maulévrier, France

A Cherry Season in Japan – the travel journal of Collingwood Ingram (Part 5)

Geology and the Japanese Garden:What makes a rock beautiful?

The names for the Five Basic Stones– a 19th century treatise 

Upcoming Japanese Garden Society Events

JGS Blog posts

Planting 2

In the last post I described how difficult it is to grow some of the traditional plants of a  Japanese garden in my garden – especially Acer Japonicum which  dislikes

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Planting 2022

I start to plant a garden. The summer of 2022 was not the best of times for planting. In June the moor was beleaguered by a cold desiccating east wind

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Constructing the walls

To be true to the location walls should be drystone. The Yorkshire Dales National Park alone has 8000Km of drystone wall. Road and field boundaries across the north of England

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