Monthly Archives: May 2024

Interview of Hoichi Kurisu—Renowned Japanese Garden Designer

Japanese garden architect Hoichi Kurisu has designed and overseen the construction of some of the most notable and top Japanese gardens in the U.S. and elsewhere including the world famous Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon, the Anderson Garden in Illinois, the Frederik Meijer Japanese Garden in Michigan and many others too numerous to mention. In Nathan’s interview of Mr. Kurisu, he discusses what makes Japanese gardens unique and why people are so attracted to them the world over.

Butchart Japanese Garden Tour By a Japanese Style Pruning Expert

The world famous Butchart Gardens of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada contain the second oldest Japanese Gardens in North America and were constructed in 1906. To say they are spectacular is a gross understatement! In this video, a Nathan Lawrence, a professional arborist and expert Japanese style aesthetic pruner, takes you on a tour with commentary of this world class garden. Enjoy!