Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Through the Seasons

The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden in Lethbridge, AB ¬†exemplifies pride of place as a “Canadian garden in the Japanese style,” as originally envisioned by its creator Prof. Tadashi Kubo almost half a century ago. The expansive spirit of the surrounding Canadian prairies and the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rockies are both reflected in this merging of Canadian and Japanese culture. Despite the challenges of climate and environment, this garden carries its pride through the different seasons and times of day.

NAJGA board member and Alberta-based garden professional Cody Fong captures the garden in its different moods in the series of photos below. Learn how this garden represents the versatility of the Japanese garden aesthetic in a regional conference “The Adaptability of Japanese Gardens: Lessons Learned From the Canadian Prairies,” September 16 to 18 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Visit¬†http://najga.org/Alberta-2016 for more details and to register.

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Photos by Cody Fong

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2014 NAJGA Biennial Conference photos

Check out the link below for more photos from the 2014 NAJGA Conference held at the Chicago Botanic Garden from October 15 to 18, with pre-conference workshop and tours at the Garden of the Phoenix, Anderson  Japanese Garden and Rosecrance Garden.

2014 NAJGA Conference photos

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