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July 21, 2024

Photo gallery: Ashland Japanese Garden anniversary celebration

Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission (APRC) and Southern Oregon Japanese Association (SOJA) hosted a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the renovated Ashland Japanese Garden Sunday. Ashland.news photo by Bob Palermini
October 23, 2023

Fall foliage provides colorful backdrop one year after renovated garden’s reopening

Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission (APRC) and the Southern Oregon Japanese Association (SOJA) hosted a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the renovated Ashland Japanese Garden on Sunday in Lithia Park.

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Fall colors are in abundance at the garden as leaves turn colors and fall. Ashland.news photo by Bob Palermini
Diane Garcia (right) talked to garden visitors about the Buttler-Perozzi Fountain fundraising campaign. The group has raised almost $600,000 of the $800,000 goal for the project. Ashland.news photo by Bob Palermini
The maples in the garden are typically referred to as Japanese maples but, according to a docent, some are native to Korea and China. Ashland.news photo by Bob Palermini
Beth Reninger, manager at Dobra Tea in Ashland, describes the varieties of Japanese teas they were serving at the garden’s anniversary celebration. Ashland.news photo by Bob Palermini
According to docents, the koi are among the most popular attractions at the Japanese Garden. Ashland.news photo by Bob Palermini
Visitors enjoyed a Sunday afternoon stroll through the colorful Japanese Garden. Ashland.news photo by Bob Palermini
SOJA, the Southern Oregon Japanese Association, provided an opportunity for garden visitors to learn origami. Shadow Halpert, 10 (right), already an accomplished origami artist, taught the SOJA volunteers how to fold a flower as Hayden Gillingham, 8 (blue shirt), who was making his second origami piece, looks on. Ashland.news photo by Bob Palermini
Visitors of all ages stopped to view bonsai trees grown by local artists. Bonsai is the art of tending miniaturized, container-grown trees following traditional Japanese principles. Ashland.news photo by Bob Palermini
The Ashland Japanese Garden is almost fully decked out in fall colors. The garden has about 25 volunteer docents who enjoy answering visitor questions and spending time in the garden. Ashland.news photo by Bob Palermini
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