Scheduled program dates are as follows: Jan. 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16 in 2019
Program fees: $125 JFG Members/$135 Non-Members

What is a Japanese Garden? What will it mean to me?
Why does the garden look the way it does?
How do Japanese gardens support wellness?

Learn how entering the garden as a guest for seasonal viewing and traditional garden insights can support the quality of your experience in a Japanese garden and impact the meaning in your daily life style to support your well-being. Participate in our Path to Wellness Program!

The Path to Wellness Program is designed to promote a healthier lifestyle both mentally and physically using the philosophy of a Japanese garden. In this program, JFG becomes a classroom: a living, teaching environment to develop greater self-awareness and facilitate reflection. Through a series of visits, participants immerse themselves in the peace and serenity of a Japanese garden.

Led by Donna Kobayashi, founder of Shin ka in 2001. Shin ka was created to promote the Japanese garden as a learning environment. Encouraged by her teachers and family, Donna began to design programs that would integrate traditional teachings and how the Japanese garden, through its design and cultural content, could support well-being and address western lifestyle issues. Shin ka has provided an organizational vehicle for moving forward in providing programs and information on Japanese gardens, traditional teachings and well-being.