SHINZEN FRIENDSHIP GARDEN

Events happening at Shinzen Garden!

pruning 101:japanese black pines

In this 2-hour workshop, instructor Steve DaSilva will provide instruction and training on how to properly prune a Japanese Black Pine. Our expert will show you all the whys and how’s about candling and needling to maintain aesthetics and keep your pines a manageable size.

music in the garden ike tecson trio

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a musical journey with the Ike Tecson Trio!

A neo-soul and Jazz aficionado, Ike Tecson spent the early part of his post-graduate years at the University of Hawaii touring Japan and performing at popular music venues such as the Sapporo Jazz Festival, Birdland, and the Yokohama Music Festival. He’s opened for Bon Jovi and the Black Eyed Peas while backing up rock guitarist Mike Corrado.

Garden Hours:

OPEN: Wed – Sun: 10am – 7pm
CLOSED: Mon – Tue

Garden Admission*

Under 4yrs: Free

4-14yrs: $1/ea.

15yrs-Adult: $5/ea.

Seniors 62+: $1/ea.

Students: $1/ea.

Family: $7 (2-5 people)

*Woodward Park entry/car/parking: $5; $3 for Seniors; $7 during National Holidays. Credit Cards are accepted.

Please note that Woodward Park has implemented a new parking fee payment system. Parking KIOSKs are located throughout the Woodward Park and Shinzen Garden parking lot.

Learn more HERE

Clark Bonsai Hours

Open Wed-Fri, 10am-1pm & weekends/holidays, 10am-4pm*.

*The bonsai collection is accessible when a docent is present. Please check the exhibit hours at the Shinzen Garden’s main entry gatehouse. Closed during rain, unhealthy air quality, temperatures over 95 degrees, and when docents are unavailable.

origami workshop at shinzen garden

Fold-Tastic Fun!

This workshop will guide participants ages 10+ on how to fold unique origami designs. Participants will enjoy live demos, learn origami basics and folding techniques to craft contemporary origami designs.

origami workshop #2 at shinzen garden

Fold-Tastic Fun on June 26, 2024!

This workshop will guide participants ages 10+ on how to fold unique origami designs. Participants will enjoy live demos, learn origami basics and folding techniques to craft contemporary origami designs.

ripe for the pickin american blue grass shinzen music in the garden<br />

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a musical journey with the American Bluegrass Band, Ripe for the Pickin’

Formed in 2018, the members of Ripe for the Pickin’ work hard to recreate the original energy and high-lonesome sound of Bluegrass music. They are also know for there fresh mix of more modern classics from musicians like the Grateful Dead, The Eagles and more.

toro nagashi august 17 at shinzen friendship garden

In the spirit of the Japanese ceremony Tōrō Nagashi, please join Shinzen Friendship Garden for our 39th annual floating lantern celebration on Saturday, August 17, 2024

Traditionally, this Japanese ceremony honors the memory of loved ones. During the festival of Obon, it is believed that ancestors come back to spend time with the living. On the final evening of the festival, paper lanterns are set afloat to accompany the spirits as they depart for another year.

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