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Seasonal Stroll with the Chief Curator

Sadafumi (Sada) Uchiyama, Chief Curator of Portland Japanese Garden and Director of the International Japanese Garden Training Center. Photo by Nina Johnson.

Come stroll Portland Japanese Garden with our Chief Curator, Sadafumi (Sada) Uchiyama. Uchiyama is a fourth-generation Japanese gardener and landscape architect whose been at the Garden for more than 15 years, playing a key role in the construction of the Cultural Village and Entry Garden, and the establishment of Japan Institute and it’s International Japanese Garden Training Center.

Focusing on the seasonal nuances, cultural significance, sensory experience, and nature’s relationship to daily life, this unique tour offers an opportunity for members to interact with Uchiyama and dive into his vast wealth of knowledge that extends beyond the 12 acres of Portland Japanese Garden.


  • This tour is free and for Portland Japanese Garden Members only
  • Limited capacity: 20 participants per tour (first-come, first-served, waitlist available)
  • The next tour is planned November 2023