Lecture Series

Anderson Japanese Gardens’ Lecture Series features culturally significant topics presented by nationally renowned thought leaders.  Most presentations are interactive and provide the audience a deeper appreciation for the cultural arts and concepts to improve their own horticultural pursuits.

All Lectures Start at 7:00 PM in the Visitor Center

FREE for Garden Members | $5 for Non-Members

Registration Requested | Walk-Ins Welcome

2017 Lectures


March 16– The Creation and Preservation of Missouri Botanical’s Japanese Garden

April 20Japanese Culture, Arts & Lifestyles

May 18The World’s Fair, Phoenix Pavilion & The Art Institute of Chicago

June 15Stepping into the Gardens of Japan

July 20Portland Japanese Garden: The Journey Continues

August 17Shinto: Seeking the Divine in Nature

September 21Chabana & Zen Aesthetics 

October 19Aikido: The Art of Peace

November 16Anderson Japanese Gardens in 2017: A Year in Review