This October, Portland Japanese Garden’s International Japanese Garden Training Center offers a new educational opportunity for design professionals: Professional Intensive Courses. Aimed at meeting professional learning needs, these 2-3 day courses are taught by Garden staff and focus on a single topic. The first course, taking place October 23 – 25, is: “With an Eye Towards Nature: A Japanese Garden Design Intensive.” This three-day course provides 25 hours of theoretical and hands-on training in the Japanese approach to designing with nature and its modern use and application. The course is eligible for professional development credits or continuing education units from various professional societies.

Application deadline is Sept. 12. For more information or to apply: