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The upcoming events, presented by the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City, will be listed on this page. Check back often.

Thursday August 23 at 6:30-8pm. “The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Japanese Gardens”
Join local gardener Bryan Boccard at “Gardeners Gathering” on a journey through the myth, history, philosophy, and aesthetics of the Japanese garden identity. Bryan will compare and contrast Japanese and western gardens and discuss Japan’s unique connection to nature through Shinto with its reverence and gratitude to the land, to nature, and to the life that these natural elements give human beings. Bryan is now cultivating beauty at Powell Gardens. Prior to moving to Kansas City, hespent four years at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. As a ‘Great Gardens of the World Triad Fellow’, Bryan lived in Japan for four months while working at several Japanese gardens. His first-hand experience brings a unique perspective to a garden style so popular, yet not fully understood by many westerners. Maybe you will find some ideas to carry over to your own garden.
Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City is hosting this program at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, KC MO. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Door Prizes. For further information call 816-523-5526 or e-mail


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