Monthly Lecture Series

2019 Lecture Dates: April 18 | May 23 | June 20 | July 18 | August 15 | September 19 | October 17 | November 21

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


FREE for Premium Garden Members | $5 for Basic Members and Non-Members
Registration Requested | Walk-Ins Welcome


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.

2019 Lecturers

Thursday, October 17
Mushrooms of Illinois
Moira Hunter OKeefe
Wild Mushroom Expert
Michigan Dept of Agriculture and Rural Development
Thursday, November 21
Garden Year in Review
Tim Gruner, Head of Horticulture and Garden Curator
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Thursday, July 18
History, Art and Diplomacy in the Garden of the Phoenix, Chicago
Robert Karr, Jr.
Thursday, August 15
On The Nature of Things: The Path to the Garden
Douglas Dawson
Thursday, September 19
Tyler Ziegert, Horticulturalist
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Thursday, April 18
Steve Jensen
Japan: A Photo and Haiku Journey
Thursday, June 20
Restoration Projects with Long Lasting Results: How True Craftsmanship Can Survive Multiple Generations
Dávid Sipos (Ojai, CA)
Minka Woodworks Inc.
Thursday, May 23
Tatami Craftsmen from Japan