Monthly Lecture Series

Monthly Lecture Series

2018 Lecture Dates: May 17 | June 21 | July 19 | August 16 | September 20 | October 18 | November 15

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.

2018 Lecturers

May Lecture

Thursday, May 17

Sen no Rikyo: Japan’s Renaissance Man

David Mungenast (Milwaukee, WI)

Co-Chair, Anderson Gardens Tea Study Group

June Lecture

Thursday, June 21

Anderson Gardens, The Early Years

Michael Ellena (Portland, OR)

Owner, Ellena Gardens, Ltd

July Lecture

Thursday, July 19

Anderson Japanese Gardens: The Middle and Recent Years, 1991 – Present
Tim Gruner (Rockford, IL)
Garden Curator & Head of Horticulture, Anderson Japanese Gardens

August Lecture

Thursday, August 16

Around the World and Home Again on the Wings of Bats
Barbara Williams (Rockford, IL)
Natural Historian & Teacher

September Lecture

Thursday, September 20

Japanese Manga: The Intersection of Art and Literature
Jennifer Rea, Ph.D. (Rockford, IL)
Assistant Professor, Rockford University

October Lecture

Thursday, October 18

Bujinkan – A Japanese Martial Tradition
Shinan Jeff Patchin (Rockford, IL)

November Lecture

Thursday, November 15

2018 Garden Year in Review
Tim Gruner (Rockford, IL)
Garden Curator & Head of Horticulture, Anderson Japanese Gardens