November Lecture

November Lecture

Tim Gruner

Anderson Japanese Gardens Garden Curator and Head of Horticulture

Anderson Japanese Gardens in 2017: A Year in Review

Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 PM

FREE for Garden Members | $5 for Non-Members

Join Tim as he discusses the “insider’s view” of the Anderson Japanese Gardens.  Mr. Gruner will look back at the many factors that influenced the Garden over the last twelve months.  He will share the routine and not-so-routine, from winter to fall, weather patterns and special projects and their impact on the Garden.


Tim graduated from Kishwaukee College’s Horticulture program in 1987.  After graduation, he spent one year as a horticultural intern at Chicago Botanic Garden followed by a year as a grower for the All-American Selection trial at Kishwaukee College.  He began working at Anderson Japanese Gardens in 1989 and eventually worked his way up to Garden Curator.  He oversees all construction and horticulture activities within the Gardens.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Japanese Garden Association.