Master Class In Garden Design

The Yakumo Garden is sponsoring a Master Class in Japanese Garden design, conducted by our landscape architect, Robin Tanner.  This will be is a hands-on exercise in tackling the challenge of Japanese garden design.  The emphasis of this workshop will be on the shaping and configuring of space along with the right placement of objects within the space.  The fee is $30 which will cover both workshop materials and sake.

The class will be held at the Garden Study Center in the Botanical Garden, which is just outside the Yakumo Nihon Teien.  The class is limited to 20 and pre-registration is required.  If you’re interested please contact Susan Copley of the Botanical Garden at 504.483.9473 or

For those of you who may not know, Robin Tanner has a Landscape Architect degree from Louisiana State University.  He studied Japanese gardens in Japan working with a garden maker.  He has spent decades in practicing Landscape Architecture and a lifelong student of Japanese gardens.  Robin designed and installed both the Japanese Garden and the Southern Shade Garden at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.