Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener Jane Irvin on a virtual tour of Japanese gardens. Jane holds a BS in elementary education from St Joseph’s and a degree in Garden Design from Temple. A member of both the Norristown Garden Club and the Old York Road Garden Club, she has been a Penn State Master Gardener for over 20 years. Irvin is a member of the herb committee for the Pennypack Farm CSA. Over the past 30 years, she has presented for the Philadelphia Flower Show, Cornell University Gardens, Morris Arboretum, various herb fairs, as well as many school and club presentations.
She reflects, “My daughter lives in Argentina near Buenos Aires. She has lived there for 20 years. I have been to visit her numerous times and love to go into the city to walk around. One of my favorite places to visit while in the center of the city is the Japanese Garden. It was amazing to me to find such a gem of a garden in the heart of the city. Not only is it a garden but it is also a cultural center for the large Japanese community in Buenos Aires.”
Japanese gardens avoid the extravagance garden designs, and consist mostly of evergreens, rocks, pebbles, sand, ponds and waterfalls. Any architecture found in the garden tends to be minimalist, with the focus primarily on natural landscape rather than elaborate and ornate designs. Early origins of agriculture, the active production of useful plants or animals in ecosystems that have been created by people. Join us as we explore the Japanese gardens in Buenos Aires led by Jane Irvin.
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