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April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

| $75.00

NWLACC is honored to welcome back revered Japanese Master Gardener Masa Mizuno for a

three-hour pruning workshop at a private residence on Whidbey Island. The event includes

a demonstration and Q&A, followed by a tour of the gardens. A sushi lunch and performance

of Japanese music will complete the afternoon. This is a great opportunity to view an

outstanding private garden and residence, and to meet and speak with one of the living

masters of Japanese gardening in the company of other avid gardeners. Learn to recognize

the inherent shape within the structure of a tree or shrub, to understand the balance of

positive and negative space, and to encourage health and form through pruning. Mr. Mizuno

plans to demonstrate the pruning of a specimen pine, showing candling techniques, as well

as a Japanese maple, and specimen prunus. He will be assisted by his apprentice, Samuel


Masa Mizuno came to the United States from Nagoya in 2000, and has been the landscape

director of the Portland Japanese Garden for over a decade. As the president of his own 30-

year-old design firm, he has installed public and private Japanese gardens around the world,

including several on Whidbey Island.


Space in the workshop is limited; advance reservations are strongly recommended, as the

event typically sells out fast. The cost for the workshop and luncheon is $75 per person, the

balance of which will benefit NWLACC’s summer camp scholarship program. NWLACC is

committed to providing its summer camps and language classes to all children regardless of

ability to pay, and attendance at events such as these helps make this commitment possible.

Overnight accommodations are available in the Cultural Center’s Guesthouse, at 5023

Langley Rd. Langley, WA. 98260.



April 30, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Northwest Language and Cultural Center
1804 Scott Road, Suite 104
Freeland, WA 98249 United States
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