Rocks, Stones, and Boulders: Inspiration from Chinese and Japanese Gardens

    As you prepare for gardening season, you might wonder how Chinese and Japanese gardens use the "fruit of the earth"—rocks, stones, and boulders, in creating the mulit-faceted symbolism of nature and poetry alike.
    To help get you started, Sue Bagge, master landscape and floral designer, will present "Rocks, Stones, and Boulders: Inspiration from Chinese and Japanese Gardens," Thursday, April 7th, 2011, 3–4 p.m. at Sun Gallery. Her lecture will feature slides that show public Chinese gardens in Portland, famous gardens of Japan and the Thai garden in Madison, and how she has used stones and boulders in local gardens.
    Sue is owner of Sungro, Inc, and is a landscape horticulturist  with a strong interest in Asian design. Having studied in Japan, she enjoys the challenge of working with stones and boulders to form the backbone so needed in northern gardens that are green just five to six months of the year.
    Enjoy Chinese refreshments and take advantage of our sale on Scholar Rocks and Garden Stones!  Then, stay for Northrup-King Building's First Thursday events, when artist studios and galleries are open to visitors, 5–9 p.m.
    We are located in the Northrup-King Building in Suite 451. The building is located at 1500 Jackson Street NE, in the heart of the arts district. Open every Saturday, 12–4 p.m., and the first Thursday of every month, 5–9 p.m., or by appointment. Call us at 612-822-6388.