Starting of training center in North America – Niwaki and Japanese gardens

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That comes ! The Academy of Japanese pruning and creation of Japanese gardens “Sublime SUKIYA” exports itself ! So first time Courses niwaki and japanese gardens - training center in north america - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.comabroad, and to start in QUEBEC for the East of North America.

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After flying over the magnificent St. Laurent Bay and its many islands, landing in Montreal, I discovered “for real” a beautiful space in the countryside and newly acquired, with a natural pond, a small deciduous forest, magnificent mature trees and many other things, with tremendous potential for the creation of various Japanese gardens and the culture of niwaki …

Courses niwaki and japanese gardens - training center in north america - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

Courses niwaki and japanese gardens - training center in north america - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

Courses niwaki and japanese gardens - training center in north america - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

Courses niwaki and japanese gardens - training center in north america - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

… in the bucolic environment of the pretty little town of Mont St Grégoire.

Courses niwaki and japanese gardens - training center in north america - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

Courses niwaki and japanese gardens - training center in north america - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

Courses niwaki and japanese gardens - training center in north america - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

Courses niwaki and japanese gardens - training center in north america - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

After the last preparations before the arrival of the trainees, we went to fetch the trees reserved at the nursery. A dreamy place … with platforms filled with beautiful subjects to endless!

Courses niwaki and japanese gardens - training center in north america - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

This session 2017 began with the course “Basics of Japanese pruning”…

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… to continue with that of “Pines – sinuous trunk” …

Courses niwaki and japanese gardens - training center in north america - Frederique Dumas www.japanese-garden-institute.com www.frederique-dumas.com

… and the opportunity to work on a first subject already in place for several years in the garden, a red pine of North America(pinus resinosa) …

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… and another very tall pine positioned at the edge of the pond, whose development led us to the creation of a “literaty pine” style.

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I would like to thank Nicole (coming from the USA), Robert, Hugo and Benoît for their warm welcome and/or their participation in the courses, as well as their confidence …

Without forget Baya, our pretty, tender and so affectionate mascot…

2 Comments

  1. Thank you for a wonderful week, Frédérique! It was a pleasure to learn from you; a kind and patient teacher. Your depth of knowledge and passion for Japanese gardens is very evident. I’ve applied some of the finer points we discussed to make some beautiful changes to clients’ trees already! I look forward to seeing you on your next trip to North America!

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