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Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Arizona

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 134 people are interested

This is your chance to garden like a Pro - a Japanese Gardening Pro! Come help us maintain the beautiful Japanese Garden in Downtown Phoenix.
We accept volunteers from 7 am - 10 am most Saturdays.
The gardening volunteer tasks will range from light (raking, weeding, picking trash up) to medium (pruning shrubs along the perimeter, thinning bamboo, edging honeysuckle) to heavy/arduous (planting, digging, cutting out dead stumps, turning compost, wheelbarrowing) and more. We strive to match the person with their comfort level.

Here are the instructions:

1. Please wear closed-toed shoes for safety and for the ants, if any.

2. Please bring your own sunscreen.

3. We have a water fountain but it is always a good idea to keep a bottle of water nearby.

4. Please consider wearing a hat as it can still get hot during the day.

Please fill out our application and waiver at our website: www.japanesefriendshipgarden.com/volunteer
No one under 12 years of age, please. Children 12 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult during volunteer activities.

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About Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Arizona


1125 N. 3 Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Japanese Friendship Garden is to maintain a beautiful, serene Japanese garden in the heart of Phoenix and provide educational and artistic programs and events to deepen our relationships and celebrate the rich history and culture of Japan.


The Japanese Friendship Garden - also known as RoHoEn - is an authentic 3 1/2 acre Japanese Stroll Garden with a tea garden and tea house. This tranquil and beautiful setting features 1,500 tons of hand-picked rock, stone footbridges, lanterns and more than 50 varieties of plants. Flowing streams, a 12-foot waterfall and a Koi pond with over 300 colorful Koi fish refresh the senses. The Garden is the product and shared cultural vision of the Sister Cities of Phoenix and Himeji, Japan.

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1125 N. 3rd Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85003



  • Environmental Education
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Japanese
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6:30am-9:30am Saturdays
  • Ability to use a rake and a hoe to clean and weed. All other skills can be taught on site and tools will be provided!

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