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Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Arizona

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

The primary role of Gardening Volunteers is to maintain the beauty of RoHoEn. Japanese Gardens are unique and require special care. Most of our gardening volunteers start with little experience. Gardening Volunteers learn and apply techniques of traditional Japanese Gardeners.

Volunteers will perform basic garden care such as managing weed control and leaf raking. As you train under our Niwashi (Garden Curator), you may be asked to work on more advanced projects such as building bamboo fences, planting and nurturing new trees, flowers, and various plants, working with various gardening tools such as electric trimmers and other traditional Japanese hand tools.

Volunteer Gardening begins most Saturdays from 7:30 am and will continue till 9:30 am.

Here are the instructions:

1. Please wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

2. Please wear a mask and keep socially distanced from others during your service.

3. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

4. We provide gloves and tools. You may bring your own gloves

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
  • 7:30am-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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