Our Future: The Cultural Crossing Expansion
We’re excited to offer a one-of-a-kind experience to the people of Portland, its visitors, and our friends around the world. The original garden will remain untouched; our goal is to add to the existing grounds in a way that enhances visitors’ enjoyment.
At the heart of these plans is to share knowledge of the Japanese arts: not just “how,” but “why.” Garden arts are intrinsically linked to Japanese culture, which informs how one approaches the garden. Our goal will be to focus on the cultural arts to demonstrate essential elements of design and provide the cultural context for a deep understanding of Japanese gardens.
Cultural Crossing will help us create more programs that bridge our two cultures and offer a deeply personal encounter with Japan through the garden itself.