Join us to see and learn more about how Asian cultures use a variety of plants from the region that are featured in our global collection. We will also have Asian cuisine from the Tu-Go Kitchen food truck and Popston popsicles available for purchase.
Download the Asia Regional Guide – with Garden map, schedule of events, and plant facts.
*Please note, demonstrations and performances are included in cost of general admission; schedule and demonstrations are subject to change.
Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Continuous Demonstrations)
Audrey Charlton, of the Houston Chapter of Ikebana International, will demonstrate the Japanese Ikebana style for flower arranging, which uses materials traditionally found in homes and personal gardens to connect people with nature, tranquility, and beauty.
American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Continuous Demonstrations)
Students of Traditional Chinese Medicine will explain the connection between herbs and our immune systems, and how plants in the garden relate to oriental medicine.
Tibetan Buddhist Breath & Meditation
10 a.m. (Guided Meditation)
Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., the Huffington Foundation Endowed Director of The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute, will lead a 20-minute Tibetan meditation in the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden.
Dance of Asian America
1 p.m. (Performance)
Dance of Asian America and its DAA Dance Academy will perform dances – especially those with connections to plants and animals – from various cultures and traditions of China and surrounding countries.
Learn from home as well by viewing the our virtual lecture at any time throughout the weekend:
Farm-to-Freedom: Vietnamese Americans and Their Home Gardens
Author and Dallas College history professor Roy Vũ, Ph.D., will discuss how Vietnamese American home gardeners in Texas nurture and nourish a wide array of fruit trees, herbs, and vegetables in their front and backyards to remind them of who they are and where they come from. He will also explain how food gardens and micro-farms cultivated in Vietnamese “village” communities do much more than just provide produce.
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