Next Friends of the Japanese Garden information session to be held Wednesday

The Muscatine Art Center is forming a new group, Friends of the Japanese Garden, to help care for the historic garden. Experienced gardeners, amateur gardeners, and all who enjoy working outdoors are invited to tour the garden, learn about plans for Friends of the Japanese Garden, connect with Muscatine Art Center staff, and meet others interested in assisting on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at noon.

The informational session will allow you to get reacquainted with the garden since the completion of the rehabilitation and find out how the seasonal needs of the garden will be managed. Planning sessions will be held in March 2024. For those who are interested but unable to attend one of the sessions in November, please email Melanie Alexander at or call 563-263-8282.