Shinzen Friendship Garden

  • Address: 114 W Audubon Drive, Fresno, CA 93720
  • Phone: (559) 226-8034


Many visitors to the Fresno area are astonished to find a Japanese garden in this very dry, hot valley. The Climate of Japan is similar to the Eastern United States. The plants used in this garden do best in moist, fertile soil with rain and snow. None of these attributes are like Fresno. It was a true leap of imagination to conceive of a Japanese-style garden in Fresno. Their Board of Directors and Advisory Board are committed to furthering the progress of their Shinzen Garden. Yet it is the concern and responsibility of every citizen of Fresno to preserve and protect the Garden for future generations.