The Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden Podcast Project was a partnership between the Saint Paul - Nagasaki Sister City Committee (SPNSCC) and the Minnesota Historical Society. The podcasts served to document key individuals involved in the creation of the garden and SPNSCC’s commitment to the garden as a symbol of the friendship between the cities of Nagasaki, Japan and Saint Paul.
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Listen to the completed podcasts below!
SPNSCC members interviewed key individuals involved in the creation and maintenance of the The Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden, formerly known as the The Como Ordway Memorial Japanese Garden.
Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden
The garden is a living symbol of the peace and friendship that exists between Saint Paul and its sister city Nagasaki, Japan. A renowned landscape designer in Nagasaki, Masami Matsuda, created the garden according to time honored Japanese design principles in the Sansui mountain-and-water style, using plants and trees that are hardy in Minnesota. Infused with true Japanese design, the garden is meant to delight the senses. The design of the garden was a gift from the people of Nagasaki to the people of Saint Paul.
Date: May 2012 - July 2012
Partner(s): JoAnn Blatchley, Kaitlin Ostlie, and Kristen Mastel of the Saint Paul - Nagasaki Sister City Committee; Maren Levad, Minnesota Historical Society, Project Manager
Location: Saint Paul, MN