Observe a team of designers as they discuss, evaluate and finalize selections of specific trees, moss selection and placement, and tree pruning strategies for a new Moss and Maple Grove Garden. The team will comprise Japanese landscape designer Katsuhito Nakasone, Asiatic Arboretum curator Paul Jones, Portland Japanese Garden curator Sadafumi Uchiyama, stone mason Brooks Burleson and Masashi (Mike) Oshita, of Japanese Garden Service in Asheville. The design choices for boulder placement and pathway development will be defined before the workshop but discussed with participants. Over the course of the 5 hours, you will see the new garden design emerge in the arboretum and hear of garden preparation techniques and sourcing information. Brooks will demonstrate his technique for building the stone path. Participants will be encouraged to discuss alternative solutions. The workshop will conclude with completing the layout and finalizing of plans for installation. The workshop location will be indoors and out, adjusting with weather conditions. Fee includes all handouts, morning refreshments and lunch. Parking included. Pre-registration required. (919) 668-1707. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St. gardens.duke.edu.