Shofuso (JASGP) is sad to say goodbye to Head Gardener Francheska Snyder, who starts a new position as Gardener at the Portland Japanese Garden on June 1. Under Francheska’s leadership and vision, Shofuso’s garden has begun to live up to its historic and aesthetic significance. She propelled us to think more ambitiously about what the garden should be, drove the planning process, and worked hard to gain additional knowledge and skills to get us started and move the garden forward. Staff, visitors, and the koi will miss her expert oversight and commitment to excellence. We know she will accomplish great things as she moves on to the very lucky Portland Japanese Garden.