Yuko-en on the Elkhorn is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Founded in partnership with Georgetown’s Sister City, Tahara, Japan, its mission is to enhance community, international friendship, the appreciation for nature, and the promotion of life long learning in the areas of the arts, culture, the environment and international relations and commerce.
This garden became the Official Kentucky Japan Friendship Garden by proclamation by the Legistature of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The logo with the Japanese ideograph for friendship and a bridge represents our sister city relationship with Tahara and our mission.
Yuko-en was overseen by a committee of volunteer Trustees under The Scott County Education and Community Foundation.
To honor, and in memory of Jeff Singer, one of the original Yuko-en Trustees, this video demonstrates his passion for the Yuko-en.
Visitors from Tahara City with Mayor Yamashita,
Mayor Prather of Georgetown, and Kelly McEuen
May 15, 2019
Mayor Yamashita with visitors
from Tahara City at Yuko-en.