Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Seattle Japanese Garden

I happened to be in Seattle over Mother's Day weekend and visited a few local gardens. 

The Seattle Japanese Garden is located in the Washington Park Arboretum and is open to the public for a small fee. For the garden's complete history, please check out this link.

This Japanese Garden is much different than its counterpart I visited earlier in the day (Kubota Garden).

Early May was the perfect time to go as the Rhododendrons, Azaleas and the Wisteria were in full bloom. A truly spectacular sight. 

I was too busy snapping pictures of the scenery to worry about what the plants were, but a detailed plant list is available at the garden's website.

Be sure to get some fish food for $1 at the Admissions Counter. It's fun to feed the fish and turtles.

Enjoy my stroll through this garden.

Acer palmatum 'Dissectum'


  1. How do you think it compares to Portland's?

  2. Both are beautiful for different reasons.

    Portland's Japanese Garden has 5 distinct garden styles, which I think makes it a more interesting and diverse garden to visit.