The Seattle Chinese Garden is like a beautiful Chinese landscape painting come to life–with classical Chinese architecture surrounded by water features, stone and plants. It is the perfect setting in which to learn about and celebrate the best of traditional Chinese culture—music, painting, dance, calligraphy, tea, and the annual cycle of festivals celebrating the seasons, peonies, kites, tea, and so much more.

Help support the Garden and our cultural and educational activities by donating during our first-ever online gala.

Thank you to all who have donated. To those who haven’t yet donated, you still can help us to reach our goal, just click the donate button below.


Join the fun!

1. Watch the many entertaining videos we made celebrating the Garden and Chinese culture.

2. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for cool facts, photos, and videos about the garden, as well as updates on the fundraiser.



3. Learn more about the Seattle Chinese Garden and why you should donate to help us reach our goal.

4. Watch our Zoom event!

Seattle Chinese Garden: Past, Present, and Future

Originally aired live on Thursday, August 27

Watch our conversation about the importance of Seattle’s relationship with China, how our Chinese Garden came to be, its unique role in our community, and its future—moderated by Paige Miller, former Commissioner of the Port of Seattle, with:

Jim Dawson, founding president of the Chinese Garden
Mic Dinsmore, former CEO, Port of Seattle
Dennis Eng, Board President of the Chinese Garden
Jerry Lee, Board Chairman Mulvaney G2 Architecture
Bill Stafford, former Deputy Mayor of the City of Seattle
Evelyn Yenson, former Advancement Director, the Seattle Colleges

Watch Now

Today’s Featured Video

Paige and Phil explain the incredible value that the Seattle Chinese Garden has for our community and encourage you to donate at any level you can.

Thank you to the Seattle Colleges and SCCTV for producing several of our videos and for hosting our live Zoom conversation.

More Gala Week Videos

About the Seattle Chinese Garden

The Seattle Chinese Garden is a classical Chinese garden on the campus of South Seattle College, high on the ridge above Delridge Way in West Seattle. It is the only Chinese garden outside China that is built in the unique Sichuan style of Seattle’s sister city, Chongqing.

The Chinese garden began as a powerful scholar-official’s estate comprising beautiful gardens and landscaping in a lovely setting surrounding buildings that contain the best of Chinese culture–architecture, paintings, classical writings, furniture, and other arts. It’s a place for all to gather for the annual cycle of festivals, and for tea, music, dance performances, and other celebrations and you have a Chinese garden.

The garden is a magical place, both tranquil and full of life, timeless and everchanging with the seasons. And, it is a place for all generations, from the elders quietly doing their tai chi exercise in the courtyard to the kids climbing on our bronze carp or flying their elaborate kites during the annual Kite Festival. Indeed, the Garden is a great place for families to teach kids about Chinese culture.

Thank you so much for choosing to donate. Here are your options for how to make a donation: 

  1. Donate online using your credit/debit card, or by entering your bank details. Click here to complete our online donation form. 
  2. Send a check made out to Seattle Chinese Garden to the following address:

Seattle Chinese Garden
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Donations provided during our Gala week support the care and maintenance of the classical buildings, art, and plants of the Seattle Chinese Garden and allow us to continue to provide a rich program of cultural arts and education activities for the community at the Garden when we reopen—and virtually on the web while we are closed.

Thank You

Thank you to our Bamboo Circle Celebration sponsor Filament Advisors.

Office and Mailing Address
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106




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