Discover another dimension of the Garden’s beauty in the glow of lantern light and moonlight. Led by photography educator Ray Pfortner, this popular workshop will focus on how to get great photos in low light, including the techniques for painting with light, zooming for creative images, and for capturing full a moon “star burst.” Open to photographers of any experience level with any kind of digital camera. Evening sessions are on September 6 (full moon), September 9, and September 13 for classroom review of your best photos.
Register online. Create a login and insert the fee in the box for photography workshop. To qualify for he SCG member rate, you can join as a $25 individual member and note that fee in “Membership Donation.” On the lower line that says “Donation Frequency” select “One Time.”
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A beautiful, breezy day drew close to 400 people to the Garden’s fifth annual Kite Festival. Along with dragons, butterflies, and rainbow kites, the first ever octopus drew a lot of attention. It was one of the highest flying kites too. Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy students led by Dr. Mei-Hui Lu drew an appreciative audience for demonstrations of martial arts styles including pole, sword, taijichuan, and others. Thank you to The Boeing Company for its sponsorship and to Boeing volunteers who helped with event planning and during the festival.
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Our fifth annual Peony and Bamboo Festival drew an estimated 1,400 people over the weekend. All enjoyed wonderful cultural performances, starting with the lion dance in the courtyard and parade around the Garden, led by Sifu David Leong of Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness. The gorgeous peonies were photo magnets, and many first-time visitors also explored the bamboo groves and the big field. Watch for more photos and details in email updates and on Facebook. Thank you to everyone who attended the festival, and those who helped make it a great success, including our hard-working staff and volunteers. We especially thank our festival cosponsors — American Peony Art and Culture Association, American Bamboo Society Northwest Chapter — and our collaborators, the Confucius Institute of Washington and the Pacific Science Center.
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Other events and cultural/educational programs will be added to the calendar as the year progresses. If you are not yet on the event alert email list, send your name and email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Garden lovers will appreciate this passport to 24 public gardens in the Northwest (15 in the Puget Sound region). Each garden offers a benefit such as a discount on admissions, a gift shop or nursery purchase, or a special program. The passport provides contact information (including website) and a map ID.
The passport will inspire visits to explore some of the most beautiful gardens in Washington and Oregon – the well known and many hidden gems – such as Bellevue Botanical Garden, The Bloedel Reserve, The Chase Garden (Orting), Yakima Area Arboretum, and in Oregon – Leach Botanical Garden and The Rogerson Clematis Garden. The Seattle Chinese Garden is among the 24 as a member of the Garden Conservancy Northwest Network.
Special price of$12per passport (a $3 discount; tax included)
Mail a check (payable to Seattle Chinese Garden) to the address at bottom of this newsletter, or call the office at 206.934.5219 between noon and 5 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Passports are good gifts for any occasion, and will be available for purchase through early spring, or until the limited supply runs out.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Seattle Chinese Garden through your Amazon purchases, at no cost to you. The AS Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases. You can use your existing Amazon account. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), select the Seattle Chinese Garden as your charitable organization. Make every purchase count for more. Many Garden friends smiling on us will cheer us year round.
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Seattle Chinese Garden grounds: Open daily from dawn to dusk
Garden Office Hours in 2017 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 11 am to 5 pm