Great blue herons occasionally visit the Garden, primarily to cast an eye on the goldfish, the mission of this one in late afternoon on January 7. This brief video link shows him stalking up to the pond. Alas for the heron, no meal there as the fish were in hiding on this cold day. Garden manager Julian Leung took the courtyard image and video. Volunteer Trudi Fajans captured the heron in surveillance mode on a cornice of the Pine and Plum Pavilion. Volunteering in the garden sure has its rewards, as does coming often for a walk, even in the winter.
If you capture good images of birds or other critters while visiting, do share them with us. We want to compile an archive of wildlife in the Garden and post some of the best photos on the website and on our “coming soon” Facebook and Instagram sites. You may email photos to: email@example.com, along with your name, date you took the photo, and any comments of interest.
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5th Annual Peony and Bamboo Festival – April 8 & 9, 10 am to 4 pm
5th Annual Kite Festival– June 24, 2 to 6 pm
Summer Evening Gala in the Garden – July 22
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 $12 per 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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The Garden is open to dogs with their two-footed friends, even those lacking this pair’s perfect garden names. Note that Willow is on a leash. Please bring plastic baggies for you know what. Our big field is great for walking dogs, but also is enjoyed by children and many other visitors. Woof woof !
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Give a Gift That Endures… Honor a Family Member or Friend with a Garden Brick
Years from now, visitors to the garden will pass by this wall and be delighted to say, “Look, right there, those are my grandparents’ names – they helped build this garden.”
Community friends prepare to cut the ribbon at the May 20, 2012, dedication for the Friendship Wall. To see more photos from this event,download a one-page pdf file.
Give a truly memorable, personalized gift. If you purchase a brick for our donor wall (built in 2011) we will prepare a special, numbered certificate for you to give now. This is a great gift for someone who has everything.
Prices vary from $250 to $675 based on the size of the brick and number of lines included.
Bricks are made of green granite stone and have gold engraving.
Your gift helps to build the Garden and strengthen a legacy for the important people in your life.
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Seattle Chinese Garden grounds: Open daily from dawn to dusk
Garden Office Hours in 2016 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 11 am to 5 pm
Monday and Thursday – Closed
Office Phone: 206-934-5219
Knowing the Spring Courtyard hours:
Tuesday to Sunday — 11:30 am to 5 pm
The Courtyard is closed on Mondays.
Admission is free. Donations are appreciated to support garden care and programs.