Moonlight Magic Over Song Mei Pavilion

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Enjoy these “moon burst” photos by Ray Pfortner, who led the Garden’s, Lantern Light, Moonlight photography workshop in September. Turning a nearly full moon into a starburst is not that difficult with the right camera settings, a tripod, and some careful composition planning. Ray inspired workshop participants to capture their own wonderful photos. The garden at night, in moonlight, lantern light, and even on cloudy nights, is truly magical. You would be amazed how photographers can turn the concrete leak windows into dazzling art forms and give the Dragon Seeker carp a new persona. Look for more photos on the home page in the next week or two.

Summer 2017: Ray says he would be happy to lead another night photography workshop next summer. It will be open to photographers at any skill level with any kind of digital camera. If you would like to be on a special photography workshop email list, let us know at info@seattlechinesegarden.org.

SCG On the Hunt for New Storage Space

After seven years of free storage (thanks to Starbucks Company), we are searching for new free or inexpensive storage within a 20-minute drive of the Garden — preferably in south or west Seattle or environs. Minimum size needed is about 200 square feet. Our Chan Center office cannot accommodate our archival and event display materials, plus some columns and wood related to courtyard construction. If you know of space that might work, please contact Kelvin, the garden’s office coordinator, at 206.934.5219 or officecoordinator@seattlechinesegarden.org.  We greatly appreciate any help to reduce our operating costs.

Who is this doggie in the Garden ?

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Who is this doggie in the Garden ?

It’s Willow … with her companion, Laurel Seely.

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 !

Dedication for the Friendship Wall

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.”

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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.

If you have questions regarding the Brick Campaign, please email bricks@seattlechinesegarden.org or call the office at 206-934-5219.

Click here for Brick forms:  English version or Chinese version.

Your gift helps to build the Garden and strengthen a legacy for the important people in your life.

Volunteering

Volunteering Opportunities

The Garden offers many opportunities for volunteers to help with events, public outreach, administrative work, and horticulture and site upkeep. To learn more, please click on the descriptions below. Email info@seattlechinesegarden.org  for questions.

Special Events 

Volunteer Coordinator

Visitor Services

Garden Assistant

Garden Work

If you enjoy digging in the dirt and mulching, pruning, and thinning, contact Bob at 206.849.4055 (cell) or gardenmanager@seattlechinesegarden.org. He welcomes volunteers for whatever time you want to spend helping out. Volunteers will rake, weed, transplant and complete other projects as needed. Please bring gloves, shovels, rakes, and other tools; the Garden can provide some equipment as well.

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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.
  • You may download the following guides in pdf format: self-guided tour handoutplant guidecourtyard poetry couplets.
  • Private group tours can be arranged. Contact the office for information.
  • The Garden is available for event / wedding rental. Click here for more details.
  • Check the website for any updates or special alerts.

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.
  • You may download the following guides in pdf format: self-guided tour handoutplant guidecourtyard poetry couplets.
  • Private group tours can be arranged. Contact the office for information.
  • The Garden is available for event / wedding rental. Click here for more details.
  • Check the website for any updates or special alerts.