Lantern Festival Scavenger Hunt!

To celebrate the year of the Rat, the Seattle Chinese Garden will be hosting a Lantern Festival on Saturday, February 8th, starting from 2 PM – 6 PM. We have a special scavenger hunt open to children 12 and under. The winner of the scavenger hunt have a chance win a Golden Rat trophy.

How to play: There are 12 rats hidden in the garden. The goal is to find all 12 rats and write down their locations on a scavenger hunt form that will be provided by the garden on the day of the event. Only forms with 12 correct location will qualify to enter the drawing for the trophy. The winner will be notified by February 15, 2020.

Poster for the Trophy : Link

Lantern Festival – February 8th, 2020

Photo by Marcia Mueller

The Seattle Chinese Garden will be hosting a Lantern Festival on Saturday, February 8th. The festival includes Tai Chi demonstration, tea tasting, origami & lantern making, and more! Admission is free but $5 donation is welcome. Please join us for this special celebration at the Garden. The Seattle Chinese Garden is located at the north end of the South Seattle College at 6000 16th Ave SW. Dogs on leash are welcome.

For more information, please click on the following link: Event Flyer.

2019 Year end Appeal

From a $1 million gift announced at the Bamboo Circle Celebration to connecting with supporters past and new, this has been a great year for the Seattle Chinese Garden. We are incredibly grateful for this early vote of confidence, which will inspire the major five, six, and seven-figure gifts needed to make the teahouse a reality.

Please join us in making a year-end gift, ideally to the Bamboo Circle ($1,000, $2,500, $5,000, $10,000 and more), though every gift to the Garden is welcome and needed.
 
To affirm that every dollar is important, several board members have created a matching fund of $2000 that will double gifts in the $25 to $250 range until the fund is tapped out. We are grateful for your support.

Donation Link

35th Anniversary — Seattle Chongqing Sister City Friendship

Thirty-five years of friendship with Chongqing covers a good stretch of history and many exchange programs and delegations to and from our cities. The Seattle Chinese Garden is the most visible flowering of this friendship, and fittingly the site for celebrating the anniversary in late August with a 22-member Chongqing delegation led Deputy Mayor Zhang Ming. Also fitting was the welcome to Seattle by former mayor Charles Royer, who signed the original sister city affiliation agreement in 1983 — top row center in photo. Deputy Mayor Zhang is to his left. A fuller description of the visit and related events will be coming soon. Also, when you visit the Garden again, read the the plaque on the west wall of the courtyard, which honors the establishment of sister city ties and our enduring friendship.

Shadow Patterns

Late afternoon is a special time for appreciating the Garden’s architectural details and the interplay of light and shadow. This view of the east gate reveals the intricate layering of design elements and color, from blue sky to woodwork. Come for a walk and savor the Garden’s beauty as the sun slips into the western horizon. Photo by Sandy Marvinney. 

Shopping at Amazon? Give to the Garden Through AmazonSmile

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.

Seattle Chinese Garden grounds:
Open daily from dawn to dusk

GPS Address:
5931 16th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106

Garden Office Hours in 2020
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 11 am to 5 pm

Monday and Thursday – Closed

Office Phone: 206-934-5219

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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 2018
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.