SCG Kite Festival

For a fun day at the Garden, gather family and friends for our annual Kite Festival. Bring your own kite or buy an inexpensive one on site. Almost every afternoon a wonderful breeze on the ridge lets kites fly high — a great way to spend a sunny summer day. For details, download the festival flyer.

A Summer Evening in the Garden

Enjoy a delightful summer evening with Garden friends and Bamboo Circle members. Mingling begins in the courtyard at 5 pm with appetizers and wine, followed by a buffet at 6:30, then cultural entertainment and a brief program. Come to savor evening’s golden glow and to honor our Bamboo Circle members and support the Garden. Celebration tickets are complimentary for Bamboo Circle members. 

Join the Bamboo Circle or renew your membership at this link:

http://seattlechinesegarden.org/donate/bamboo-circle/

Celebration Reservations for Members:

If you are a dues-paid Bamboo Circle member:
call 206.934.5219 or info@seattlechinesegarden.org

Nonmembers: Purchase Celebration Tickets on Eventbrite:

Celebrating Chinese Culture at Peony and Bamboo Festival

What a beautiful weekend in the Garden for our May 12-13 Peony and Bamboo Festival. The Wahaha Dance Group delighted the audience with their lively traditional dances. Visit again soon for more photos and an update on current peony blooms. Come for a walk!

Tea Lovers Packed the Chan Center for February Program

More than 50 people filled every chair in the Chan classroom on February 25 to hear a presentation on the Tea Culture of Southwest China by Yin Na, a tea artist from Chongqing, China. Her illustrated presentation offered an overview of the ancient roots and practices of tea culture in China and then focused on teas of the southwest provinces, with a demonstration of the proper method for preparing tea. Attendees enjoyed tastings of three teas — Golden Flower from the Tea Horse Road that linked Southwest China with the Himalayan plateau, Pu’er from Yunnan, and also White Bird Beak Buds, an ancient wild Pu’er tea. We look forward to future visits by Yin Na. The Garden’s Education Committee, led by board member Chunman Gissing, is planning several other tea events for this year in collaboration with local tea masters. Stay tuned by signing up for email alerts. Send your name and address to: info@seattlechinesegarden.org

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. 

Future Events

Kite Festival                    Saturday, July 21

Garden Open House      Saturday, August 25

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

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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.