Autumn Glory

We ooh and aah over spring’s gorgeous Luoyang tree peony blooms in all their varied colors, but let’s not ignore these plants in the autumn. From late summer through fall their leaves range over a lovely array of soft greens, yellows, and tans, and some standouts that are absolutely stunning. This leaf seems to shout “Look at me!”

(photo by Sandy Marvinney)

Courtyard a Kaleidoscope of Color

The Celebration of Traditional Culture on Saturday, September 16, turned Knowing the Spring Courtyard into a swirl of dance, song, and art by performers from seven Chinese community organizations. Shown above is “Cheongsam Dream,” performed by the Seattle Branch of The World Cheongsam Alliance. More photos will be posted soon on the website and in social media. Thank you again to our event cosponsors: America Long Yu Traditional Opera and Face-Changing Art Academy, US China Peony Culture Foundation, and Frank Li, who brought together the performing groups.

Collaborating organizations included: Chinese Radio Seattle, Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, Chongqing People’s Association of Washington, North American Artistic Performance Art Group, LS Entertainment LLC, Seattle Beijing Opera School, Seattle Jiangsu-Jiangzhe-Shanghai Association, Seattle Song and Dance Group, Tew Chew Association of Washington State, Washington US-China Education and Culture Promotion Association, The World Chinese Cheongsam Alliance-Seattle Branch, Xishan Tea Party of Seattle, and Xuemei Education Institute. 谢谢!

June 24 Kite Festival: Action in the Air and on the Ground

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.

Garden Conservancy Northwest 2017 Passport

Soos Creek Botanical Garden in Auburn

 

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.