Puget Ridge Garden Center Plant Sale & Wine Tasting

Saturday, October 14, 11 am to 3 pm

The Garden’s neighbor — the Puget Ridge Garden Center at South Seattle College — is having a plant sale and free wine tasting this Saturday. Local organizations will have info tables in the parking lot, and the event also features “Plant Bingo.”  Stop in to buy a plant for your garden, enjoy some wine, stroll in the nearby college Arboretum, and visit the Chinese Garden too.

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.

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.

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 info@seattlechinesegarden.org or call the office at 206-934-5219.

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