Fifth Annual Kite Festival

Kite flying fun for all ages!  Come with family or friends to fly in the Garden’s big field. The weather forecast for Saturday is for good breezes and sunshine. Bring your own kite or buy one on site. We have a new supply of colorful kites of varied sizes and styles, plus plain white kites for coloring and decorating. The entertainment highlight this year is a performance by Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy from 3 to 3:30 pm. Also available will be cool beverages and light snack items for purchase.
Suggested admission donation for adults is $3. Free for children and through age 17. Download the event flyer (pdf) for more details, and check the website on Friday evening for any updates.
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Bamboo Circle Celebration

The Seattle Chinese Garden Board of Directors is planning an evening celebration in Knowing the Spring Courtyard to honor and thank long-time Bamboo Circle members and to welcome new members. If you are not on the Garden’s mailing list and would like receive an invitation with more details, send your email and postal addresses to


5th Annual Peony and Bamboo Festival: 1,400 visitors on May 6-7!

Our fifth annual Peony and Bamboo Festival drew an estimated 1,400 people over the weekend. All enjoyed wonderful cultural performances, starting with the lion dance in the courtyard and parade around the Garden, led by Sifu David Leong of Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness. The gorgeous peonies were photo magnets, and many first-time visitors also explored the bamboo groves and the big field. Watch for more photos and details in email updates and on Facebook. Thank you to everyone who attended the festival, and those who helped make it a great success, including our hard-working staff and volunteers. We especially thank our festival cosponsors — American Peony Art and Culture Association, American Bamboo Society Northwest Chapter — and our collaborators, the Confucius Institute of Washington and the Pacific Science Center.

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2017 Events ~ Mark Your Calendar!

5th Annual Kite Festival – June 24, 2 pm to 6 pm

Other events and cultural/educational programs will be added to the calendar as the year progresses. If you are not yet on the event alert email list, send your name and email address to:

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.”


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 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.