Wu Wo Tea Ceremony in the Courtyard – June 10, 2-4 PM

Experience this traditional tea ceremony with others who enjoy or want to learn more about Chinese tea culture. Bring your favorite Chinese tea, a pot and four cups, and learn how to prepare and share in a Wu-W0 tea circle. Wu-Wo means selfless, related to the Taoist “Way of Tea.” Ling Wang, a tea expert and book author from Sichuan Province, will lead the ceremony. Assisting are Aqina Zhang of Bellevue, and Chunman Gissing, a long-time Garden friend. The program is free, but if you plan to attend, please let us know by June 8. For more information about the ceremony and tea essentials to bring with you, download the event flyer.

 

Pine and Plum Pavilion Pond in Bloom

In the past few days bright yellow lilies have livened up the pond, a sure sign that summer is near. Water lilies also are starting to pop up and unfold. Occasionally a red water lily appears to add another bright jolt of color. Mallard ducks have been frequent visitors for the past month or so. The pavilion is a great spot to sit and commune with nature.

More details are coming soon. If you would like to receive email event alerts, send your name and email address to: info@seattlechinesegarden.org

 

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:  info@seattlechinesegarden.org

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.

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 bricks@seattlechinesegarden.org 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.