5th Annual Peony and Bamboo Festival Alert !

New Dates: April 22 – 23 (more info below)

The cold, rainy weather this winter (carrying over into spring) is delaying peony blooming because the plants need temperatures in the sixties to stimulate buds to open into big blossoms. For this reason the festival committee is rescheduling all the core activities for the weekend of April 22-23 (10 AM to 4 PM). Warmer weather is not only stimulating to peonies, but much pleasanter for festival attendees too, and both plants and people are eager for more sunshine.

We will post updated festival information on the website as soon as available and will send email event alerts to everyone on our mailing list. In addition, watch for provide regular updates as blooming begins, so you can visit to see the earliest blooming varieties in addition to those bursting forth later in April. We also expect to begin selling potted tree peonies on Saturday, April 8 and the following Saturdays as supplies last.

The April 22-23 festival will showcase specialty bamboo offered by growers from Washington and Oregon, craft vendors, displays, cultural entertainment for the whole family, peony and bamboo painting demonstrations and Chinese food booths. Plus, we have other special plans in the works for this year. Stay tuned!

If you are not on the Garden’s email list and would like to receive event updates, please 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.