5th Annual Peony and Bamboo Festival, April 8–9

The Luoyang tree peonies are showing lots of big buds and the beginning sprouting of leaves. These hardy plants don’t mind snow and cold. We anticipate bigger and more beautiful blooms with each passing year, so save the weekend of April 8 and 9 (10 am to 4 pm) for our most popular annual event.

This year we are again offering potted Luoyang tree peonies for sale starting at 10 am on Saturday. Be sure to be there with the whole family for the colorful lion dance in late morning, followed by a performance by the super popular Bubbleman, who never fails to thrill the little ones and everyone who enjoys tall tales and big bubbles.

The family-friendly festival also features specialty bamboo vendors, displays and demonstrations, craft items for purchase, Chinese painting demonstrations, and music and other entertainment throughout the weekend, plus a Chinese food booth.

Be on the lookout for more details by early March. If you would like receive email alerts about the festival and other garden events, send your name and contact information 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.