Harvest Full Moon Photography Workshop

Discover another dimension of the Garden’s beauty in the glow of lantern light and moonlight. Led by photography educator Ray Pfortner, this popular workshop will focus on how to get great photos in low light, including the techniques for painting with light, zooming for creative images, and for capturing full a moon “star burst.” Open to photographers of any experience level with any kind of digital camera. Evening sessions are on September 6 (full moon), September 9, and September 13 for classroom review of your best photos.

For more details, download the workshop flyer.

Register online. Create a login and insert the fee in the box for photography workshop. To qualify for he SCG member rate, you can join as a $25 individual member and note that fee in “Membership Donation.” On the lower line that says “Donation Frequency” select “One Time.”


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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