Great Blue Heron Checks Out the Garden

Great blue herons occasionally visit the Garden, primarily to cast an eye on the goldfish, the mission of this one in late afternoon on January 7. This brief video link shows him stalking up to the pond. Alas for the heron, no meal there as the fish were in hiding on this cold day. Garden manager Julian Leung took the courtyard image and video. Volunteer Trudi Fajans captured the heron in surveillance mode on a cornice of the Pine and Plum Pavilion. Volunteering in the garden sure has its rewards, as does coming often for a walk, even in the winter.

If you capture good images of birds or other critters while visiting, do share them with us. We want to compile an archive of wildlife in the Garden and post some of the best photos on the website and on our “coming soon” Facebook and Instagram sites. You may email photos to: info@seattlechinesegarden.org, along with your name, date you took the photo, and any comments of interest.

2017 Events ~ Mark Your Calendar!

5th Annual Peony and Bamboo Festival – April 8 & 9, 10 am to 4 pm

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day – April 29, 10 am  to 11:30 am

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

Shopping at Amazon? Give to the Garden Through AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Seattle Chinese Garden through your Amazon purchases, at no cost to you. The AS Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases. You can use your existing Amazon account. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), select the Seattle Chinese Garden as your charitable organization. Make every purchase count for more. Many Garden friends smiling on us will cheer us year round.

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.