Tree Peony Sale

Tree peonies imported from Luoyang, China are available for purchase. Although the Seattle Chinese Garden is closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, you may order tree peonies for delivery or reserve them for pickup when the garden reopens.

Please select your peonies from the images below.

The tree peonies for sale were received and placed into pots in the fall of 2018 and have increased greatly in size. The price per plant is $99. Delivery is $45, for any number of plants.

To place an order, email Phil Wood, Seattle Chinese Garden chair of the horticulture committee, at with the name and quantity of the peonies you want to purchase.  Payment may be made online on our website by clicking on the donation button, or call Phil 206 841-1591 with credit card information. Please call Phil with questions.

Consider purchasing a tree peony as a donation to be planted in the garden. Purchase online or send a check to Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106

Thank you for your support!

Garden closure until further notice

Important notice: The Seattle Chinese Garden is closed until further notice due to the effect of COVID-19 & closure of the South Seattle College campus & arboretum.

Peony viewing is now cancelled due to the closure.

Spring at the garden

Spring is happening at the garden! A reminder to keep social distancing in mind if you visit.

2020 Peony Viewing

A note about our upcoming peony viewing: unfortunately there will not be performances or food vendors, but we do encourage folks to visit the garden to see the spectacular peony bloom, while adhering to CDC-recommended guidelines on hygiene and hand sanitation. There will be hand sanitation facilities will also be available on-site, as well as hand washing facilities in the restrooms.There will be peonies available to purchase during the viewing times.

 The date(s) of the festival will be announced closer to the event, as we are not yet sure when peak bloom will occur. Please keep checking our Facebook page and the website for updates.

Garden Update

South Seattle College has received confirmation of a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) case. The West Seattle campus will be closed during this time. For more information, please visit

35th Anniversary — Seattle Chongqing Sister City Friendship

Thirty-five years of friendship with Chongqing covers a good stretch of history and many exchange programs and delegations to and from our cities. The Seattle Chinese Garden is the most visible flowering of this friendship, and fittingly the site for celebrating the anniversary in late August with a 22-member Chongqing delegation led Deputy Mayor Zhang Ming. Also fitting was the welcome to Seattle by former mayor Charles Royer, who signed the original sister city affiliation agreement in 1983 — top row center in photo. Deputy Mayor Zhang is to his left. A fuller description of the visit and related events will be coming soon. Also, when you visit the Garden again, read the the plaque on the west wall of the courtyard, which honors the establishment of sister city ties and our enduring friendship.

Shadow Patterns

Late afternoon is a special time for appreciating the Garden’s architectural details and the interplay of light and shadow. This view of the east gate reveals the intricate layering of design elements and color, from blue sky to woodwork. Come for a walk and savor the Garden’s beauty as the sun slips into the western horizon. Photo by Sandy Marvinney. 

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 (, 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.

Job Opportunties

Job Opportunities

The Garden currently have the following job opportunities:

Office Coordinator. Click here for details.

Who is this doggie in the Garden ?


Who is this doggie in the Garden ?

It’s Willow … with her companion, Laurel Seely.

The Garden is open to dogs with their two-footed friends, even those lacking this pair’s perfect garden names. Note that Willow is on a leash. Please bring plastic baggies for you know what. Our big field is great for walking dogs, but also is enjoyed by children and many other visitors. Woof woof !