Docent Training

The Seattle Chinese Garden is looking for people who have a passion for Chinese culture and gardens, enjoy interacting with people, and have good communication skills to be ambassadors for the Seattle Chinese Garden. We need more docents for our wonderful educational program.

Docents give presentations about the Garden and lead tours of the site, the Song Mei Pavilion, and Knowing the Spring Courtyard. Experienced docents may also give off-site presentations and work with K-12 student groups and their teachers.

Training includes Chinese philosophy, literature, horticulture, history and art as they relate to Chinese gardens. Docents also receive training in public speaking, plant identification, the history and mission of the Garden project, and traditional construction techniques used by Chinese artisans to build the structures of the Seattle garden.

The training is free.

Please call the office at 206-934-5219 or email for more information.