The Garden

A vibrant new landmark

Seattle will soon be home to one of the most unique gardens and cultural centers in the country. The Seattle Chinese Garden will provide a place for community celebrations and personal tranquility through a beautiful and ancient Chinese experience.

The 4.6-acre Seattle Chinese Garden will be one of the largest Chinese gardens outside of China, showcasing not only plants, but also stone, architecture and water elements that are customary to Chinese gardens. Dense and complex, it will change dramatically with each season.

The Seattle Chinese Garden, located at South Seattle Community College, will reveal commanding views of downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay and the Cascade Mountains. The Garden will also feature 12 buildings, including an education center and a banquet hall with special event seating for up to 200 people. The 85-foot Floating Clouds Pavilion will soar over the Garden, placed on an axis with the Space Needle.

As a major destination and cultural institution, the Seattle Chinese Garden will inspire new perspectives on world affairs and illuminate China and her cultural and economic influence on the Pacific Northwest.
More information is available on the four elements of a Chinese garden as well as the design and horticulture of the Seattle Chinese Garden.