Who was Juki Iida? Working with “Gardeners” Overseas

When Juki Iida considered the challenge of building a garden overseas, he described the American counterparts he anticipated working with as “gardeners”. An article published in the Journal of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architects solves the challenge of translating this term, and reveals what Iida likely thought of the team he would assemble to build the Japanese garden in Seattle.

The Seattle Garden goes to Japan

A display board about the Seattle Japanese Garden is the newest exhibition at the Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Nature and Human Activities, near Kobe. This exhibition is the work of Dr. Hiroki Akazawa, a senior researcher in Landscape Architecture who spent the past year as a visiting scholar at UW.

HistoryMark Bourne
A Quiet Legacy: The Juki Iida Scroll

Landscape architect Juki Iida left behind a little known legacy when he came to Seattle to oversee the installation of Seattle Japanese Garden: an ink-painted scroll. It provides a glimpse into the natural elements he incorporated into his design.

Japanese Camellias: Exceptional Flowers in Late Winter & Spring

Japanese Camelias are the showy stars of the early spring in our garden. A species grown for thousands of years, Japanese Camelias have a long history of being cultivated and prized for their beauty.