The Arnold Azalea: A Wave of Color in Spring
Who was Juki Iida? Working with “Gardeners” Overseas
Above the rock wall at the north end of the garden, a wave of evergreen azaleas blooms brilliant magenta-pink in late April and early May.
The Seattle Garden goes to Japan
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.
Osmanthus – a Classic Evergreen bringing Structure & Fragrance to the Garden
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.
Art Exhibit: ICHI-GO ICHI-E by Season Yoshida
Osmanthus is an under-appreciated gem of our Seattle Japanese Garden – and a favorite of mine....
A Quiet Legacy: The Juki Iida Scroll
The experience of the garden is never the same twice. Come experience one artist's interpretation of a Japanese saying, ICHI-GO ICHI-E ("one time, one meeting") at a stunning digital art exhibit in the Tateuchi Community Room.
Japanese Camellias: Exceptional Flowers in Late Winter & Spring
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.
Who Was Juki Iida? ~Insights from the Designer's Diary, Part 1~
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.
Landscape architect Juki Iida is largely credited for designing Seattle Japanese Garden in 1959. Follow a new series by Scholar-in-Residence, Mark Bourne, about the insights Mr. Iida recorded in his diary.