A New Way to Support the Garden—Become a Member!

 One of the major perks of our new membership program is early access to Moon Viewing tickets! Members get the first chance at tickets to our most popular event of the year.  Photo courtesy of David Rosen

One of the major perks of our new membership program is early access to Moon Viewing tickets! Members get the first chance at tickets to our most popular event of the year.

Photo courtesy of David Rosen

A New Way to Support the Garden—Membership!

We know you love the Seattle Japanese Garden. And like any other public park, the Garden needs the support of people who love it in order to continue to grow and maintain the things that make it special.


You may have noticed a few changes over the last few years, such as our new corps of volunteer gardeners, the Niwashi. Every week they are out in the garden helping to maintain the physical landscape. We’ve also been able to offer more public tours and tea ceremonies than ever before. Maybe you attended one of our new public programs, bringing your children to a Family Saturday to do fun activities in the garden, or bringing your friends along to our art demonstrations on a Free First Thursday to introduce them to the garden. 


We’ve introduced these new programs with you in mind, and we hope that every visit you make to the garden is a special one. This year we have all sorts of fun new things in store for you, and the best way to take advantage of them, while also supporting the garden, is to become a member.


What does membership look like? Are there special perks?


Of course membership comes with special perks! How does exclusive, members-only access to the garden sound? If good, then read on. Much like our previous Annual Pass program, there will be several levels of membership available, each with its own suite of benefits. This is just the start of the season, and we plan to add even more benefits in the future.


An Individual Membership includes a year of unlimited access for one named member to the Seattle Japanese Garden, as well as special access to members-only hours in the garden, early access to ticket sales for Moon Viewing, and express entry into the garden during popular garden events such as the Maple Viewing Festival and Tanabata.


A Family Membership includes a year of unlimited access to the Seattle Japanese Garden for two named members (or one named member and their guest) along with the named adults’ children/grandchildren under 18 years old. Along with special access to members-only hours in the garden, Family Membership includes early access to ticket sales for Moon Viewing, and express entry into the garden during popular garden events such as Maple Viewing Festival and Tanabata.


A Photography Membership includes all the perks of an Individual Membership It also includes access twice a month to special photography hours before the garden opens, during which tripods and other special camera equipment are allowed in the garden. Photography members will also be eligible to submit entries to the Garden’s annual Fall Photography Exhibition


So how much do memberships cost? 


Starting on April 1, 2018 the price for Individual Memberships will be $25, and Family Memberships will be $50. Thank you for your support!