Garden opening on April 1st, 2019!
by Jessa Gardner, Garden Programs Manager
It’s no joke, the Seattle Japanese Garden is opening for our 2019 season on April 1st!
With blooming camellias, budding azaleas, and bright spring on the horizon, we are excited to welcome you back through the garden gates. For those looking for cherry blossoms, we recommend a late April visit to see our few trees in bloom, or take a walk through Washington Park Arboretum just across the street where there are many large and beautiful cherry trees.
We have a full schedule of fun and family-friendly activities in the month of April, or stop by any afternoon to watch the mesmerizing patterns of koi fish as they swim through the newly-renovated pond. (More information on our recent pond restoration project can be found in this blog post written by Senior Gardener Peter Putnicki.)
2019 is the third year of our Family Saturday and Free First Thursday programming, and we hope you join us throughout the season for to see different local artists and explore Japanese cultural activities! The full schedule can be found here on our Events page, and this blog post has information on our extended First Thursday hours. You can also experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony demonstration in our Shoseian Teahouse, a beautiful demonstration with many seasonal variations that make it worth a repeat trip. The full schedule for 2019 tea ceremonies is now updated here!
Thank you for your support of the Seattle Japanese Garden. We look forward to seeing you in the garden soon.
Jessa Gardner is the Programs Manager for the Seattle Japanese Garden.