Seattle Japanese Garden is operated under a cooperative agreement between Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Arboretum Foundation.
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Seattle Parks and Recreation promotes healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities. Seattle Japanese Garden is one of four specialty gardens among a 6,200-acre park system of 400+ parks and natural areas.
The Arboretum Foundation
In January 2016, the Arboretum Foundation became the primary support organization to Seattle Parks and Recreation in the operations of Seattle Japanese Garden. A 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, the Arboretum Foundation provides programming, community outreach and fundraising for the garden.