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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Support and celebrate the Seattle Japanese Garden at the Fourth Annual Garden Party
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/18/2013  5:20:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Joelle Hammerstad  (206) 684-8020


Support and celebrate the Seattle Japanese Garden at the Fourth Annual Garden Party

The Seattle Japanese Garden’s annual fundraiser “The Garden Party” is Friday, July 26, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The community is invited to stroll the garden, enjoy light dinner and drinks, and place bids at the silent and live auctions. This fundraiser is a great opportunity to enjoy a beautiful summer evening while supporting a renowned Seattle garden. The garden is located in the Washington Park Arboretum at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will support the renovation of the pond, and iconic treasure in the garden.  To continue to attract a diverse audience, we are building on programming that deepens understanding of traditions, history, art, culture, and horticultural aspects of the garden.  With input from Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Advisory Council also provides funds for critical horticultural projects in the garden.  Tickets for the fourth Annual Japanese Garden Party are $75 and may be purchased on-line at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Seattle Japanese Garden is a cherished cultural treasure in Seattle and one of the most highly regarded gardens of its style outside of Japan. With the completion of the entry gatehouse four years ago, the garden has experienced an increase in the number of visitors each year. The garden is three and a half acres of artfully placed trees, shrubs, flowers, moss, stones, lanterns, streams, ponds, paths and bridges that create a harmonious balance of Northwest and Japanese plants and Japanese garden design.

The Japanese Garden Advisory Council sponsors nine events in the Garden for visitors (they are described at http://seattlejapanesegarden.org/).  For more information, please see http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/japanesegarden.htm

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