Hidden in South Seattle, Kubota Garden is a stunning 20 acre landscape that blends Japanese garden concepts with native Northwest plants. The city acquired the property, which is an historic landmark, in 1987 from the estate of master landscaper Fujitaro Kubota. Kubota was a horticultural pioneer when he began merging Japanese design techniques with North American materials in his display garden in 1927. The Gardens are a spectacular setting of hills and valleys, interlaced with streams, waterfalls, ponds, bridges, and rock out-croppings with a rich array of plant material. Learn more at

Current Project

Kubota Garden Perimeter Wall Project

The 2012 Kubota Garden Strategic Plan Update, approved by Seattle Parks and Recreation, identifies the need to complete the enclosure of the garden. This will better secure and protect the garden and help to accommodate the over 65,000 visitors annually to the garden.

Thank you to the Kubota Garden Foundation for fundraising and moving this ornamental wall and gates project forward.

Have your special ceremony here!

You can schedule an outdoor ceremony in almost any of our 400 parks, but this particular location is especially well suited for outdoor ceremonies. Please visit our outdoor ceremonies reservations site for more information.