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JAPANESE GARDENin the UW Botanic Gardens at Washington Park Arboretum
Contact the Japanese Garden: (206) 684-4725
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HOURS - 2014 Season
March 1 – March 30 Tues – Sun 10 am – 5 pm
NOTE: The Garden is closed on Mondays in March, October, & November.
ABOUT THE GARDEN
Located within the Washington Park Arboretum,this is a 3 1/2 acre formal garden designed and constructed under the supervision of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960.» Japanese Garden Plant Booklet
» Arboretum Trail Map - Japanese
» Arboretum Trail Map - Spanish
AUDIO TOUR & PODCAST
Adults 18-64: $6
Public Tours: The Japanese Garden offers public tours free with admission; Monday - Friday (starts at 12:30 p.m.), and Saturday/Sunday (from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.), April through October. All tours start from the main gate, and are led by Arboretum Foundation Unit 86 Docents. These tours provide an educational introduction to the culture and history of the Seattle Japanese Garden.
Private and School Group Tours: Available upon request with advance notice and payment of guide reservation fee. Contact the ticket booth for details.
We are putting in place a number of program changes as a pilot project at the Garden this year, with the introduction of three new categories!
The Family/Dual Membership annual pass is enhanced with new flexibility to bring a guest. It now provides for entry for two adults each visit at the same price as our family pass. Current members can enjoy this new benefit by simply renewing for another year.
The new Student Pass category will provide a lower cost for annual passes for anyone with a valid college ID.
The new Photo Membership program replaces our traditional spring and fall photo sessions, as access will now be exclusive to members. There will also be, as noted below, opportunities for Members to have additional access during peak spring and fall colors.
We hope you will take the time to read through the options and new benefits listed below.
Seattle Japanese Garden 2014 Membership Program
Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Japanese Garden offers varied annual passes which allows members to enjoy the Garden on all open dates (except for special events).
The options are:
$30: Family/Dual Membership
$20: Individual Membership
$15 Student Membership
$75: Photographer Membership
Benefits of a Photographer Membership include:
Tateuchi Community Room Rentals
The Seattle Japanese Garden has a small meeting room available to rent
on site with a maximum capacity of 49 people. The rental rates for 2014
are $35 per hour for the room, with a two hour minimum. A staffing fee of $25 per hour is also required. There is an additional
application fee of $25 along with security deposits and other building
monitor fees depending on the nature of the rental. Access to
the garden is through the main gate during operational hours.
Associated Recreation Council
The Associated Recreation
Council enriches the Seattle Japanese Garden by providing recreation
and lifelong learning programs, classes, and events for all ages.
The stone bridges, stepping stones, and rough terrain necessary to preserve the authenticity of the Japanese landscaping render some areas inaccessible to visitors with physical limitations. Pathways in the garden are surfaced with gravel which may result in some inconvenience for wheelchair and walker users. The garden does have some ADA access paths.
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Updated March 7, 2014
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