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Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Weekend in Seattle - Japanese Gardens

Two of our favorite places to visit while in Seattle are Japanese gardens, one at the UW Arboretum and the other a little south of downtown near Boeing Field called Kubota Garden.  We try to stop at one or both of these each time we visit Seattle, even if only for a short walk.  This last trip we made Kubota Garden our first stop after getting out of the airport.

Located in the Ranier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Kubota Garden covers 20 acres of streams, waterfalls, ponds, rock outcroppings and a mature collection of plant material. It was started on 5 acres in 1927 by Japanese immigrant Fujitaro Kubota.  In 1987 the City of Seattle acquired the property and it is open to the public as a park. We didn't spend a lot of time there this trip, we just wanted a pleasant place to walk for a bit after our plane flight from San Diego.





On Sunday we went for a walk around the Japanese Garden at the University of Washington Arboretum.






       
Click here to see more images from Kubota Garden and the Japanese Garden at the UW Arboretum.
   

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