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Tour of Seattle’s Japanese Garden

Looking east toward pond & water lilies

I found myself driving through the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle today & passing by the Japanese Garden. Since it was a beautiful morning and the garden is less than 4 acres, I decided to take a quick tour. I haven’t been to the garden for almost 10 yrs.

It was the best $5 I’ve spent it a long time. I could’ve sat there and walked around all day just soaking up the calm and peaceful environment.

As I was walking (relaxed) through the perfectly pruned trees, I decided to take this tour at least once a year to help replicate the peace and openness in my garden but on a slightly smaller scale.

Below are some pictures I took of the garden – with my phone! Since I wasn’t planning on taking a garden tour I didn’t bring our camera.

View from far end of the garden

Enjoying the reflections

Getting a bite to eat

Wisteria arbor over the water - love the stepping stones

Love the shape of this tree

Hidden statue

Pathway stepping stones over the creek

Repetition of plants mirrors creek

Fun hedge looks almost like Espalier

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Alice Joyce #

    Angela, Must have left my comment for you on Twitter. I'll be redundant and say once again how much I enjoyed your tour of this garden. Do you really have 12 acres? How incredible. I love visiting Seattle because of the wonderful energy of the gardening community. Now I must get back to work! Cheers, Alice


    June 10, 2009
  2. Angela #

    Alice, I wish I had 12 acres (or even 2). I only have .12 acres – my attempt at being funny.

    Thank you for your kind words. The garden did most the work.


    June 11, 2009

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