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Seattle Japanese Garden

sunny 60 °F

On a rare sunny, warm afternoon in Seattle, I visited the Japanese Gardens located within the Washington Arboretum. This absolutely stunning garden is perfect for strolling, and although it is realitively small and can be covered in under 20 minutes, I would highly discourage doing so. The flowers are breathtaking and fragrant, the waterfalls soothing, and the general ambience is one of relaxation. University students sprawled across benches and families followed their toddlers as they navigated the paths. This is a place to truly forget the outside world and let hours slip by without notice. The Japanese Garden has been in place since 1959 thanks to an anonymous donation from the Arboretum Foundation. Through the years the Japanese Garden has grown and evolved. The latest improvement being renovations to the gated entrance. Entrance fees are $5 per adult, but yearly family memberships can be purchased for $25. Check out the photos below:


Posted by Jennylynn 23:22 Archived in USA Tagged tourist_sites

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