Seattle Chinese Garden Society
The Seattle Chinese Garden serves our region through educational programs and events highlighting traditional culture and contemporary China. Its tranquil, park-like setting draws people of all backgrounds and ages to savor the beauty of nature interwoven with Chinese architecture and horticulture. The Garden enhances Seattle's status as a gateway to China and Asia through cultural and educational exchanges and business collaborations, and draws visitors from throughout the nation and abroad.
|Address:||6000 16th Avenue SW |
Seattle, WA 98106
The vision for the Chinese Garden's full development includes a teahouse on a lotus pond, a four-story "Floating Clouds" pavilion with views of the Cascades and Olympics, a large gathering together hall for events, a traditional scholar's studio, and smaller open-air pavilions near pine and maple groves and overlooking a rushing stream and lake. Your engagement and support can contribute to expanding our service to the community and help bring us closer to achieving the vision of becoming one of the most beautiful and outstanding Chinese gardens in North America - and the only Sichuan style garden outside China. The Garden honors our sister city partnership with Chongqing, our sister state relationship with Sichuan, and our region's extensive ties to China and Asia.
The Garden is adjacent to the South Seattle College Arboretum, a 5-acre horticultural treasure. Both the Garden and the Arboretum are open daily (year-round) from dawn to dusk, at no charge. Come for a walk with family or friends, or bring a kite to fly on a breezy day. Children love the garden and enjoy watching the goldfish in the courtyard pool and checking out the big "Dragon Seeker" carp sculpture. Photographers will be inspired in any season from early morning to dusk. We also welcome dog walkers with pets on leash.