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Kubota Garden needs to be a must visit

Kubota Gardens continues to get better and better with every passing season. My first visit more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alec D
Seattle, Washington
Hidden Gem Even in the Winter

After making our way past an ominous sign warning of car prowlers and other unsavory features, my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Meredith H
Portland, Oregon, United States
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Kubota Garden is a 20-acre American-Japanese garden that was the vision of Japanese immigrant Fujitaro Kubota when he purchased the first 5-acres of logged off swampland in 1927. The garden grew to 20-acres and was developed concurrent with Kubota's...more
9817 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-5710
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kubota Gardens continues to get better and better with every passing season. My first visit more then 20 years ago was really nice. But the changes and improvements are remarkable. The gardens are larger the the Japanese Garden located in the Arboretum and it's free....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alec D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After making our way past an ominous sign warning of car prowlers and other unsavory features, my husband and I toured this garden on an icy December afternoon. It was glorious! Magnificent bronze gates flank the entrance and set the tone for a wander along...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Meredith H
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Kubota garden is one of my favorite garden hikes. It is much larger than the Japanese garden in the arboretum, but much less carefully tended, no doubt because of budget constraints. But it has some very lovely areas and some marvelous trees.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JRwisconsin
Reviewed 6 January 2019

A MUST-SEE if you're in the area of Seattle, even if you only have an hour. It is absolutely GORGEOUS, PEACEFUL and MAGICAL, with lots of waterfalls and water features, vibrant blooming flowers and healthy gardens like we've never seen. Lots of beautiful birds are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Patti D
Reviewed 12 December 2018

My wife and I had our wedding ceremony in the Garden. It's a beautiful spot and it very well kept. You can see why it is a popular spot for weddings :-) We had our ceremony beside the little red bridge :-)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank evandrachelstravels
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Freeway exit signs suggest where to get off the road. GPS works well. This is a super tranquil, super spacious and beautiful city park. A good spot for weddings, proposals, dating or just contemplating the beauty on your own. If you like public gardens and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SeattleTravelLover1
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Went with family to take family photos. Was very crowded the day we went; parking was horrendous! However, with free admission and the chance to walk about and enjoy a koi pond, pretty fall foliage colors, and several photo-worthy spots, it's a nice garden to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Absolute treasure. Total treat to tour this twenty acre garden of special trees, rocks and bridges. And admission is free although we made a donation to support this beautiful place.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BathMonkey
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Wide variety of plants and paths which to relax among. Even on a cloudy day it is pretty. Parking is limited, and not a very interesting part of town otherwise. A bit of a drive from downtown so hit it on your way in or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MrNjorl
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This is a very beautiful outdoor space. The garden is very large and has hills and valleys. Because of the elevation changes, there are many places to stop and look out over the rest of the garden below. Some of the walkways are wide and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gary S
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17 May 2018|
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Response from KubotaGardenFoundatn | Property representative |
Yes, dogs on leash are allowed. Please keep them on the trails and be sure to clean up after them. There are bags for your use next to the bulletin board adjacent to the parking lot.
19 January 2018|
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Response from Ron D | Reviewed this property |
Their website has metro transit directions which basically is Rt. 106 from downtown Seattle or Renton. Sorry but can't put website here. Ron
Jonathan J
5 May 2017|
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Response from KubotaGardenFoundatn | Property representative |
There is no cost. Kubota Garden is free.