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“A true Seattle gem”
Review of Kubota Garden

Kubota Garden
Ranked #29 of 468 things to do in Seattle
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Owner description: 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 landscaping business. He returned to the garden and continued its development after being incarcerated during WWII. In 1981, the 4.5 acre core was designated a Historic Landmark, and the City of Seattle purchased the garden from the Kubota family in 1987. The garden is an urban oasis, criss-crossed with streams and paths, ponds and waterfalls, rich with flora and fauna and a popular destination year-round. The garden is maintained by the City, and supported by the Kubota Garden Foundation.
Reviewed 14 October 2013

only about 2.5 miles from Boeing museum of flight. Kubota designed this garden and the Japanese garden @ Bloedel reserve. Best part is that the garden is a Seattle park so no admission fees. Great retreat.

Thank hungarianrider
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

This is a big place, easy to get lost. Plan to spend a lot of time here, it takes a while to walk around it, and you'll want to stop and just gaze. There are at least two very nice pools with fish, and a hill where you can look out over the whole place. In some ways, it beats the Arboretum's Japanese garden.

2  Thank anilegs
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This is one of those places a local takes you and you just
inhale and breathe and wonder HOW it was made. It has
lush trees, moss, and different vistas from where you stand.
I didn't want to leave, even though cold.

Thank BootsiesMom2013
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Kubota gardens is one of those places that is off my route so often forget about it. It is very much worth the short drive to the other side of town. Worth the small fee. You can picnic outside the gardens not inside. Beautiful and a great location to create a space of personal calm inside the city.

Thank Shellyrwanda
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Beautiful little garden. We have visited a few times and always enjoyed our peaceful walks through this amazing garden-park. Easy on and off I-5. It is not a "flower garden" as such - but has all that a nature garden should have from beautiful trees and plants to lovely streams and ponds.

Well worth the side trip if you are in the area.

3  Thank GrandpaGrandma44
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