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“Peaceful Garden”
Review of Kubota Garden

Kubota Garden
Ranked #43 of 454 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 24 May 2014

Lovely garden walk, peaceful, beautiful plants, waterfalls. A wedding was taking place while there..........Eastern Indian family in fantastic dresses. It was a special day.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

This might be my 2nd favorite place this side of heaven. It is in a crazy location pretty close to the airport (so weird). You would never guess it was there if you didn't know it. When you first walk in, it doesn't really look like much, but just keep walking. It will blow you away. So beautiful. There are so many paths with hidden gems just waiting to be found and it just keeps gettting better and better. This place is free and worth every penny!! :o) If you are gonna be in Seattle and enjoy gardens, don't miss this place!

1  Thank SheldonSchrinker
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

You would never guess such a huge place was hidden here. I feel like every time I go here, I would find something I missed the previous time. It's a great place if you like exploring, as there are tons of little hidden spots in the trees and paths that you must enter! My favorite spot is the pine tree-fort. It's huge! Keep your eye out for it.

I have never seen this place crowded, in fact I've rarely seen others there at all. It is maintained well, and its FREE!

Thank Sector7
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

On our first visit to the Seattle area we also wanted to visit a couple of the gardens here. The Kubota gardens were spectacular! Visiting on May 2, the blooms were terrific and a wonderful spring day to wander through the gardens. So many things to find around each corner is a new view.
Had a little trouble finding our location on the brochure map, but this was a very minor issue. A true gem of the area that should be on the "Must See" list!

1  Thank ClipperCapt
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

This is truly a gem of a Japanese garden that is really quite large with lots of "secret" walks and paths, a rambling creek with small waterfalls and lovely rhodendendrums. Be prepared to walk and enjoy every minute of it. Bring your camera. The neighborhood it is in is not the best but there were lots of visitors when we were there and we never felt unsafe. So glad we went.

Thank lejomial
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