This trip for garden enthusiasts and those interested in Japanese culture includes visits to two extraordinary Seattle gardens. With a stunning twenty acres of hills and valleys, The Kubota Garden features streams, ponds, waterfalls, and an exceptionally rich and mature collection of plants. Starting with just five acres purchased in 1927, Fujitaro Kubota created a garden that would celebrate the beauty of the northwest in a uniquely Japanese manner. In 1972 the Japanese Government awarded Kubota, then 93, and only one year before his death, the rare honor of the Fifth Class Order of Sacred Treasure for his achievements.
After our tour of the Kubota Garden we will continue our Japanese experience with lunch at Jae’s Asian Bistro serving wok entrees, salads, noodle dishes and sushi. We’ll get your order in advance to save time and allow us to visit our next destination, the Seattle Japanese Garden. Tucked within a vast arboretum in a fast-growing city, the 3.5 acre garden features a style known as a stroll garden, which invites visitors to journey through the varied landscapes of Japan- mountains, forests, waterfalls, lakes, and islands in the sea. Ahhh… can you feel the peaceful vibe?
$85/$95 Members/General Public
Includes transportation, admission to both gardens, lunch and snacks.
Bus leaves OSC at 8:30 am; LSC at 9:00 am
Apprx. Return: 6:30 pm.
Activity Level: Difficult