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Seattle Chinese Garden

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Address: 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106-1401
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+1 206-934-5219
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Hours:
Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 11:30 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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Thoroughly enjoyed walking this garden on the South Seattle Community College campus. Example of how less can sometimes be more. It is one of several small, adjacent gardens... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2016
gdeakins
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Des Moines, Washington
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Des Moines, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed walking this garden on the South Seattle Community College campus. Example of how less can sometimes be more. It is one of several small, adjacent gardens connected by gravel walking trails. Great escape from your routine for a peaceful stroll. Free parking available as well as a retail garden shop. A bit off the beaten path but worth... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

When finished, this will be the largest "Chinese Garden" outside of China itself. Since we were visiting in December, nothing was in bloom but the winding paths, pergolas, evergreens, stress and more were still very beautiful. At the far end is the wonderful Courtyard that can be rented for weddings, etc. It will be fun to see what the final... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Attached to the campus of South Seattle Community College is a Chinese Garden in its birthing stages. It is far from grandiose, such as in Vancouver, Washington but it is a quiet respite from the city, has a nice Chinese courtyard and peaceful views of the city. It is populated on weekends by students and artists and even some performers... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

We went on a Sunday when the garden was pretty empty and the college next door deserted, It was a beautiful, well thought out garden and very different from the Japanese Gardens scattered around other areas of Seattle. Many of the plantings are still small but they will grow and the garden will be even better. It is hard to... More 

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Thank Twywn
Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

I've been visiting this garden every few years since it was started five or so years ago and was so pleased to see today -- on a bright cool sunny aftenoon -- how beautifully it has developed. It was serene, with paths around a carved pavilion and a sculpture of a giant dragon carp, a small pagoda, pools with pebbly... More 

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Thank Jonis7
Tacoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

The garden itself is hard to find - park on the NORTH side right outside South Seattle Community College to save the $2 parking fee. Facing the college’s north entrance, the garden is on the LEFT side; it's hidden. You will see a large rock and a gravel path. Follow the path and behold this 5-acre Sichuan-style garden with a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Hard to find, but very special. Unusual park and buildings and great view. Simple, but a great place to stroll on a nice day.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

i recently went to seattle for the first time with my wife and kids and we were all amazed with the city. we thought lets try something different. how about a chinese garden? no. we were all very disappointed with this and in all honesty, i would not go back or recommend. but hey, maybe it just isnt for everyone.

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1 Thank andrew c
Seattle
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2009

As of June 2009, the garden is closed for construction. The adjoining arboretum and gardens are great.

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