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Kubota Garden

9817 55th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98178
206 684 4584
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Ranked #23 of 213 attractions in Seattle
Type: Gardens
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Vienna, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Amazing garden, off the beaten path a bit, completely free, absolutely, completely blew us away! Well worth seeing!

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited the Kubota Garden during our one week vacation in Seattle last week because it was rated so highly on TripAdvisor, and was near another attraction, the Museum of Flight. We wished we would have skipped Kubota, for more time at the Flight Museum. There was almost no colored flowers whatsoever, and the map they provide to tour around... More

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Unlike some gardens that we have visited the Kubota Gardens just seem more natural to me. It is a beautiful and peaceful place. I would recommend that you visit this location with others and on a busy daylight time, as it is somewhat secluded.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

These Japanese gardens are worth every penny. Beautifully laid out and maintained. I have never seen azaleas cloud pruned and their pine `sculptures' are fascinating and pleasing to the eye.

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Bothell, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The first time I went here was with a photography class, and I fell in love with it! The surrounding area isn't great, but the garden itself is worth the trip. It feels pretty big, in fact last time I was there I got lost haha. The one in the arboretum, while it's also beautiful, is much smaller and has... More

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Payson, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited here in July, perhaps not the best month. As an amateur photographer, I was looking for a place to go to photograph flowers and scenic spots. There was some color, but not what we had expected. The signage is not good and we never did find the red bridge. Our bad, no doubt, but it was too hot... More

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San Rafael, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

These gardens are gorgeous -- no other word for it. We visited on a sunny day and every corner sparkled. It's such a serene experience.

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Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We love walking around these expansive grounds. There are many different areas to this garden to explore. Also even when the garden is "crowded" with visitors you can always find a quiet nook where you feel like your in your own garden. The kids love exploring all the trails & so do our dogs. The garden is always changing through... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My son took me here because it is close to his house. I thought it would be a rather small garden, especially since they don't charge an entry fee. Wow. You could get lost in this place! We spent an hour there and I don't think we walked every path. Very peaceful, lovely place to visit. Bring your camera if... More

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Valrico, Florida
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143 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We decided to give this a shot and were pleasantly surprised. The garden is laid out well with very narrow graveled walking trails. It is quite expansive and comes with several secluded areas as well as waterfalls and Japanese bridges. The vegetation is quite nice with plenty of color and contrast. The garden seems to be dynamic and expanding as... More

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