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A MUST-SEE if you're in the area of Seattle, even if you only have an hour. It is absolutely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patti D
Got married here!

My wife and I had our wedding ceremony in the Garden. It's a beautiful spot and it very well kept... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
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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...more
9817 55th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-5710
+1 206-684-4584
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A MUST-SEE if you're in the area of Seattle, even if you only have an hour. It is absolutely GORGEOUS, PEACEFUL and MAGICAL, with lots of waterfalls and water features, vibrant blooming flowers and healthy gardens like we've never seen. Lots of beautiful birds are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Patti D
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My wife and I had our wedding ceremony in the Garden. It's a beautiful spot and it very well kept. You can see why it is a popular spot for weddings :-) We had our ceremony beside the little red bridge :-)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank evandrachelstravels
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Freeway exit signs suggest where to get off the road. GPS works well. This is a super tranquil, super spacious and beautiful city park. A good spot for weddings, proposals, dating or just contemplating the beauty on your own. If you like public gardens and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SeattleTravelLover1
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Went with family to take family photos. Was very crowded the day we went; parking was horrendous! However, with free admission and the chance to walk about and enjoy a koi pond, pretty fall foliage colors, and several photo-worthy spots, it's a nice garden to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Absolute treasure. Total treat to tour this twenty acre garden of special trees, rocks and bridges. And admission is free although we made a donation to support this beautiful place.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Wide variety of plants and paths which to relax among. Even on a cloudy day it is pretty. Parking is limited, and not a very interesting part of town otherwise. A bit of a drive from downtown so hit it on your way in or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MrNjorl
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is a very beautiful outdoor space. The garden is very large and has hills and valleys. Because of the elevation changes, there are many places to stop and look out over the rest of the garden below. Some of the walkways are wide and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit any time of the year. BUT, Get there soon for The Brilliant fall colors I can’t remember a year in the past that has been this beautiful

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CarlaH765
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We went on a drizzly grey afternoon in October, and there were still lots of people there. You would spend a lot of time or a short visit. Not many flowers this time of year, but interesting foliage and contrasts. More charming than gorgeous or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank signemspencer
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This is something that should be a must see if you are on the south side of Seattle and like outdoors activities. We went during the fall and the colors were amazing. You could easily spend a couple of hours exploring all of the ponds,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 17, 2018|
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Response from KubotaGardenFoundatn | Property representative |
Yes, dogs on leash are allowed. Please keep them on the trails and be sure to clean up after them. There are bags for your use next to the bulletin board adjacent to the parking lot.
January 19, 2018|
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Response from Ron D | Reviewed this property |
Their website has metro transit directions which basically is Rt. 106 from downtown Seattle or Renton. Sorry but can't put website here. Ron
Jonathan J
May 5, 2017|
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Response from KubotaGardenFoundatn | Property representative |
There is no cost. Kubota Garden is free.