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Review of Kubota Garden

Kubota Garden
Ranked #42 of 457 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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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 May 11, 2012

So many gardens these days require an entrance fee, but not Kubota Gardens. We went in the fall (beautiful leaves!) and look forward to checking it out again, now that the weather is so lovely. It's a beautiful place to stroll, with separate areas that each feel uniquely distinct in character. Very peaceful!

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Reviewed May 5, 2012

such a pretty garden. nice to just take a scroll with your camera on a laid back kinda day

1  Thank tsushima
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Not large, but a wide variety of plants organized in a natural setting

1  Thank Gary J
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

This garden inspires the artist in you. I like it best between mid May and mid July as a place to take in nature shaped, yet very Pacific Northwest.

1  Thank culturevulture94
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

big garden. Japanese garden and arboretum are more accurate.but still nice

1  Thank someone_from_redmond
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