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Pretty, free parking & admission

Went with family to take family photos. Was very crowded the day we went; parking was horrendous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer S
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Amarillo, Texas
Spectacular Gardens!!! Must see!

Absolute treasure. Total treat to tour this twenty acre garden of special trees, rocks and bridges... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BathMonkey
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Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 visit. Pets allowed. Recommended.

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 out of the city.

1  Thank MrNjorl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 open; and some paths are tiny, rustic, and curving through the foliage. Some areas are just full of plants; and some have ponds, streams, and manmade structures. My favorite area is around the Japanese bridge and smaller stone bridges. And one of the best things about Kubota Garden is that it's totally free! No entrance fee; no parking fee. If you're alone, it's a great place for quiet contemplation.

1  Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Carla H
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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 dramatic.

Thank signemspencer
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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, waterfalls and scenery. An amazing spot for photographers. Has free parking and free admission!

Thank MayfieldParrish
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Kubota Gardens is wonderful. Easy parking and free admission. Garden is fairly large with many beautiful little ponds and bridges, all very well maintained. There are lots of nooks and crannies, but it's not hard to get lost, just follow any main pathway to get back to the parking lot. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

The only improvement would be the restrooms, there are none, just Honey Buckets. When we were there, one was out of toilet paper, and the other was in need of being emptied out.

Thank DeeFry
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

It's a great story of how this place came to be and wonderful how it has been maintained. A real gem in a part of town I'll bet many have not visited - worth the trip and just off the highway

Thank nichpr
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

A large botanical garden that is designed in the style of a maze. It is difficult to navigate. There are very few signs to navigate the garden and no signage to guide back to the entrance.

Thank Gerry D
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