Chongqing in China is a sister city to Seattle, and this relationship made creating this park possible. Inspired by the Sichuan gardens, this garden has landscape features based on the Yangtze River, and be decorated with Chinese plants. One of the park's main features, the Song Mei Pavilion, was actually made in Chongqing, shipped over, then assembled in Seattle by Chinese artisan. Other elements are expected to undergo the same treatment. And while it is quite frequently a place the local Chinese community uses to formally socialise, like any other garden, it's also a place of quiet relaxation. It's not complete as of this writing, but in the end, it is expected to have about 12 buildings.
Seattle Chinese Garden Hours
- The actual opening times of the garden are from dawn to dusk.
- At time around the yard, the garden is the location of Chinese festival celebrations. Check the attraction website to stay updated on upcoming events.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am to 5pm.
- Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
Knowing the Spring Courtyard:
- Tuesday to Sunday: 11:30 am to 5 pm.
- Closed Monday.
How to Reach Seattle Chinese Garden
- By Bus 125 stop 16th Ave SW & SW Findlay St.
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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0.34% of people who visit Seattle include Seattle Chinese Garden in their plan
50% of people start their Seattle Chinese Garden visit around 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Seattle Chinese Garden
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Seattle Chinese Garden
Seattle Chinese Garden Reviews & Ratings
So peaceful and the views are amazing. Me and my boyfriend liked watching the fish swim around in the ponds. Great place to relax.
Quiet, serene, spacious, had a variety of things. Large space with shade and sun. Bamboo, water, nice view, green grass, fruit trees, and blooms. Good for a walk. It’s larger than you think. We found a nice private path back of the temple and it was great! Nice gem in the middle of town.
Great potential, what has been completed, is beautiful, I believe most of the construction was done with Craftsman from Szechwan province. Too bad that the project seems to be stalled for years. It has so much potential. Do check out the College arboretum which shares the space. It has a very nice conifer collection, ponds, some wonderful plantings and views of downtown. A few awkward student structures and beds, but mostly very nice and worth a visit..
It’s a beautiful park. Photos don’t do it justice! Family friendly. $3.00 to park in the South Seattle College lot out front.
Beautiful place to walk around & look at the beautiful flowers.