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Japanese Garden at Washington Park Arboretum was designed as a stroll garden, a style that dates from the early years of Japan’s Edo period (1603–1868). Large in scale, these gardens feature a central pond surrounded by a meandering path and are designed to be experienced as journeys past scenes from nature, literature, and art.

In the summer Arboretum Bulletin—a special issue honoring the Seattle Japanese Garden’s 60th Anniversary—garden writer and designer Corinne Kennedy takes readers on a guided excursion through our Garden’s varied landscapes.


(Photo by Aurora Santiago)