Seattle Japanese Garden at the Arboretum
On Jasper's birthday we paid a visit to the Seattle Japanese Garden at the Arboretum. The Seattle Japanese Garden is a 3.5 acre park located in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle. The garden is located in the southern end of the Washington park Arboretum on Lake Washington Boulevard East. The last time I visited the Seattle Japanese garden Jasper was a few short weeks away from being born. It was fun to be able to take him on such a glorious day for his first visit. The sun was shining, the leaves were gorgeous shades of red, yellow and orange. One of the gardeners was even kind enough to let Jasper rake the leaves for a few minutes. As I watched Jasper successfully maneuver a rake almost twice his size I could tell this was a highlight of his day. I love how children don't view anything as work- just play.
In addition to all the beautiful trees, there is a large koi filled pond, bridges, tea house, numerous benches to sit and enjoy the view and a few resident turtles. During our visit we were even fortunate to witness a blue heron swoop in and land in a tree by the pond.
Jasper hard at work!
I love Jasper's independent spirit. He does not care how far ahead he is of me as long as when he stops and turns around he can see me.
1075 Lake Washington Blvd. Seattle, WA 98112. Parking is free.
Adults 18-64: $6
Youths 6–17, Senior Adults 65+, College students with ID, & Disabled: $4
Children 0-5: FREE
Nov 1 – Nov 30: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am – 4 pm