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From the Official Website:

“Designed by Seattle landscape designer and nurseryman Fujitaro Kubota, the elegant landscape of the Japanese Garden offers subtly shifting views along its meandering stroll paths. The coniferous trees surrounding the garden provide a dark backdrop for the bold colors of Japanese maples and meticulously-pruned pines and flowering trees.” 1

Meditative moods are evoked in the Sand & Stone Garden, designed by Koichi Kawana, professor of landscape architecture at the University of California.”


“We have been influenced by the Oriental attitude toward nature and the expression of it in Japanese and Chinese gardens. They have mastered the art of creating compositions using plants, earth and water, which induce visual and aesthetic emotions.”

Prentice Bloedel

1 Quoted from the garden’s official website.