My buddies Amberlina and Lola are in town this weekend and one of the things on our to do list was to check out the Japanese Tea Garden in Seattle. Have you been?
If you live in the Seattle area, you really need to stop over at the Japanese Gardens. It was one of the most serene, beautiful places I’ve ever visited. It was designed by a Japanese garden designer, Juki Iida in 1960–which means it has had 53 years to mature. And seriously, it is exactly what you would imagine a Japanese garden to be like.
Apparently this year, they are piloting a new program where you can schedule weddings. But don’t get your hopes up because you have to go through an application process and they are only accepting a handful of couples. I totally would want to get married here. You wouldn’t have to do anything but buy a dress–the flowers and ambiance are already provided.
The park is only 3 1/2 acres, but it packs a lot in. There are walking paths that twist through immaculately landscaped gardens.
I think my favorite spot was the little bridge over the pond though. I’m not sure what the tall tiny purple flowers were, but I need a few for my wooded backyard. Oh and the moss. It was amazing. How weird is that? Who on earth gets excited about moss?
If you get the chance, Go! You’ll love it.
Seattle Japanese Tea Garden
1075 Lake Washington Blvd E
Seattle WA 98112