Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bucket List #50 | Kubota Garden

Our Seattle bucket list is a list of adventures we're hoping to have while Landon studies at the University of Washington for the next several years. To view all of our bucket list posts, click here.
Cousin Chel came to visit this past weekend. (Yay!) She was here for a librarian conference (jealously), from which she brought back approximately 700 advanced reader copy books. At least 10 of them are in a pile on my nightstand, waiting to be read. (Thanks Chel!) But that is another story...

Anyway, the conference was on Sunday so Saturday we decided to go adventuring. Since we're all kinda poor post-Christmas, we looked for something free to do in the city. We settled on the Kubota Garden. The Garden was landscaped by a Japanese emigrant in 1927, and eventually acquired by the city of Seattle and made into a public park. I love all the parks here!

The garden is over 20 acres of plants, water features, and paths. I'm not sure we explored the entire thing - it was a little cold - but we did walk through a lot of it. There was some beautiful landscaping, and it was nice to get outside, and for Walt to have room to run around.

We'll be interested to go back in the spring and summer and see some of these plants in bloom. Overall, we had a fun experience, but it wasn't as awesome as some of the gardens we've seen.

We'd rate the Kubota Garden:
Somewhere in between "most awesome thing to see in Seattle" and "Don't bother." If you're planning to take a tour of Boeing, I think Kubota Garden would make a great place to have lunch before or after.

 Beautiful place, fun day, awesome company. Overall, it was a great trip to south Seattle!

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