Thursday, May 26, 2011

Saturday, June 4 Tour of Chinese Garden: A Reminder

DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES
by Monzie

Here's a reminder that guide Dewey Webster is offering us a tour of the Chinese Garden (his other garden) at 1:30 pm, Saturday, June 4. Thanks, Dewey! 

The tour will leave from the garden's Discovery Center, a portable classroom at the entry courtyard and will last about an hour.  Admission is free for Seattle residents.

The garden is located at 6000 126th Avenue SW, adjacent to South Seattle Community College.   The garden is next to the arboretum, off the north parking lot.   An azumya in the arboretum offers a splendid view for those who would like to arrive around noon and enjoy a picnic lunch!

Carpooling from the Japanese Garden's parking lot is a good idea - allow 30 minutes for the drive going north to 520, west to I-5, south to the West Seattle bridge and follow frequent signs for exit and roads to South Seattle Community College.  

For background information, check www.Seattlechinesegarden.org and www.Portlandchinesegarden.org

P.S. Those who wish to carpool from Seattle Japanese Garden, please meet at the SJG parking lot at 12:30
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•  + Check this 8/15/10 Seattle Times article about Construction on Seattle's Sichuan-style Chinese garden - fragment from the article:
[...] The project was started 20 years ago to mark the establishment of sister-city ties between Seattle and Chongqing, now a municipality with more than 30 million people. It's designed as a space for local organizations to explore Chinese culture, language, arts and horticulture. [...]


[...]To build "Knowing the Spring Courtyard," the 21 artisans are applying some of the same methods and materials they've used for centuries. One marks a line with ink and a brush while two others pull a wooden-handled blade back and forth to make a cut. [...]

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