2016  Calendar - it includes Garden Events,  Continuing Education lectures and more.


January 1 to February 28: Garden Closed

March 1 to March 31: Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

April 1 to August 31: Monday – Sunday 10 am – 7 pm

September 1 to September 30: Monday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

October 1 to October 31: Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

November 1 to November 30: Tuesday – Sunday  10 am – 4 pm

December 1 to December 31:  Garden Closed

NOTE: The Garden is closed on Mondays in March, October, & November.

* Admission rates and Garden activities vary according with our events schedule.

• 2016 Event Calendar, OPEN TO EVERYONE:

Haiku Day - April 17, 2016 (Sunday) 11.00am-3.00pm

CHILDREN'S DAY 子供の日 (kodomo no hi), May 30, 2016 (Monday) 10.00am-3.00pm

STUDENT ART SHOWCASE AND RECEPTION, June 18, 2016 (Saturday) 2.00pm-4.00pm

TANABATA FESTIVAL 七夕, July 9, 2016 (Saturday) 10.00am-7.00pm

Garden Party, July 29, 2016 (Friday) 6.00pm-8.30pm

WANDERING & WONDERING, August 21, 2016 (Sunday) 12.00pm-3.00pm

RESPECT FOR ELDERS DAY 敬老の日 (Keiro no Hi), September 12, 2016 (Monday) 10.00am-7.00pm

MOON VIEWING FESTIVAL お月見 (Otsukimi), September 17, 2016 (Saturday) 6.00pm-9.00pm

FALL PHOTOGRAPHY ART SHOW OPENING, September 24, 2016 (Saturday) 2.00pm-4.00pm

MAPLE VIEWING FESTIVAL 紅葉狩り (Momijigari), October 15 - 16, 2016 (Sat-Sun) 11.00am-3.00pm

Japanese Garden Unit 86 Continuing Education (open to guides and volunteers).

Events will take place in the TCR. Days of the week and times vary. Look for more detailed email information monthly—schedule is subject to change.
Our events take place in the Tateuchi Community Room. Days of the week and times vary. We will email detailed information before each event. The schedule is subject to change.

APRIL 6, Wednesday, 10–Noon
BOOK—Memories of Silk and Straw (1941) by Junichi Saga

APRIL 21, Thursday, 10–Noon
CLASS—Jeff McLaughlin, MD, and Tai Shinohara, MSW—Suzanne McLaughlin Children’s Program 

MAY 4, Wednesday, Noon–3
FILM—Rashomon (1950)—Akira Kurosawa, director

JUNE 16, Thursday, 10–Noon                 
CLASS—Reid Ozaki—Development of a Potter: Gardens, Bonsai, Ikebana, Chanoyu, and other influences

JULY 6, Wednesday, Noon–3 
FILM—Floating Weeds (1959)—Yasujiro Ozu, director

AUGUST 3, Wednesday, 10–Noon           
BOOK—Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back (2015) by Janice Nimura

AUGUST 18, Thursday, 10–Noon            
CLASS—Kathy Lantz and Unit 86 Plant List Committee—Native and Non-Native Evergreens
SEPTEMBER—No events scheduled          

OCTOBER 5, Wednesday, Noon–3         
FILM—The Wind Rises (2014)—Hayao Miyazaki, director

NOVEMBER 2, Wednesday, 10–Noon
BOOK—The Guest Cat (2014) by Takashi Hiraide; Just So Happens (2015) by Fumio Obata

NOVEMBER 17, Thursday, 10–Noon     
CLASS—Masa Mizuno, Garden Specialist—2016 Seattle Japanese Garden Update and Q and A

VARIOUS DATES: FIELD TRIPS Possible: Taoist retreat, Marenakos, papermaking demonstration —Dewey Webster welcomes your suggestions


  1. I think it would be good to mention if an event listed is free of charge (included with admission)or there is the additional fee (as for tea ceremony.)Or perhaps I missed something and such an information is already there, isn't it, Aleks? Anyway, great job!

  2. thanks, Sol, for pointing out that it's not clear for whom the calendar is intended; it's for the guides only, listing their continuous education lectures, meetings, etc. i fixed it now, spelling it out on the top of page.

    i might be making a 'public' calendar' later (if i figure out how to fit it in the left-side 'Garden Events' column) - then i'll try to accommodate the fee, etc. i just run through the SPR page, and seems like admission went up another buck

  3. Congratulations on the calendar, Aleks! Thanks for adding the monthly meetings. And for splendid pictures of the gorgeous blossoms for those who can't enjoy in person!


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