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Kubota Garden in Seattle, Washington is a public garden that is now owned by the City of Seattle and maintained by the Department of Parks & Recreation. In 1981, it was designated an Historical Landmark of the City of Seattle. The garden is free to the public and open daylight hours.

The garden was originally created and maintained for many years by Fujitaro Kubota, an Issei that came to the United States in 1907 from Shikoku. He was entirely self-taught as a gardener. He established the Kubota Gardening Company in 1923. In 1927, he began his garden. It was used as a design and display center for his business, as well as a nursery to grow plant materials for gardens installed by the company. They also shared access to the garden to the local Nikkei community for social and cultural activities.

Much of the signage at Kubota Garden is carved/engraved into stone. This is the signage announcing the garden at the street where you turn onto the road to get to the entrance. The back of this large rock has the same signage. This photo was taken on July 7, 2007.

Kubota Garden
9817 55th Avenue S.
Seattle, Washington 98118

Information above is from the Kubota Garden website: www.kubota.org. The site includes a brief history, photos, schedule of events, wedding & tour information, membership info, event info, map, and directions.

vkm — Last modified Jul 18 2018 12:20 p.m.

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