This family friendly event, celebrating two of China’s horticultural treasures, kicks off with a rousing lion dance at 11 am on Saturday. A festival centerpiece is the tree peony display garden with more than 400 plants of two dozen varieties from Luoyang, China’s peony capital for more than 1,500 years.
Festival activities include talks and demonstrations on plant care, plant sales including unusual varieties of bamboo from specialty growers in Washington and Oregon, cultural entertainment and Chinese artist painting demonstrations, and sale of art and craft items. Plus, Chinese food booths will offer a variety of dishes and snacks. Visit the SCG website on April 14 for the schedule of activities.
Suggested adult donation is $5.
Download the festival flyer here.
American Peony Art and Culture Association
American Bamboo Society Northwest Chapter
Seattle Chinese Garden
6000 16th Avenue SW, South Seattle College, north entrance
206.934-5219 (noon to 5 pm, T-W-F)
West Seattle, Washington