The Seattle Bamboo Festival and Seattle Luoyang Peony Festival join forces to bring you the ancient, leafy beauty of bamboo and some of the most striking flowers on the planet...peonies and more peonies at their peak. Admission is free. Celebrate these twin treasures of Chinese horticulture this weekend (May 18-19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at the Seattle Chinese Garden.
You'll not only be able to check out progress on the newest pavilion at the garden, but view the first blossoms on more than 200 tree peonies donated to our Chinese garden by the city of Luoyang, considered the peony capitol of China. We're lucky to have more than 19 different varieties of Luoyang peonies, one of the most diverse collections of on the West Coast.
There's be a raffle for peonies, plant displays, a bamboo sale, artist demonstrations, as well as horticultural
talks and tips. Learn how to divide and prune bamboo. Riz Reyes of Landwave Gardens will give an illustrated talk on Sunday on the culture of peonies. Check out the Seattle Chinese garden website for a complete schedule of all the talks, demonstrations, and festivities...
The Seattle Chinese Garden is located on the South Seattle Community College campus in West Seattle at 6000 16th Avenue S.W. Parking is free, admission to the festival is free. Questions? Call the garden office at 206-934-5219, or email [email protected]