Kubota Gardens

You've made it!  The last and final Seattle/Olympic recap post!  Feel proud of yourself that you've made it and stuck with me through all my endless posting...hello?  Is anyone still there?!

Anyway, for our last stop in Seattle we headed to the Kubota Garden, just a couple exits away from the airport.  Kubota is, yet again, a free garden in Seattle that's open to the public and blends Japanese concepts with a variety of Pacific Northwest plants.  This place is huge.  I think we only saw about a third of it.  There are main paths that lead to different areas of the garden and then there are a ton a little paths you can take that will take you...well, it's usually a mystery where you'll end up, but that's half the fun.  Again, it's dog friendly and a great spot for a picnic or just a relaxing stroll over little bridges and through endless bushes of rhododendron.  We had a great time walking around and exploring, even if it was a little difficult to find the entrance/exit at the end.

Everything is a bit overgrown, but in a charming and approachable way. 
Rhododendron everywhere you turn.
I love these, whatever they are?
A crazy little bridge over a pond.
We had a great time at Kubota Garden, walking around and taking random little paths to wherever they would lead us.  It's a great spot to kill time before a flight, or if you want a relaxing place to walk around that's a little outside the city, this is it.

So, that's it.  The last of the Seattle/Olympic National Park posts.  We had such a great time and it was a wonderful mix of nature and city.  I wouldn't have changed a thing about it.  Our favorite Olympic NP things was definitely Lake Crescent and our favorite Seattle thing was probably the market tour and all the delicious food we got to eat.  I can't wait to return someday and see a bunch of awesome stuff that we missed on this trip!  Oh, and eat lots of delicious seafood bisque!  Mmm.  

I hope you've enjoyed my horrendously drawn-out recap of our trip and I didn't bore you with too many pictures of flowers.  And no worries, you won't have to put up with another trip recap until October when we head to Texas.  Until then, lots of summer-time local Cincinnati/Ohio goodness.

1 comment:

  1. It's been great reading about this trip and seeing all your beautiful photos. I've been to that area several times and loved it but never saw most of this amazingly cool stuff!