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Seattle — By Mary Jo Manzanares on November 15, 2009 at 10:03 am

Seattle Photo Op: Fall Colors at the Japanese Gardens

Beautiful fall colors in the Japanese Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum.

Beautiful fall colors in the Japanese Gardens - Washington Park Arboretum

Details:  The Japanese Gardens are located in the Washington Park Arboretum, and are a favorite place to walk (all year round), as well as to catch the Japanese Tea ceremony at the Tea House.

The gardens were designed in Japan, and were constructed under the direction of Japanese landscape architects, giving the three and a half acres garden as much authenticity as possible.  Plats hear include azaleas, Japanese maples, rhododendrons, camellias, evergreens, mosses, and ferns.

The larger arboretum consists of 230 acres, so the Japanese Gardens are a bit of self-contained respite from the rest of the park.

Although the tea ceremonies won’t be conducted again until spring, the beautiful fall foliage should provide enough of a temptation to make the visit.  Dress warm, as it can get a bit chilly.

The Japanese Gardens (map) are located north of Madison Street in the Arboretum (map).

Photo credit: brianholsclaw @flickr

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