Seattle Chinese Garden
“Silver Red” — one of the peony varieties sent to the Seattle Chinese Garden from the City of Luoyang — bloomed at the garden in early May.

Double Festival Celebrates Treasures of Chinese Horticulture Saturday & Sunday, May 18-19

Seattle Bamboo Festival & Seattle Luoyang Peony Festival at Seattle Chinese Garden

— 10 am to 4 pm / FREE Admission

The Seattle Chinese Garden is presenting a double festival May 18 and 19 focused on two prized plants in Chinese horticulture.

They will celebrate the first blossoms on more than 200 tree peonies recently donated by China’s “peony capital” — the City of Luoyang, where the treasured plants have been cultivated for 1,500 years. The garden has nineteen varieties of Luoyang peonies, ranking it as one of the most diverse collections in any public garden on the West Coast.

The double festival features plant displays, a raffle for Luoyang peony plants, bamboo sales, horticultural talks and tips for planting and caring for bamboo and peonies, educational and cultural displays, artist demonstrations, and more. On display and, possibly for sale, will be blossoms of 1,000 cut peony stems shipped from Luoyang.

A complete schedule of all talks and demonstrations will be available by May 16 at

You can download the current schedule at the link above.

American Bamboo Society, Northwest Chapter
American Peony Arts and Culture Association

Location: The Seattle Chinese Garden is at South Seattle Community College in West Seattle, 6000 16th Avenue SW. Free parking is available at the SSCC North Entrance lot. More detailed driving directions are at:

Garden Office: 206-934-5219 /

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