3rd Annual Bamboo Festival set for May 17-18

The third annual Bamboo Festival is scheduled for the weekend of May 17-18 at the Seattle Chinese Garden
from 10 am to 4 pm — Admission is free.

The event is sponsored by the American Bamboo Society Northwest Chapter and the Seattle Chinese Garden.

The festival features plant sales by specialty bamboo growers from Washington and Oregon and informal talks and demonstrations on planting and caring for bamboo, and even making a bamboo broom. Tools for bamboo care and books also will be available for purchase.

Visitors also can see several varieties of peonies now blooming in the new Luoyang tree peony garden

In the Chan Education Center near the Garden, Chinese artists and calligraphers will demonstrate painting of bamboo and peonies and the art of calligraphy. A juried photography show of Chinese Garden images also is on display.

Festival extras: A raffle for plants and other special items and sale of floral scarves from China and peony paintings.

Check the Garden website on May 13 for a schedule of talks and demonstrations.

The Seattle Chinese Garden is at 6000 16th Avenue SW at the north entrance to
South Seattle College.
www.seattlechinesegarden.orginfo@seattlechinesegarden.org • 206.934.5219

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