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Kubota Gardens Tour
October 10, 2022 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm
Oct 10 (Monday) Tour the beautiful Kubota Gardens — Walk 1 to 2 miles in the sloping gardens.
Hidden in South Seattle, Kubota Garden is a stunning landscape that blends Japanese garden concepts with native Northwest plants. It is a 20-acre site in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle. This enchanting garden was started in 1927 by Fujitaro Kubota, a Japanese emigrant. Today, it is maintained as a public park.
A fun piece of church history: During the time of the Covid closure of formal activities, several of us decided the explore the Kubota Gardens. We were careful about the various protocols, including the recommended social distancing. The Gardens are enchanting, and we were especially delighted to see a very small group with our very own Pastor Aaron presiding over an infant baptism (immediate family only). They were on a picturesque arched bridge, and the sight of this sacred ritual in such a beautiful setting felt like a blessing for us to witness—at a distance, of course!
Due to the garden’s proximity to the Damascus Church, we invite our Kindred friends to join us. After strolling around, we can go to lunch. Perhaps our Kindred friends will suggest a local restaurant for us!
Meet: 9:45 in the West UPC Parking Lot. We will depart at 10 am.
Cost: Please pay the driver of the carpool $10
Bring: Dress appropriately for the weather with sturdy walking shoes. Camera
Contact: Suzanne Lee-Odell for questions or to sign-up; email is preferable: firstname.lastname@example.org. Home: 425.392.6742, Mobile: 425.241.1393