Peony & Bamboo Festival coming to the Seattle Chinese Garden

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The weather is warming up, the sun is appearing more often, and we're getting ready for our most popular annual festival ~ a wonderful event for all ages.

Seattle Chinese Garden ~ Fifth Annual


Peony & Bamboo Festival


Saturday/Sunday April 22–23 ~ 10 AM to 4 PM

Potted Luoyang tree peonies will be available for purchase on April 8, April 15, and April 22–23. See more details below.

Core Festival Programs Include:

Lion Dance on Saturday, April 22 at 11:30 Cultural entertainment ~ music, dance, martial arts Peony and bamboo painting demonstrations Specialty bamboo for purchase from NW growers Plant care tips, talks, and demonstrations Children's entertainment and craft activities Pacific Science Center Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit Booth and more!

$5 suggested adult donation


Cosponsored by:

  • American Peony Art and Culture Association
  • American Bamboo Society Northwest Chapter

Collaborations with:

  • Confucius Institute of the State of Washington
  • Pacific Science Center 

Potted Luoyang Tree Peonies for Purchase!

Saturday April 8 and April 15 ~ 10 AM to 1 PM
(AND Saturday/Sunday, April 22–23, 10 AM to 4 PM or until sold out)

This year we have 90 plants for sale from among 10 varieties that range over the color spectrum. Luoyang peonies are exceptionally high quality and hardy. Approximately 25 to 30 plants will be available for sale on the dates below, with an initial limit of two plants per customer. Larger purchases may be possible if we have a good supply remaining on April 22–23.

Cost is $85 per plant.

Plants will be sold in the forecourt on the south side of Knowing the Spring Courtyard.

Seattle Chinese Garden

Use the North Entrance at South Seattle College
(6000 16th Avenue SW)
Park in the big lot or the small lot just east of the Chan Center (on your left).
The pathway to the Garden is between the Chan Center and the SSC Arboretum.

If you have day of sale questions, please contact:
Phil Wood, SCG Horticulture Chair

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