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The <a href="https://www.seattlejapanesegarden.org/" target="_blank" title="https://www.seattlejapanesegarden.org/">Seattle Japanese Garden</a> — filled with babbling streams, rich flora, stepping stone bridges and mirror-like water features — is celebrating 60 years! Home to coy fish, stoic turtles and the ever-calming music of colorful songbirds, this 3.5-acre public garden was designed with help from the Tokyo Metropolitan Parks Division and others who laid out the winding gravel paths and picture-perfect landscape that surrounds them. It's currently closed to the public, but those who operate the garden said they plan on holding events to celebrate the recent milestone when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, put on some tea, relax and enjoy these photos! (Image: John Prentice)
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Happy 60th Anniversary to the Seattle Japanese Garden

For decades, The Seattle Japanese Garden has provided tranquility and serenity to all those who enter. Opened to the public on June 5th of 1960, the garden is filled with babbling streams, rich flora, stepping stone bridges and mirror-like water features, home to coy fish, stoic turtles and the ever-calming music of songbirds.

The three-and-a-half acre public garden was designed with help from the Tokyo Metropolitan Parks Division and others who laid out the garden's winding, manicured gravel paths and the picture perfect landscape that surrounds them.

Everywhere you look, you have a postcard-worthy view.

Expertly trained pines, willows and an active traditional Japanese teahouse grace the grounds, under the stewardship of Seattle Parks and the Arboretum Foundation. This place is the perfect setting to reflect and unwind.

The Seattle Japanese Garden is currently closed to the public but, those who operate the park say they plan on holding events to celebrate the garden's recent 60 year milestone when it is safe to do so.

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