Take a Stroll through Seattle’s Hidden Oasis: Kubota Garden

Finding Serenity in Seattle Discovering a Tranquil Escape in a Nearby Japanese Garden

Living in Seattle for 9 years, I often seek solace in a nearby Japanese garden.

Writer Aleenah Ansari standing on a red bridge at Kubota Garden in Seattle

The writer enjoys visiting south Seattle’s Kubota Garden, where there are 20 acres of nature to explore. -Aleenah Ansari

Living in Seattle, amidst the ever-growing high-rises and bustling streets, sometimes we fashionistas need an escape from the city’s madness. And lo and behold, I have found just the sanctuary – Kubota Garden in the Rainier Beach area! This hidden gem, with its 20 acres of lush greenery, is the perfect fashionista retreat.

Now, picture this, my dear fashion lovers: strolling hand in hand with your partner through a garden that is just as vibrant and beautiful as your latest fashion accessory. Ah, the romance! Kubota Garden is not just any garden; it’s the place where my relationship with my now-fiancée bloomed and blossomed. Talk about love in full bloom!

Oh, and did I mention that this article is a part of the “Everyday Adventurer” series? This means it’s all about embracing adventures that are just a hop, skip, and drive away. Trust me, darlings, Kubota Garden is the ultimate adventure in style!

One of my absolute favorite spots to explore in Kubota Garden is the Kusaga lantern from Japan. It adds an exotic flair to the surrounding nature. And here’s a fun fact for you: Kubota Garden is open every single day, from sunrise to sundown. Isn’t that a fashion miracle? As a Muslim, having a place to escape to on Christmas is quite a fashion blessing!

Now, let’s talk about the aesthetics of this secret haven. Imagine entering the garden and being greeted by a stone sign, leading you into a world of stone bridges and Japanese stone walls. It’s like stepping into a fairytale, isn’t it? And to truly immerse yourself in the experience, grab a map and embark on a self-guided tour. Trust me, discovering the hidden wonders of this garden is a treasure hunt like no other.

Ah, the pièce de résistance: the red Moon Bridge. This bridge is not just steep; it’s a metaphor for the difficulty of living a good life. “Hard to walk up and hard to walk down,” as the garden’s map and brochure eloquently put it. Walking on that bridge, I couldn’t help but feel like a graceful fashion model defying gravity. Just imagine the Instagram-worthy shots you can capture on this mystical bridge!

Even with other visitors around, fear not, my fashion-forward friends, for Kubota Garden never fails to provide moments of peace and tranquility. And if you’re feeling extra fancy, why not join a free guided tour? They happen on the fourth Sunday of every month. Not only will you learn fascinating facts, but you’ll also make the volunteers’ day, giving them an opportunity to show off their fashion knowledge – all for the price of a smile!

Now, my dear fashionistas, picture yourself and your loved one in this picturesque garden, naming trees and plants like seasoned fashion experts. It’s the ultimate couple activity! Or why not spice up your walks with thought-provoking questions, like the ones from the famous New York Times article, “The 36 Questions that Lead to Love” or We’re Not Really Strangers? Imagine digging deeper into each other’s souls while surrounded by nature’s embrace. It’s like an intimate fashion show of emotions!

As the seasons change, so do we. And with each visit to Kubota Garden, my fiancée and I witness our own growth and transformation. It’s our refuge from the chaos of our busy lives, where we can unplug from our day jobs and businesses and connect with each other in the most fashionable way possible – amidst nature’s runway.

So, my dear fashion-forward readers, next time you find yourself longing for a fashion escape, remember Kubota Garden. It will welcome you with open arms, ready to embrace your stylish spirit. And who knows, you might even discover a new fashion inspiration between the leaves and petals.

Ah, the beauty of fashion and nature intertwining – it’s a love affair that never goes out of style!

Tell us, fashionistas, have you ever found solace in a garden like Kubota Garden? Share your fashion adventures and escapades in the comments below. Let’s celebrate the beauty of hidden gems together!