I recently traveled to Seattle to visit my niece who was 8 months pregnant. Needless to say I was not able to enjoy most of the things I normally do when I visit like hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park. After spending several days eating, including an evening spent enjoying way too much food at a Taste of West Seattle we went in search of a more healthy activity.
After much searching on the Internet and flipping through apps we found Kubota Garden. We laced up our tennis shoes (hiking boots are not necessary) and leashed up the dog (dogs on a leash are allowed) and headed out to see what the Kubota Garden was all about.
Turns out the Kubota Garden is beautiful and very easy to walk. We were there in the spring and the flowers and trees were in full bloom. The Kubota Garden is twenty acres of ponds, waterfalls, trees flowers and rocky outcroppings. And there are plenty of places to sit and relax. Even though Seattle was enjoying one of their rare spring heat waves the gardens offered enough shade that we were always comfortable.
Most of the garden is not wheelchair accessible and many of the paths are narrow and laced with rocks and tree roots. There are a number of large expanses of grass where you can sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. Facilities are very limited, there is a sani can but no drinking water or food is available for purchase.
We were at the Kubota Garden on a weekend and though there were people around it never felt crowded.