Japanese Garden, Seattle, WA

Home Inspector with Charles Buell Inspections Inc.

Japanese Garden     Along with the Conservatory (and not too far from each other), there is another very cool place in Seattle to visit---whether you are playing tourist or live here all the time---called the Japanese Garden, at the Washington Park Arboretum. 

     Here is a little photo tour to give you just a taste of the trails and visual feasts at this little patch of serenity.  Every time I visit the Garden I wonder why I don’t go back more often.  Isn’t that the way it is though?  We will scrimp and save to visit some far off exotic place and neglect the things that are right in our own back yard.  The very places that someone in a far off place is scrimping and saving to come and see.

South Entrance to the Japanese Gardens

One of the bridges

Reflect on this

 Nutsy’s house

I may be slow but I am ahead of you.


Reflect on this.

And this

Another bridge.

Don’t give me any Carp!

Home sweet home!

Inspector’s dream.

Water fall. 

Charles Buell

Seattle Home Inspectors, ASHI Home Inspector, Licensed Home Inspector, Structural Pest Inspector, Charles Buell Inspections Inc, Seattle, WA


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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate

beautiful photos.... thank you.

Sep 29, 2009 08:25 AM #1
Marcy Eastham
Town & Country Realty Corvallis Oregon - Corvallis, OR

I haven't been to Seattle's Japanese Garden in years.  Portland has a lovely one as well.  Beaautiful photos, Charles.  Thanks for sharing!

Sep 29, 2009 08:52 AM #2
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Alan, thanks

Marcy, thanks----I will have to put Portland's on my list.

Sep 29, 2009 09:11 AM #3
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Mr Charles,

Had you taken some time, and put some effort into this, it seems to me that you could have put in a very pretty photo of a squirrel working there.


Sep 29, 2009 10:36 AM #4
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

I've been to Seattle and I can definitely say, it's a beautiful city.

Your photos just confirms it one more time.

Sep 29, 2009 10:39 AM #5
Kate Ford
Get-Your-Best-Mortgage-Rate.com - San Diego, CA
Ask Kate a mortgage question...

Charles, I have been AWOL due to a project so coming back today I went to leave a comment here and noticed a very interesting post just below this. So quickly I will say this is serene and I agree with exploring near home. Case in point, you know how much we like Red Rock!


Now off to a Wallenda Report below. I'm sure I will have a comment to leave there also.

Sep 29, 2009 11:40 AM #6
Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!

I haven't been to the Japanese Garden since I was a kid with my dad, thanks for the memmories Charles!
What a great day to be alive!

Sep 29, 2009 01:37 PM #7
Leslie Helm
Tennessee Recreational Properties - Jamestown, TN
Real Estate For Trail Riders

Hi, Charles. WOW...what a wonderful place! I especially enjoyed the picture of the turtles! And the koi.

Sep 29, 2009 05:29 PM #8
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Nutsy---does not compute

Kate, yes I do know what you mean about Red Rock.

Paul, you are welcome, my pleasure

Leslie, yup---a really wonderful place.

Sep 29, 2009 07:21 PM #9
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Craig---wasn't ignoring you----come visit again!

Sep 29, 2009 07:24 PM #10
Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®
RE/MAX Vision Quest - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Charles, love the photos, especially the one with the turtles...precious.  It is so true, we so often neglect to visit our own city/state sites.

Sep 29, 2009 08:38 PM #11
Amy McAllister
Amy McAllister Realty LLC - Hood River, OR
REALTOR Hood River, Oregon

Very nice photos. Looks like a beautiful place!

Sep 29, 2009 11:16 PM #12
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Rebecca, the turtles were out getting their last sun for the year no doubt

Amy, thanks---very beautiful

Sep 29, 2009 11:36 PM #13
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Turtles and fish are such pond hogs.  I need to do something about that...


Very kindly,



Oct 01, 2009 05:44 AM #14
David Aanderud
Seattle, WA

I love this place..thanks for reminding me that I need to go back!!!

Oct 01, 2009 05:24 PM #15
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Croakster---didn't see any frogs but I did see this cool crayfish:)


David, thanks for stopping by---beautiful time of year to check it out again!

Oct 01, 2009 05:37 PM #16
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