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Chihuly Garden and Glass

The secret to Chihuly

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postedMarch 9, 2019

In Renowned rooms and gardens, we showcase botanical attractions and events, highlighting unique blooms and group offerings. Here, we take a closer look at Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, Washington.

Artist Dale Chihuly said, “I want my work to appear like it came from nature, so that if someone found it on a beach or in the forest, they might think it belonged there.”

During a visit to this Seattle attraction, groups can see Chihuly’s first collaboration with landscape architect Richard Hartlage.

“The garden at Chihuly Garden and Glass provides a rich and colorful backdrop for Dale Chihuly’s artwork,” says Amanda Whitver, public relations manager. “Through careful planning and ongoing plant additions, the garden changes through the seasons, offering guests a new experience every time they visit.”

This spring more than 5,000 daffodils will be the first blooms to appear in the garden. There are monthly tours with the attraction’s Gardening Team, a ladybug release on Earth Day Weekend (April 20–21) and other gardening workshops that teach participants about the Pacific Northwest’s spring plants.

Blooming in the summer are four unusual varieties of the garden’s hydrangea collection, and in the winter, garden-goers can see ornamental kales and dusty millers as well as the primrose collection from a specialist grower in France.

For more information, email Whitver or go to

Top photo by Chihuly Garden & Glass


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