Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at Seattle Center. Situated at the foot of the iconic Space Needle, it combines Northwest native plants, selected ornamentals and an imaginative collection of glass art. Here are a few images of this unique garden.
To get to the Garden, you first tour the Glass exhibit, and then walk through a glass house, pictured above, which leads out into the Garden.
The orange garden is pure whimsey. I imagine that the daylilies in the foreground have yellow-orange blooms, but even without bloom, this bed is eye catching.
Note: all of these photos were taken when the Garden opened two years ago. As plants have matured, it undoubtedly looks quite a bit different. Which leads me to my only complaint about this exhibit. It would be nice to be able to visit just the Garden, without having to buy a ticket for both the Garden and the Glass exhibit. After all, plants are constantly changing, but the glass, once blown, stays the same.
That said, the interior Glass exhibit is well worth a visit at least once for its remarkable collection of Chihuly glass. And if you are hungry, you'll also enjoy the attached Collections Cafe, with excellent food served amid Chilhuly's collections of toy trucks, transistor radios, and more. Be sure to look up at the ceiling!
Chihuly Garden and Glass is located on the grounds of Seattle Center. For information on hours, ticket prices and more, click here.