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Seattle University--Gardens and Landscaping

First Hill--the campus is between Madison, Broadway, 12th Avenue, and Jefferson

Seattle University Landscaping

Japanese maple on the 12th Avenue campus entrance

 

One of Seattle’s lesser-known treasures is the campus of Seattle University.  The campus offers several features that make it worth exploring.

In this article, we will discuss the campus landscaping. The landscaping and gardens are a notable feature of the campus. 

One note about the landscaping is that Fujitaro Kubota, the gentleman who designed the splendid Kutoba Garden, also designed the horticulture on the campus in the 50’s and 60’s and selected many of the elegant trees that add visual interest to the campus.

The campus landscaping is composed of a number of individual gardens that are tied together by the campus walkways.  The entire campus is only 50 acres so a walk to see all of the campus is not a major undertaking.

 

Seattle University Landscaping

 

The landscaping is lovely any time of the year but spring foliage and the soft lighting of the spring sun combine to offer a delightful visual treat.  When school is in session, you can go into the Albers Building, buy an espresso, and enjoy the yellow and red Dale Chihuly tower installation.

 

Seattle University Landscaping

The lawn adjacent to the Administration Building and the Pigott Building

 

 Seattle University Landscaping

The campus entrance from Madison going between Hunthausen Hall and the Lynn Building

 

Seattle University Landscaping

 

Seattle University Landscaping

The lawn on the Campus Walk south of the Chapel of St. Ignatius

 

 

Seattle University Landscaping

The El Salvador Jesuit Martyrs Memorial Garden adjacent to the Pigott Building

Seattle University Landscaping

Detail from the sculpture in the Jesuit Memorial Garden

 

Seattle University Landscaping

 

 

Seattle University Landscaping

 

 

Seattle University Landscaping

 

The highlight of the campus landscaping is the large garden behind the Administration Building, an area bounded by Broadway and Madison.  You can enter the garden on the walkway by the Administration Building or by the entrance on Broadway that will lead you down steps to the garden.  This garden is absolutely serene and is a visual treat.  A walking path circles the garden. In May, the pink flower petals that fall on the ground in front of the shrine to Mary offer a colorful treat. The following photos are scenes from this garden.

Seattle University Landscaping

 

Seattle University Landscaping

 

 

Seattle University Landscaping

 

 

Seattle University Landscaping

 

Seattle University Landscaping

The lovely shrine to Mary with spring flower petals

 

Seattle University Landscaping

The University has detail on their web site about their gardens. Please click here to go to their web site.

 

Please click here to see a map of the campus.

 


 

Please click here to go to our web site article about visiting the Chapel of St. Ignatius.

 

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