Kubota Garden Foundation Programs
Educational and Historical Support
The Foundation recruits and trains docents who conduct private and public educational tours throughout the year serving diverse groups from children through seniors. The Foundation also provides Self Guided Brochures with historical and horticultural information, a Teacher's Guide, an on-site and always changing kiosk at the garden, and a web site: www.kubota.org. The History Committee provides materials for museum and community displays.
Yearly Spring and Fall Plant Sales and supporter donations provide additional funding for garden projects.
The Foundation recruits volunteers to aid the professional garden staff through scheduled work parties which weed, groom, plant, and otherwise enhance the garden.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Totally funded by the Foundation, the bronze Entry Gate was designed and built by Gerry
Tsutakawa; the first wall section was completed in 2002. Three hundred and
eighty-five feet of additional traditional wall is now compete and capped in 2011. Seattle Community College, and Carpenter's and Mason's Unions training programs participated in the construction for which the Foundation obtained many material donations.
Funding, materials and labor are needed to extend the wall from 55th Avenue South to Renton Avenue South, thus enhancing both garden aesthetics and security.