Kubota Garden Crew Quarters and Master Plan Update

Seattle, WA


In 1927 Fujitaro Kubota purchased five acres of swampland in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle and began his garden as a landscape business.

Crew Quarters and Master Plan Update
3,200 sq ft

  • Client:Kubota Garden Foundation
  • Photography :Joy Okazaki

Kubota Garden has evolved over time, expanding and transitioning into a public garden. The Crew Quarters project positions a pair of structures around a courtyard for Seattle Parks and Recreation gardeners.


The courtyard contains areas for plant storage and serves as the stage for the annual plant sale. The primary building serves as a meeting room and offices for the garden staff.


In 2012, the master plan for Kubota Garden was updated, documenting the development and changes to the Garden since 1990. It also served to identify future planned projects still such as the Visitor Center and the now complete Overlook Terrace.


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