Spirited Stone: Kubota Garden Exhibit

Seattle, WA


“I think that while we are here, we do what we can. Then the next generation comes along and does what they can. There is more to do and, if we strive for it, we will get it done.”
-Tom Kubota, Summer 1992


Spirited Stone: Kubota Garden Exhibit at the University of Washington Gould Hall, highlighted the recently published book Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden, the 2019 Master Plan Update, and the design for the future Visitor Center.

Exhibit Design
Spirited Stone: Kubota Garden

  • Client:Kubota Garden Foundation
  • Curator:Rachael Kitagawa
  • Collaborators:UW Department of Landscape Architecture, Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architects

The concept was to create excitement and curiosity, encouraging visitors to visit and learn from the unique garden. The design brought elements of Kubota Garden to the gallery, incorporating a ribbon of stone, the Rainforest Bell, and images of the garden.


The ribbon on stone leads visitors to excerpts from Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden which offer different perspectives of the Garden’s past, present, and future.


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