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Garden Workshops

March 25 Terrariums | April 15 Ikebana

Dale Chihuly has said, “I want my work to appear like it came from nature, so that if someone found it on a beach or in the forest, they might think it belonged there.” With the distinction of being the first natural environment created specifically to showcase a Chihuly exhibition, the garden at Chihuly Garden and Glass offers a special look at the interaction of plants and Chihuly’s work. 


8:00am registration | 8:15am program start
March 25 

$74 per person (+tax) 
A terrarium creates a unique environment for plant growth, as the transparent walls allow for both heat and light to enter the vessel. This form is great for humidity loving plants. 

Chihuly Garden and Glass invites you to design your own terrarium inspired by Chihuly’s connection between glass art and natural environments. Participants will work with the exhibition’s horticulturist team to build a terrarium in a unique glass vessel blown at the Chihuly Garden and Glass’ Community Hot Shop. Your terrarium will display a unique arrangement of plants selected by our horticulture team. 



7:45am registration | 8:00am program start

April 15

$94 per person (+tax)

Explore the beauty of ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging, at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Designed for all levels, this workshop introduces the basic ikebana rules and techniques as practiced by the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Led by a local instructor who holds the highest teaching rank, Megumi Schacher, you will have an opportunity to create a flower arrangement in a unique vase blown at the Chihuly Garden and Glass’ Community Hot Shop.

 Dale Chihuly drew inspiration from this traditional art for his series, Ikebana, and interpreted it in a way that is uniquely his own. Following the workshop, you can explore the galleries and see Chihuly’s Ikebana Boat to contemplate how the two art forms of glassblowing and ikebana can inspire your own creativity. 

Additional details:

Participants should be prepared for varying weather conditions. Space Needle Valet will not be open for this program. Please see website for other public parking options.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact programs@chihulygardenandglass.com

Programs at Chihuly Garden and Glass
Dale Chihuly pushes boundaries to express his vision. He creates things we’ve never seen before, and has changed the way we think about art. A walk through the Galleries, the Garden and into the Glasshouse is an immersive experience that sparks wonder and inspiration. Through programming, Chihuly Garden and Glass is offering innovative ways to experience the color, inventiveness and scale in Chihuly’s art.

"Do Not Miss"

Thought we were killing an hour but was the highlight of our day. No photographs could do it justice. We are seasoned travelers and one of the best exhibits I have ever seen.


Reviewed October 29, 2015 on TripAdvisor


Visit during the evening and you'll be delighted by the garden spectacle. Chihuly's glass sculptures come alive through the vibrant showcase amongst nature - its best context! A feast for your eyes and imagination.


Reviewed October 29, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"A must when visiting Seattle!"

This exhibit is absolutely amazing! I have visited Seattle many times and this was my first visit to Chihuly and I cannot believe it took me so long! The glass is breathtaking and each piece is beautiful and unique. I HIGHLY recommend visiting when your in the city.


Reviewed October 29, 2015 on TripAdvisor


What a wonderful exhibit! This was a total surprise to me and it was a visit to remember. Each exhibit was breath taking and fortunately there is a series of short films explaining the process. To my mind this is a must see in Seattle.


Reviewed June 2, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Amazing. Go here."

Amazing art, great venue- great setting. Flawless. Don't miss this place. Went with a 3 year old and she was even impressed. Amongst lots of Seattle tourist destinations- easy to get to. Seriously, go here!


Reviewed May 4, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"A wonderful treasure"

Photos cannot do this exhibition justice. As I wandered from room to room my reaction was a continual WOW. Then to head out into the Garden and see Glass sculptures matching the flower gardens - that was beautiful. If I had more time in Seattle, I would have loved to have visited again.


Reviewed May 4, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Don't miss it!"

An amazing and beautiful exhibition of craft glass. I'm not usually impressed by this sort of stuff but the scale, variety and lighting of these very elegant glass sculptures is amazing. The gardens, with glass and flowers contrasting and blending, are also very relaxing - if it wasn't for the traditional Seattle drizzle!


Reviewed May 4, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Beautiful, peaceful and one of a kind..."

A great way to spend a couple of hours. Take your time strolling through the museum. Part of the museum is a theater with several short films about Chihuly - take the time to watch them, they are interesting. Take plenty of pics, some of the most beautiful colors! Also great is the fact that you can buy your ticket via a kiosk outside, will save you tons of time. You can also buy a joint ticket for the space needle and the museum. One fun tip: in the garden in the afternoon there is a blue glass ball that has a beautiful reflection of the space needle. it is one of my favorite pictures from my trip to Seattle.


Reviewed May 4, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Glass at it's Very Finest"

You will find no other display of glass works as plentiful and as beautifully mastered as Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass. Whether you have ever blown glass or not, you will be left amazed.


Reviewed May 3, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Moved me to tears"

I am not an artistic person, but I did connect with the display at this museum. The presentations of Native American art was small but well displayed. I love to garden and the use of glass outside as a natural drop was creative and spectacular.


Reviewed May 3, 2015 on TripAdvisor


If you are not familiar with Chihuly, you will be amazed. Wide variety of works representing his artistry over the years. The outdoor gardens are spectacular, and if you are observant, you will find glass orbs with the Space Needle reflected in them!


Reviewed May 2, 2015 on TripAdvisor