If you’ve ever visited Seattle, you will agree that it lives up to the stereotypes of being wet, rainy, and a little dreary.  There is, however, an incredibly bright and visually stunning spot in the midst of all the grey that makes up this sprawling city – Chihuly Gardens.  If you are looking for a way to spend some time in the city, be sure to add this to your list of “to-do’s” in Seattle!

Located next to the Space Needle and the EMO Museum, there’s plenty going on in the area and its worth the short walk from the city-center.


The glass displays at Chihuly Gardens are incredible!  They have so many vibrant colors, intricate designs, and are so impressive!!

Do you see the beauty of the ocean in this piece?


You’ll notice that every single piece on display is completely spotless.  There is not a single speck of dust, smudge, or a flaw anywhere to be found.

Don’t rock the boat!


The mounting techniques are equally impressive, giving off the illusion that the pieces are weightless and effortlessly sprouting from their displays.

What balance and movement!


The use of light in the dark spaces makes these pieces glow and the colors pop even more. It is electric!


Even the pieces that are located outdoors make you wonder how they withstand the weather and elements without being damaged.


Glass making is a highly-skilled and involved process that requires a special touch and patience while working with the delicate material. It takes a lot of training just to learn the basics principles of glass making.

Knowing the time and effort that goes into making a basic vase, seeing something as involved as Chihuly Garden gives you an even greater appreciation for these incredible works of art.

The glass shards on this piece are piercingly sharp

Admission to the gardens also provides you with a free digital photo and you can generally find coupons in any of the city guide books.


Chihuly Garden and Glass
Chihuly Garden and Glass

 Enjoy your time soaking up the colors and designs of these works of art at Chihuly Garden!

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  1. This is an incredible looking place! It is definitely on my list! I have seen it featured on Wheel of Fortune when I was watching with my dad and noted it to plan on going 🙂

  2. This looks so fascinating and beautiful. When I get back out there I will make this a must visit, I love unusual places like this!

  3. Wow, I had never heard of this before the other day and now I have seen two posts on it. This looks insane, I can only imagine the amount of work that went into creating it. They look so cool lit up.

  4. When I saw that first photo I thought it was some kind of exotic flower! what a neat idea for sculptures. Seattle looks like a really creative city!

  5. We saw the Chihuly exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum, and had the same questions: How did they get it to stay like that, and keep it from breaking? (The Dallas show was all outdoors!) We haven’t seen the Seattle exhibit – which is an awesome reason to plan a trip! 🙂 Great pictures – thanks for sharing!

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