The Mukai Farm & Garden celebrates Vashon’s Japanese American and agricultural heritage. With its historic Craftsman house, Japanese gardens, acreage, and strawberry processing plant, Mukai is “how history lives.”

Feature: Kuni’s Garden

Peonies blooming in the North Garden

Peonies blooming in the North Garden

The Japanese Garden: Designed and installed during the 1930’s by Kuni Mukai, a Japanese immigrant, her “hill garden” features extensive rockwork, plantings and a surrounding pond.

Great progress has been made on the garden over the last two years. We hired a well known Pacific Northwest Landscape Architect Karen Kiest who completed a technical guidance plan for plant selection, rockery, site circulation and hardscape.

In the fall of 2018, the 90-year-old Japanese Garden pond was restored. How? Watch this video! 

Landscaping in the North Garden, hill plantings and lawn restoration completed in June, 2019.

Come and see the revived garden!

Related article:
“Kuni’s garden” – November 13th, 2018
“A historical garden restoration: Kuni’s Garden” – June 21st, 2019

VCA Garden Tour & Garden Party – June, 2019:

Over 750 visitors toured Mukai Farm & Garden as part of the annual Vashon Center for the Arts Garden Tour, June 22-23, 2019. At the kick-off “GALA” dinner on June 21, Friends of Mukai welcomed 150 guests including the Consul General of Japan, Yoichi Yamada to the property, just as Kuni Mukai shared her garden with the community 90 years ago. Read more:



Mukai House and garden is a wonderful event space with full kitchen facilities and seating for both large and intimate groups.
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