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! 

Now landscaping in the North Garden, hill plantings and lawn restoration, is underway. Come and see the revived garden!

Related article: Read our article  “Kuni’s garden” from November 13th, 2018, and “A historical garden restoration: Kuni’s Garden” from June 21st, 2019.

VCA Garden Tour & Garden Party – June, 2019:

Mukai Farm & Garden is on the VCA Garden Tour this year! And the VCA Garden Party will be at Mukai. Click here for more information.