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Neototems Children's Garden

This garden is located north of the Pacific Science Center, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues at John St. It was designed by artist Gloria Bornstein in collaboration with Landscape Architect Kenichi Nakano and Seattle Center horticultural staff. It was installed in 2001.

A 5’ tall bronze whale calf tail, dripping water (as if fresh from a dive) is the centerpiece of this interactive sea garden for young children. Other features include interactive boulders and rocks surrounding “tide pools” and bronze sculptures of an octopus on a rock, a small school of blow fish and a flying pig.

The surrounding garden plants were chosen to provide a context for the sea creatures and are meant to evoke images of intertidal areas. White blooming heather surrounding the tide pools is meant to represent sea foam with the undulating hedges behind the heather representing the incoming waves.



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