Bellevue Botanical Gardens

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Bellevue Botanical Gardens

From the business The Bellevue Botanical Garden develops, maintains and displays plant collections in a park setting for the purposes of research, horticultural demonstration and passive recreation. Learn more about Bellevue Botanical Garden , Opens a popup Specialties The Bellevue Botanical Garden develops, maintains and displays plant collections in a park setting for the purposes of research, horticultural demonstration and passive recreation. Report

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

With 300,000 visitors a year, the garden is one of the city’s most popular destinations – the perfect place for a quiet moment to enjoy the beauty of the Northwest. Docents offer guided tours, providing details about the plants and displays. The Bellevue Botanical Garden opened in 1992 and thrives because of strong community support, including a partnership between the city and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society (BBGS). Many of the links below will take you to the BBGS web page.

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

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The Bellevue Botanical Garden is an urban refuge, encompassing 53-acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands. The living collections showcase plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwest. Our demonstration of good garden design and horticulture techniques inspire visitors to create their own beautiful, healthy gardens. We provide a place of beauty, serenity, and learning for thousands of visitors each year. There are also many fun things to do throughout the seasons: plant sales, community celebrations, summer concerts, art exhibits and holiday light festivities.

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is an urban refuge, encompassing 53-acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands. The living collections showcase plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwest. Our demonstration of good garden design and horticulture techniques inspires visitors to create their own beautiful, healthy gardens.

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is an urban refuge, encompassing 53-acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands. The living collections showcase plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwest.

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

Rental Facilities: The Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden was completed in 2014 and is the ideal setting for meetings, events, classes, lectures and plant sales. Use of facilities is restricted to non-profit group activities, with priority given to Garden partner groups conducting business in support of Garden operations. Check availability and make reservations though the Facilities Coordinator at 425-452-2750 or email your inquiry to BBGRentals@bellevuewa.gov .

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

I've been wandering around the Bellevue Botanical Garden for over 15 years and it just keeps getting better and more interesting. Now they've added a community center, learning center, an amazing and beautiful Holiday Light Show, a suspension bridge and open forest walks.

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

Kassey22000 seattle Level Contributor 50 reviews 4 attraction reviews 12 helpful votes “Beautiful place to wander, discover, and learn.” Reviewed March 6, 2017 I've been wandering around the Bellevue Botanical Garden for over 15 years and it just keeps getting better and more interesting. Now they've added a community center, learning center, an amazing and beautiful Holiday Light Show, a suspension bridge and open forest walks. Helpful? 1 Thank Kassey22000 Report

“Beautiful place to wander, discover, and learn.” Reviewed March 6, 2017 I've been wandering around the Bellevue Botanical Garden for over 15 years and it just keeps getting better and more interesting. Now they've added a community center, learning center, an amazing and beautiful Holiday Light Show, a suspension bridge and open forest walks. Helpful? 1 Thank Kassey22000 Report

I recently visited the Bellevue Botanical Garden during my photography class. I was skeptical about going during the winter, however, it was still very peaceful wandering around. Great place to practice photography as well! I'm really excited to check it out in the spring and will definitely make the drive over from Seattle again. There's also plenty of free parking and it's free to enter the garden. The restrooms are clean and the grounds are well maintained. The suspension bridge is really cool to walk across. Take a picnic with you when the weather gets warmer and enjoy our beautiful PNW nature!

I recently visited the Bellevue Botanical Garden during my photography class. I was skeptical about going during the winter, however, it was still very peaceful wandering around. Great place to practice photography as well! I'm really excited to check it out in the spring and will definitely make the drive over from Seattle again.There's also plenty of free parking and it's free to enter the garden. The restrooms are clean and the grounds are well maintained. The suspension bridge is really cool to walk across. Take a picnic with you when the weather gets warmer and enjoy our beautiful PNW nature!

A hidden gem that improves each time I visit. The Holiday Light Show is delightful. Located 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, Washington and admission is free. Quiet and peaceful but well loved. This 54 acre property includes a rock garden, water garden, fuchsia and dahlia garden, plus much more. I can spend three hours here plus. Parking is easy.

kathleenvoyageur Redmond, Washington Level Contributor 43 reviews 13 attraction reviews 10 helpful votes “Wonderful to visit any time of the year.” Reviewed 4 weeks ago A hidden gem that improves each time I visit. The Holiday Light Show is delightful. Located 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, Washington and admission is free. Quiet and peaceful but well loved. This 54 acre property includes a rock garden, water garden, fuchsia and dahlia garden, plus much more. I can spend three hours here plus. Parking is easy. Helpful? 1 Thank kathleenvoyageur Report

“Wonderful to visit any time of the year.” Reviewed 4 weeks ago A hidden gem that improves each time I visit. The Holiday Light Show is delightful. Located 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, Washington and admission is free. Quiet and peaceful but well loved. This 54 acre property includes a rock garden, water garden, fuchsia and dahlia garden, plus much more. I can spend three hours here plus. Parking is easy. Helpful? 1 Thank kathleenvoyageur Report

This garden is a sanctuary inside the city of Bellevue. There's always new features and exhibits always popping up. My favorite places in the garden are the Yao Garden, a Japanese style garden, and the Ravine Experience, a suspension bridge that crosses the ravine. In summertime, there's always something blooming in the perennial corner. The longest loop around the garden is a little under a mile with a few mild hills, so great for a quick stroll or jog. The garden is never too crowded with plenty of parking. Most exhibits have QR codes so you can find out what you're looking at with your phone. The visitor center is also new, though it's never seems to be open when I'm there. In the winter make sure to come for the Garden d'Lights where they light up the garden with a winter/holiday display.

This garden is a sanctuary inside the city of Bellevue.  There's always new features and exhibits always popping up.  My favorite places in the garden are the Yao Garden, a Japanese style garden, and the Ravine Experience, a suspension bridge that crosses the ravine.  In summertime, there's always something blooming in the perennial corner.  The longest loop around the garden is a little under a mile with a few mild hills, so great for a quick stroll or jog.  The garden is never too crowded with plenty of parking.   Most exhibits have QR codes so you can find out what you're looking at with your phone.  The visitor center is also new, though it's never seems to be open when I'm there.In the winter make sure to come for the Garden d'Lights where they light up the garden with a winter/holiday display.

Tara T Level Contributor 24 reviews 19 attraction reviews 3 helpful votes “Beautiful Gardens” Reviewed 3 days ago NEW I love the botanical gardens. Its a beautiful place to hike/walk around, enjoying the flowers, trees, little bridges, etc. This place is gorgeous around the holidays when the garden is lit up in lights. Its stunning! Helpful? Thank Tara T Report

“Beautiful Gardens” Reviewed 3 days ago NEW I love the botanical gardens. Its a beautiful place to hike/walk around, enjoying the flowers, trees, little bridges, etc. This place is gorgeous around the holidays when the garden is lit up in lights. Its stunning! Helpful? Thank Tara T Report

I love the botanical gardens. Its a beautiful place to hike/walk around, enjoying the flowers, trees, little bridges, etc. This place is gorgeous around the holidays when the garden is lit up in lights. Its stunning!

The garden area includes display gardens, woodlands, meadows and wetlands. Its specific collections include: an alpine rock garden, dahlia garden, entrance garden, fuchsia garden, ground cover garden, Lost Meadow Trail (with western redcedar, Douglas-fir, bigleaf maple and vine maple, plus native shrubs), native discovery garden, perennial border, water-wise garden, and the Yao garden (a Japanese-style stroll garden with maples, viburnums, hydrangeas, etc.)

What a beautiful, peaceful place to spend an hour or so. I love the flowers! There are lovely butterflies, hummingbirds, and rabbits, as well. Don't miss the suspension bridge if you go. It's a pleasant surprise in the gardens. They also have a gift shop with soaps and gardening items.

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