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Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue

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Bellevue Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, Washington. It is open daily; admission is free.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, native discovery garden, perennial border, water-wise garden, and the Yao garden A popular event at the garden each year is the holiday light festival Garden d'Lights where numerous three-dimensional plant and animal sculptures made from bundled Christmas lights are on display in numerous nature-themed scenes through the garden. Hundreds of volunteers work to help make the show happen each year. The event runs for 36 days beginning the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.
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  • A free attraction with information regarding the plants and flowers around every corner. A nice and peaceful place to visit any time.  more »
  • We were in town for my sons surgery at Overlake Medical Center and found this Beautiful spot a short drive away from our hotel and the hospital. We came her on three separate occasions to just unwind ...  more »
  • This attraction is free, both parking and entrance. Some lovely blooms and nice structures.There is a lovely canyon area with a footbridge. For a longer walk the gardens access trails that go to Lake ...  more »
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  • Beautiful, shady, "cultivated forest" to wander through. We visited twice during our visit to the Bellevue area. Signage on the (perfectly maintained) trails could be a teeny bit better (I used my Strava map to make sure we weren't veering off course, on our first visit, because we had a time constraint) but overall it was wonderful, especially the fun suspension bridge at "The Ravine Experience". :-) Highly recommended!
  • This place is really nice when you're trying to get away from the downtown Bellevue area. If it's nice weather there are plenty of benches spread around the connecting trails and garden where you can just read a book and relax. The garden itself is pretty simple and not huge unless you count all the connecting trails, but since it's free to the public, it's a nice stop for anybody visiting.
  • Beautiful park with lots of forested areas. One of the few trails that is not populated with homeless individuals. Feel safe to walk here. Not very much wildlife unless you're willing to travel off trail. Don't agree with the seasonal x-mas lighting service entry fee. Beautiful but at the same time they have heavily reduced and restricted seasonal lights.
  • Simply beautiful. Well maintained park with a large lawn. It has a gift shop and rest room. It's lovely to take a nice walk among all the beautiful pants over there.
  • The actual gardens are very small with basically one path that only takes 10 min to walk through. (There was very little there to see.) Pick a hike or Seattle arboretum or thr lake over this place and you will see a lot more.