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Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue
(4.6/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Recognizing the various plants and finding the little insects and animals created with lights in each setting is just part of the fun that makes this winter light event a charming and original holiday...  more »
  • We went to garden de lights during our stay in bellevue. It was pretty small but great displays! Would be pretty impressive as a young child, and they had a little check off map for kids to find all t...  more »
  • This time of year, the botanical gardens are ablaze with colorful lighted creations made by the many volunteers. It's a beautiful holiday tradition that should not be missed. There is a $5 admission c...  more »
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  • A very well maintained garden located right in the city. One can tell by the quality of its existence, the amount of work their volunteers, management & visitors must be putting in! Having seen such a man-made endeavor getting such high form of care & respect by day to day visitors has been a good experience. Totally worth one's time!
  • Beautiful oasis very close to downtown Bellevue. They have nice trails, Japanese style gardens, a cafe and gift store inside. The yao garden and the ravine are worth stopping by. Entry is free for all!
  • Nice place for an easy hike with kids. There is a scavenger hunt for kids to do. Don't miss the suspension bridge. If you play pokemon go, there are a few poke stops and the day we went Electabuzz was spawning every few minutes.
  • I visited here once late 2015, and loved the lighting they did in the Garden. Had visited with friends and family and kids loved the area too. A must see lighting show. Parking is a pain, but they do have $5 parking available (gets full real quick).
  • Perfect place for a quiet place to walk. The suspension bridge and different garden habitats along with flowers make it a perfect place to go on a walk in the lunch hour (its close to downtown). Plus, its free.