Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue

Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
Bellevue Botanical Garden is a botanical garden east of downtown Bellevue, Washington on Main Street. Established in 1992, many different organizations work to maintain the garden to keep it free of charge. What began as a 7-acre gift to the city in the early 1980s has now become a 53-acre public park with multiple gardens. This includes the Fuchsia Garden, Lost Meadow Trail, Native Discovery Garden, Perennial Border, Rhododendron Glen, The Urban Meadow, Waterwise Garden, Yao Garden, and Dahlia Display.

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  • The botanical gardens had to be one of our top highlights from our trip. It started with a 7 acre donation by the former owners, the Shorts, who lived on the grounds and through additional...  more »
  • Limited parking but you can find sun or shade here and lots of paths winding through interesting and beautiful plants.  more »
  • OK, after hearing about this place for many years my expectations were rather high. Having reviewed Renton's Kubota Gardens, a few years ago, and having been to The Buchart Gardens, and VanDuesin...  more »
  • Had a fantastic time. The gardens were amazing! The little store was amazing. We had a fantastic time. The lady's had a wonderful conversation with my husband and mother in law. We had a blast and can't wait to go back. They have scan and read posts through out the garden and you can learn about each individual plant in the garden it was fantastic!!!!
  • So many plants and flowers with so many informative cues you truly can get lost in this beautiful wonderland. Came on a date with the hope of being able to spend about 20 minutes, but to my amazement I was able to spend close to an hour and a half learning and discovering all sorts of Flora. For soul satisfaction The people who loves nature beauty should visit there as much as they can Beautiful place
  • The gardens were very pretty and well maintained. No trash in sight. Even the wild animals in the area looked healthy. Also the little coffee shop was nice. There was only one person managing it - I hope she's paid well! The ginger molasses cookies were great. Lots of good photo opps here! The bridge over the ravine is fun too!
  • Awesome beauty. Such a gem in the heart of Bellevue. Great trails. Took some pics inside one of the art sculptures that are around the grounds... really cool inside. Great place to chill out.
  • These gardens are beautiful, well kept, and a lovely place to spend a few hours outside in nature. As a gardener myself, I love to go and get ideas and dream about my own little garden. Best of all, it’s FREE! You can get maps of the extensive grounds to guide your tour. Highly recommend.

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