Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue

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The Bellevue Botanical Garden features 53 acres of cultivated display gardens, natural wetlands and a woodland trail. Bellevue Botanical Garden displays the best plants and gardening practices for healthy, beautiful Northwest gardens. Visitors are encouraged to participate in Garden volunteerism, events and programs that are engaging, educational and inspiring.

Admission to the Garden is free. The Garden is open daily from dawn to dusk. The Visitor Center is open 9am to 4pm daily.
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  • I cannot believe in the middle of the city we have this treasure garden. It is big enough to do a long walk. It is quiet with a very interesting house as a coffee shop. It also has education center an...  more »
  • This is a must for the holidays! Beautiful garden lights! Several nights are free but admission is very reasonable for what you get!  more »
  • I visit often as I own a small garden design/horticultural therapy business. This is a great place to see a variety of plants and go for a walk. It is a treat any time of the year and has a lighted Ch...  more »
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  • One of my favorite places to walk! This gem in the heart of Bellevue is a treasure! Each time we walk there, the landscape changes with new plants blooming, emerging, or changing foliage as it matures with the season. The army of volunteers which work to keep these gardens trimmed, weeded, and beautiful for the public to enjoy must be applauded. Free parking. In addition, their holiday lights (garden d'lights) are breathtaking and well worth a visit in December. Coffee shop on site has the best coffee in town with both indoor and outdoor seating.
  • We love this place. It's free and has great facilities. There are a lot of trails that weave through trees and shrubbery and beautiful flowers. There's a neat suspension bridge as well. This a great place to go for a walk and enjoy the outdoors--it also makes for a great photo op.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.

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