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Bellevue Botanical Garden

Address: 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone Number: +1 425-452-2750
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Bellevue
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Bellevue Botanical Garden is an urban refuge, encompassing 53-acres of cultivated gardens...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Bellevue botanical garden in dead winter isn't the most exciting place. Would recommend it for parents with young kids, as a summer weekend treat. You have garden, woodlands and wetlands all in one place. They have small trails which are ideal for young kids. Also the Garden De' Lights show is nice.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

You might wonder what there is to see at a botanical garden in the dead of winter. But, during December, scores of volunteers take the hibernating landscape and turn the area into a wonderland of twinkling lights. Admittedly cold at night, this outdoor event allows you to walk among lit gardens of corn, grapes, butterflies, water falls, and flowers -... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great place to get out and see the beauty of a northwest garden. Even on a rainy day! Great walking trails with occasional deer. The Christmas lights were outstanding. Cant wait to come back in the spring/summer.

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Seattle
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We've been meaning to do this show for years and finally got around to it. We were quite impressed with how such a small property could put on such a delightful (to borrow and respell their title) show. Went on a very cold night but the show was worth it. Would also like to give a shout out to the... More 

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Garden d'Lights is a must see. I thought there were less lights than in previous years. However, the lights are intricate and fascinating. One section was of a vegetable garden with planting bench and flowers, quite darling. The paths were easy to navigate, and handled the crowded evening. The large heated tent, where you could buy cider or hot chocolate,... More 

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Seattle
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311 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

You wouldn't believe gardens this nice would be hidden in Bellevue. Lots of cool trails and gardens to walk on and appreciate. Very nice indeed.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We have been to the Garden d Lights twice before and took us almost 90 minutes to see all of them with crowds of excited holiday families. They have remodeled extensively since our last visit (8 years ago) and have much fewer light displays. There were far fewer people this time and it took us about 40 minutes to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

garden delights is a must see...a holiday time tradition! An excellent job by the volunteers! Children will have a great time and so will adults!!

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renton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have always loved going here at Christmas but this year they opened new event center, gift shop & coffee shop. It is so beautiful! I highly recommend it as a family outing, date night or night out with the girls.

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Bellevue, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went with my husband in winters and was mesmerized by the amount of lights and creativity the team had put in to illuminate botanical Garden . Although we were just two adults I couldn't help getting excited spotting an animal out of the lights , and I observed that kids were doing that too and were really enjoying their... More 

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