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Bellevue Botanical Garden

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Address: 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone Number: +1 425-452-2750
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Bellevue Botanical Garden is an urban refuge, encompassing 53-acres of...
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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I was lucky and had beautiful weather for my visit. the grounds are very well cared for and most paths are easy to walk and many will accommodate a wheelchair even though they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was lucky and had beautiful weather for my visit. the grounds are very well cared for and most paths are easy to walk and many will accommodate a wheelchair even though they are not paved. Not the largest Botanical Garden I've been to but beautiful nonetheless. Don't miss the ravine experience.

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Bellevue, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is a beautiful Seasonal event for ourselves and the grandkids. Who doesn't appreciate hundreds of volunteer hours and their efforts in producing a fantasy of colored lights with settings holding over 500,000 lights. Attend their regular lecture series of how to produce a beautiful garden.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Lovedthe expanded woodland paths, the marshy pond with frogs croaking away, and the gorgeous perennial with many shades and sizes of irises and peonies in full bloom. Also loved being able to drink an espresso (from the cart inside) while sitting on the terrace.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a favorite for Mother's Day. The whole family will love it. It is enclosed and safe and there are lots of little paths and trails for kids to explore and feel like they are in a secret garden. You hear lots of "Look what I found" shouted with glee. There's an architectural visitor center for dad to admire... More 

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Renton, Washington
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

What a wonderful time to stroll through the gardens.. Lots of different "specialized" with a very nice suspension bridge, too!! Easy to get to and a surprising joy in the middle of an urban area

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

What a wonderful discovery -- I went with my daughter and our friend to celebrate the friend's birthday. Bellevue Botanical Garden is a delightful wander among huge trees, rock-sculpted waterfalls, some with goldfish, a fun suspension bridge over a wild ravine, and lots of spring flowers blooming among uncountable different shades of green. We were there on a Wednesday and... More 

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Seattle
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Bellevue Botanical gardens are a must to see in Bellevue Wa. There are several gardens with a huge variety of plants.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We visit this place frequently throughout the year. It is always beautiful and relaxing no matter the season.

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Lakewood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is not an all-day adventure, but a nice free way to spend an hour or two looking at the well-tended gardens. Like most things in the Seattle area, there are inclines and steps to contend with, but the gardens are beautiful

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We visited the garden at Christmas time and the light show was excellent. Cannot wait to go back and see the place this in the spring!

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