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Bellevue Botanical Garden

12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
+1 425-452-2750
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Bellevue
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: The Bellevue Botanical Garden is an urban refuge, encompassing 53-acres of cultivated gardens...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Bellevue, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visiting the Bellevue Botanical Gardens' fantastic display of lights, "Garden d'lights" [http://www.gardendlights.org/], has become an annual December tradition with our family. Truly remarkable, and a way to warm the spirits in the coldest weather! Go right at sunset and take your time walking through the darkening paths as the lights begin to be at their best. Children under 10 years... More 

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Ranipet,Tamilnadu
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Well illuminated and a place worth seeing in the evening. We have seen the presentation of a botanical garden in this form of illumination for the first time. Something very special.

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We've made the annual Garden d'lights pilgrimage to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens for many years. We've endured the construction season, explored differing parking lots, and braved the cold and even the rain. This year all of that (except the cold) has changed. We opted for the new $5 premium parking just inside the main entrance which was well worth it.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Nice place to walk through; no real hiking here. Good location to the downtown Bellevue area. During the spring and summer the flowers and plants are blooming making it even lovelier.

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

During the holidays the botanical gardens are transformed into a kaleidoscope of lights in the shapes of animals, sea life, plants, etc. Truly a magical place to walk around They only charge a fee during the holidays but the money goes to food banks I believe.

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Issaquah, Washington
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This community treasure is a perfect escape any time of the year. Daily admission is free, which makes it a perfect place to drop into for a walk. Lovely trails, plantings and a don't miss event - an annual Christmas light display which is truly magical.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I hope to return every year to see the Christmas lights in the Botanical garden (have never been to the garden otherwise) - beautiful and so much fun!

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