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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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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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Beautiful free garden

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Lakewood
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Lakewood
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114 reviews 114 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Kids had a great time here. I think this is where they went into the butterfly room. It was relaxing, because they just stood still waiting for them to land.

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Bellevue, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The BBG is located on several acres of winding trails through a wide variety of different kinds of plants and garden designs. While it is truly a delight in bloom during the spring and early summer, any time of year this is a great place for a stroll. It is especially great if you have kids and want to burn... More 

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Bellevue, WA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Park is a public private partnership and includes many Northwest native plants, an outstanding Perennial collection, a large Rhododendron collection and also focuses on waterwise gardening. During the Holiday Season they present a spectacular and very popular Garden de'Lights show in the evenings from Thanksgiving to New Years. The Garden is definitely worth an extra effort to see it... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The holiday lights exhibition around the Christmas holidays is not to br missed. Each year seems more spectacular than the previous. A great evening for families. Adults will be enthralled and the children mesmerized. Check with the city website for free and reduced admission times.

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Bellevue, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The BBG is a great place to get off and then on the beaten path for a relaxing beautiful walk in the woods. The garden is very accessible; find it on the Lake to Lake trail if you're out for a bit of exercise or pull into the parking lot on Main Street and enjoy Mother Nature's bounty. The flowers,... More 

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Seattle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

If you want to give your children or your grandchildren a Christmas memory they will never forget, take them to see the lights at Christmas.

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Miami, Florida
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312 reviews 312 reviews
68 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very nice garden, great trails...I hiked to down to Mercer Slough and the Wilburton Trestle, the other time, I walked a mile or so towards Lake Sammamish. The Ravine is awesome. Will be great when the flowers start to bloom.

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santa cruz, ca
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67 reviews 67 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We walked the whole place in about an hour - it's very nice. The store & cafe weren't open, so not sure about them. We walked here from our hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites.

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