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Bellevue Botanical Gardens

12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Bellevue
Type: Gardens
Description: Over 36 acres of impeccably landscaped gardens.
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Los Angeles, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
82 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

In the Where magazine in our room there was an interview with a concierge about places he recommends to guests. He said the gardens were his favorite spot so we went and he was right. A couple donated their house, and gardens to the city and then more land was added. Beautiful paths thru giant trees, shrubs and flowers, all... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Its a garden retreat in the middle of the city. Beautiful place for an afternoon stroll or a find a bench to read a few chapters of your favorite book

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Bellevue botanical garden has been recently renovated. The trails are less than a mile long and are nicely landscaped. For the more serious runners, the lake to lake trail is close by.

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164 reviews 164 reviews
31 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is a lovely place to go, and is probably the best of its kind in Washington state. That said, go north to Vancouver for the very best in the area. Bellevue has improved its garden and expanded enormously over the past several years. Much of the attraction is in the nearby forest. The perennial garden is... More

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109 reviews 109 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our Host in Seattle said, let's visit gardens. Off we went to this Botanical Garden and enjoyed every step of the way from the new building to the many separate garden areas including the beautiful suspension bridge over the sunken river. The flowers were lovely, the walkways attractive and with a sunny day, our experience there was marvelous. We left... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Extraordinary location for inspiration and a renewed spirit. Knew of the gardens, but had never really spent time there until a spontaneous visit on Mothers Day. The charm and the delicate details were wonderful. Can wait to go back AFTER the current round of construction is complete.

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Bellevue, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A wonderful relaxing place to visit while in Bellevue. Places to sit, talk, take pictures as you and a few friends, family or lover walk and take in the amazing plant life of the Pacific Northwest. Always something is blooming. Colors and greenery surround you as you make your way into the fenced Japanese inspired garden or deep into the... More

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Payson, Arizona
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was looking for a place to photograph flowers while visiting Seattle. After an internet search, we ended up here. The place was lovely, with good signage and a variety of flowers. I'm sure it changes throughout the year, but July was not disappointing.

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Bellingham, Washington
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26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A wonderful place to take in the flowers or enjoy a walk on the trails. Always peaceful and something new iin bloom to admire. The garden has been revamped, with a new entrance, garden shop and facilities for meetings. Bring your mobile device for further information on plants with their tagging system. Throughout the year, numerous classes on gardening are... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Prior to construction, the gardens were outstanding. Each area had wonderful flowers and other attractions that were worthy of many photographs. I think that when all of the massive construction is completed, the gardens MAY get back to what they once were. Right now, they are nice but not near their old beauty.

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