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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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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Serenity in the Outdoors Near Downtown Bellevue.

Always a pleasure to stroll the gardens here. You can spend a few hours or few minutes. Personally enjoy the forested area and the water features that you encounter in the area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
hopexporer
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Westport, Connecticut
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Westport, Connecticut
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a pleasure to stroll the gardens here. You can spend a few hours or few minutes. Personally enjoy the forested area and the water features that you encounter in the area. Have Japanese, rock garden and more traditional gardens. Also has a small eatery for snacks. Though missed it this year their holiday light tour, is an epic creation... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are usually not that busy and it is a great size to walk with kids and see the many different areas. There is a suspension bridge and other neat little areas you can find as you explore. They do a light display over the holidays and it is busier then. We have gone on weekends and it has never... More 

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Thank ChrisMac17
Bellevue, Washington
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park has something for everyone. Three are very cultivated parts, like the perennial garden, and very wild parts, like the new bridge over the deep canyon in the woods. There is an amazing gift shop, with cards, knickknacks, paper goods, china, ornaments, all for remarkably low prices. There is a library with hundreds of books on gardening. At Christmas... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful place to visit for the holidays. Enjoyed by all ages. The light show gets better every year.

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Thank Susan J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

It won't be the most impressive garden you'll see, but it's convenient located by downtown Bellevue and near highway 405 and 8th Street. Park of the park is shaded with tall evergreen trees. It's a great place to have a cool, quick walk in the summer.

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Thank Sarah Y
Seattle
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Bellevue Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to visit. One of the nicest in the city. There is a Rhododendron garden with many exotic species.

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Thank BajaBadBoy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Buy tickets on-line to avoid lines. Free parking is for those who are extremely mobile and willing to walk for several minutes before reaching the gate. Otherwise, the closer upper parking is paid parking. The volunteers spend countless hours setting up an amazing display of holiday lights, with the floral aspect being the theme. Don't count on factory-made Rudolphs, Santa... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I've been helping with holiday lights at a small Florida botanical garden. Part of the project was to emulate the Bellevue Botanical Garden's annual light spectacle of plants (and a few animals) made of strings of Christmas lights, folded and tied to frames or mesh, and usually mounted on metal rods. Over the summer, I watched a small crew doing... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is conveniently located, just a couple of miles away from Bellevue Downtown. No parking issues, no crowds, just you, nature, and a few people who also enjoy walking and seeing a feast of nature.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Went to see the light display on one of their free evenings. It was very well done and different. A great way to spend an evening. Go for the free parking nearby.

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