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Bellevue Botanical Garden

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Address: 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone Number:
+1 425-452-2750
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

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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Wonderful to visit any time of the year.

A hidden gem that improves each time I visit. The Holiday Light Show is delightful. Located 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, Washington and admission is free. Quiet and peaceful but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Redmond, Washington
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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A hidden gem that improves each time I visit. The Holiday Light Show is delightful. Located 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, Washington and admission is free. Quiet and peaceful but well loved. This 54 acre property includes a rock garden, water garden, fuchsia and dahlia garden, plus much more. I can spend three hours here plus. Parking is easy.

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled within a quiet pocket of a bustling suburb, the Bellevue Botanical Gardens is a pleasant surprise. There are many pluses in its favor: it wins as a place for folks who love botany with a passion as well as for those preferring to take a stroll amid beautifully-maintained flora; there are probably 5-6 distinct gardens within the campus; photographers... More 

Thank mohan59
East Coast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are thoughtfully laid-out and carefully attended. There is a great mix of plant life, and terrific curated signposting throughout. You can easily wander here for an hour or two. It's quite small, and the only drawback is that you can always hear the freeway noise in the background. Can't wait to return in a few months for the... More 

Thank Meryl M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been wandering around the Bellevue Botanical Garden for over 15 years and it just keeps getting better and more interesting. Now they've added a community center, learning center, an amazing and beautiful Holiday Light Show, a suspension bridge and open forest walks.

Thank Kassey22000
Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to get outside and see great flora and fauna. They also do an amazing job decorating the gardens with lights during the holiday season.

Thank Steven H
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We spent three consecutive winter at the garden for the d'light photography. Really cool. It's been 12 years since we last took pictures of me pregnant. Summer time is simply gorgeous. It has everything for everybody. They added a cafe in which i am yet to visit but I'd like to go there to support their new addition. Walking in... More 

Thank FancyBelle
sammamish, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

For a great evening of light exercise and viewing fun for the whole family Bellevue Botanical Garden is a must. They also have great programs for children of all ages that are instructional and fun.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Terrific park with hiking trails and peaceful venue Not just a Christmas destination. Easy paths for elderly and kids.

Thank farmrow
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

Recently renovated and always expanding the Botanical Gardens always delight young and old. We've gone there so many times and always have a wonderful expierence. Don't miss the christmas lights which are artfully put up each year. Be sure to make a donation to keep the place beautiful. There are paths tucked away that you might miss, like the one... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

This is one place in Bellevue I always try to visit. It has a lot to offer and is always trying to improve both the planting and the general facilities. While botanic gardens usually appeal mainly to adults who love nature and gardening there are always children around in the garden when I visit and there is plenty to interest... More 

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