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“Paradise in the suburban city”

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Bellevue
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been going here for ten years plus. Most recently some major architectural work has begun on the site which in the end may somewhat detract from the experience but hopefully not too much, the original building was a little small especially for community events.

Irrespective of the time of year this is an interesting place to visit though the best times are in the spring and summer.

In the height of summer you can experience live entertainment and at Christmas time there are often seasonal light features created by the local community of volunteers.

My children love the oriental garden and the areas with bronzes.

1  Thank ClintonJ1
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nice seasonal displays plus good walking trails in the woods. Don't miss the new suspension bridge. The highlight of the year is the December light display, but it is beautiful in all seasons.

1  Thank SeattleMaisie
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Came from Chicago and took a drizzly morning walk through the botanical garden. It was under construction so some places were a bit messy. But seeing all the beautiful spring blooms and walking over the suspension bridge into the canopied area was a nice way to spend some time before a meeting.

1  Thank Donna O
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Always a special Christmas treat for family and grandchildren alike. Not very good access for disabled seniors, but not sure what you could do about it beyond trying to provide handicapped parking sort of close in.

Thank Wendy M
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is a beautiful place for a walk in the fall, spring or summer. They also have an amazing Christmas light display in December. Not to be missed.

1  Thank Susan H
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