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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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07:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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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words can not express the beauty...

Most certainly on the top of your list this is a must see in Seattle. I could have stayed all day. It just flows from one beautiful room of art to the next!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
darylweathers86
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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Bellevue, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This garden was a fabulous place during the years from about 1999-2006 or so. It was an outstanding place to view many rare and unusual lush perennials, shrubs, blooming trees, etc., but small enough to allow you to wend your way comfortable within 2 hours. Some time after that, they yanked out most of the interesting plantings and have replaced... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Most certainly on the top of your list this is a must see in Seattle. I could have stayed all day. It just flows from one beautiful room of art to the next!

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Kirkland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I love taking walks in the Botanical Garden in Bellevue...especially in the Spring time when new buds are popping and the place comes alive. We enjoy most anytime in the garden for quiet strolls of reflection and discussions on upcoming plans. We always leave the garden refreshed and energized. Thank you BBG for the calm you bring... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place with a variety of well-kept gardens, waterfalls, forests, sculptures, and scenic views across the city of Bellevue. Summer is full of fragrances. Winter shares the excitement of the Festival of Lights celebration with holiday lights that mimic the plants and animals you'll find in the garden during the warmer months of the year.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Onine, I kept on seeing Holiday d'lights as a winter activity to do with the family. So we went and I really not impressed. They charged $5 per person older than 10. Once we went in, the lights were quite a sight but only lasted 10 minutes because then, we hit the exit. In my opinion, it wasn't the best... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The places describes the hard work put in by the volunteers. The lightings were nicely done and it is a great experience to walk in the garden in the beautifully lit garden. I had a great time here but please make sure you are warm and covered well since it is quite cold out there.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for the lights and were not disappointed. They have a great light show and are very detailed. Our 17 month old daughter enjoyed it so much. This is a must see during the Christmas season. We will be back to check it out without the lights as well.

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Camano Island, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A winter light event that a friend had told me about, didn't realize it was so close to our son's house so we decided to go for Christmas. I love lights so it was fun for me. It would be fun for kids and families with young kids, not too long of a walk. We parked in the free lot,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Foremost, thanks to the volunteer for the painstaking labor of love to give kids something to look forward to during the festive season. Since these lights are set up by amateurs , leave your expectations at home. If you are here without young kids you might do this once in your life unless you have visitors from out of town... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a winter lights event that will thrill, engage and amaze a sure winner is the light garden held in the the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Get your tickets on line with their website and you have found the best five dollar deal around-kids are free. There is even an easy access pass for the physically challenged.... More 

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