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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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The Bellevue Botanical Garden is a nice and relaxing place to visit on any day, even in the rain. I know they have some educational tours on occasion but I usually just go there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is a nice and relaxing place to visit on any day, even in the rain. I know they have some educational tours on occasion but I usually just go there to see what's blooming and to take photos as I fancy. In the winter, they have a holiday light display at night. That can be quite... More 

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Indore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Garden Delights hosted in winters is a beautiful light display and have hunt activities for kids too. Overall a "Should Visit" for watching the lights.

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Thank Amit J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great night to see this very well done display of flowers and animals and sea life created by colored lights. It was free to us due to the night we went but apparently there is usually a $5.00 charge. I would have not felt I had gotten my money's worth had I had to pay due to... More 

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've attended the Bellevue Botanical Gardens every year for the past several years and 2016 has been the best so far! Spectacular lights, beautiful setting, and easy access. We always try to arrive early in the evening when its just dark enough for the lights to pop and the crowds are light.

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Thank Joe D
Renton, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is a great place for a retreat from the busyness of the day. Nice trails in the area too.

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Thank Gary K
Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come all year round to this place. Spring to see the flowers blooming and the bird nests being built. Summer to hear the birds and frogs, Fall to see the leaves changing and winter to see the holiday lights. If you just want to chill out and take a walk in the woods you would NEVER know its so... More 

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Thank lyndajmc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden is a treasure for Bellevue thanks to the many people that volunteer for hours to lovingly care for it. My husband and I have visited many times over many years and there is always something blooming or beautiful leaves changing color! Visit the garden anytime and you will be surprised and uplifted on how plants and trees can... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trails here are lovely, a bit like a mini-, mini- Olympic peninsula tour. The trails here also connect to a greater trail system and parks.

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Thank HaleyJo09
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice outdoorsy walk.. it's a nice walk, a bit long.. nice for some pictures, especially at the bridge

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: very attractive and educational, nice "green" oasis in suburban environment Cons: none of significance- main trails can be a little hard to follow There is a fair amount of traffic noise, but that's to be expected at a metro park, I suppose. The suspended bridge and Yao garden are especially nice. Really like the signs along the paths describing... More 

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