The Bellevue Botanical Garden features cultivated display gardens, natural wetlands and a woodland trail, displaying the best plants and gardening practices for healthy, beautiful Northwest gardens. Visitors are welcome any day, from dawn to dusk.
With 300,000 visitors a year, the garden is one of the city's most popular destinations – the perfect place for a quiet moment to enjoy the beauty of the Northwest. Docents offer guided tours, providing details about the plants and displays. The Botanical Garden opened in 1992, and thrives because of strong community support, including a partnership between the city and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.
In addition to a variety of beautiful displays, the Botanical Garden offers engaging and educational programs. Hundreds of volunteers provide essential support for the Garden.
- Restrooms can be found in the visitor center.
- Parking and admission to the Botanical Garden are free.
- Copper Kettle Coffee Bar is open daily.
- Trillium gift shop offers garden-inspired and seasonal gifts, with online shopping also available.
- Professional photography permits are considered with at least one week’s notice. Complete the Photography Permit Request Form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Garden d'Lights will be held from November 26-December 31, 2022.
Accessible restrooms are located in the Administration Building and in the Shorts House. Accessible parking is available in the Garden's parking lot. Wheelchairs are not available at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. For your convenience, you may rent a wheelchair from these companies:
- Bellevue Healthcare - 425-451-2842
- Allcare - 425-455-8330
- Wheels to Go (Seattle) - 206-622-2662
- Wheelchair Haven (Renton) - 253-242-5922
Photography at the Garden
All facility or photography scheduling for the Bellevue Botanical Garden is done through the Volunteer Program Coordinator. Call 425-452-2750 or email email@example.com to inquire about fees, hours and rules or to request a rental form.
The Aaron Education Center was completed in 2014 and is the ideal setting for meetings, events, classes, lectures and plant sales. Use of facilities is restricted to nonprofit group activities, with priority given to Garden partner groups conducting business in support of Garden operations. Check availability and make reservations though the facilities coordinator at 425-452-2750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that other than service animals, dogs and other pets are not allowed at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.