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 Bellevue Botanical Garden opened in 1992 and thrives because of strong community support, including a partnership between the city and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society (BBGS). Many of the links below will take you to the BBGS web page.
We regret to announce that Garden d’Lights has been canceled for 2020.
Lost and FoundPlease contact the Garden Office at 425-452-2750, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HoursThe Garden is open daily, including holidays, from dawn to dusk. The Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During Garden d'Lights, the Garden and Visitor Center are open until 9:30 p.m.
DirectionsFrom I-405 take the NE 8th Street exit going east. Turn right on 116th Avenue NE. Go south .6 mile to SE 1st Street. Turn left at the light onto SE 1st Street. Wind up the hill, over the tracks, and turn right at the first light onto Main Street. The Garden is up the hill about three blocks on the right.
AccessibilityAccessible 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