Bellevue Botanical Garden


Frequently Asked Questions

The Garden is open daily, including holidays, from dawn to dusk. Visitor Center is open daily 9am to 4pm

Admission to the Garden is FREE.

From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit and head east. Turn right on 120th Avenue. Go south approximately 1/2 mile to the stoplight at Main St. Turn left onto Main St. The Garden entrance is about three blocks up Main Street on the right.

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There is no bus parking at the Garden. Please contact us for information about alternatives for nearby bus parking.

Accessible parking spots are availalable in the Garden parking lot. Accessible restrooms are located in the Visitor Center near the Trillium Store, and also in the Shorts House.

The majority of pathways in the main Garden are covered with 3/8 minus gravel, which packs down and is considered an ADA-compliant material. Some of the trails within the Garden are sloped. Please see our trails & accessibility guide for more information.

Wheelchairs are not available at Bellevue Botanical Garden. See below for a list of locations where you may rent a wheelchair.

Assisted Groups
If you will be bringing senior citizens or people with limited mobility, please note the following suggestions:
• The ratio of caregiver to your guests should be about 1:5. Please stay with them to ensure their safety
•  All visitors should dress for the weather; non-skid shoes are recommended.

• Please allow at least 45 minutes for guests to stroll the garden and soak up the beauty!
• Download a copy of our trails & accessibility guide before visiting the Garden. This guide is also available at the Visitor Center.
• There are no wheelchair rentals at the Garden. For your convenience, we list the following where you may rent a wheelchair:

  • Bellevue Healthcare:  (425) 451-2842
  • Allcare: (425) 455-8330
  • Wheels for Feet: (425) 256-2882
  • Wheelchair Haven, Tacoma: (253) 926-8971



Code of Conduct
The Bellevue Botanical Garden is a special place within the Bellevue parks system. To ensure an enjoyable visit for everyone, and to make the garden a safe place for people, plants, and wildlife, remember these rules:

  • Please stay on paths and lawns
  • Please leave all flowers, plants, fruits, and leaves for the enjoyment of all our visitors
  • Please do not disturb plant markers
  • Please leave bicycles, rollerblades, and skateboards outside the Garden
  • Dogs and other pets are not allowed in the Garden. Service animals only are permitted. Leashed pets are welcome in the adjacent Wilburton Hill Park.
  • Active sports and group picnics are not permitted in the Garden. Please enjoy these activities in the adjacent Wilburton Hill Park.

Free parking is available in the Garden parking lot, immediately adjacent to the Visitor Center and the Garden. When parking in the Garden lot, please lock your vehicle and take all valuables with you.

There is no bus parking in our parking lot.

Overflow and large vehicle parking is available at Wilburton Hill Park. Drive east past the Garden entrance to the bend in the road and turn right into that lot.

Refreshments - Copper Kettle Coffee Bar
Copper Kettle Coffee Bar, located in the Shorts House, provides coffee, tea, sandwiches, and baked goods. Hours: Daily, 9:30am-4:00pm.

Contact: (425) 223-0607        Email

Restrooms are located near the Trillium Store, and also in the Shorts House.

We are not able to accommodate weddings or other private parties at this time. We can accommodate wedding photography, however. Contact the Garden Office at 425-452-2750 if you are interested in wedding photography.

Lost and Found
Please contact the Garden Office at 425-452-2750, Mon-Sat, 9am – 4pm.

Service animals only are permitted in the Garden. Dogs and other pets are not allowed anywhere in the Garden. Leashed pets are welcome in the adjacent Wilburton Hill Park and on the Lake-to-Lake Trail.

For professional photography shoots, please contact the Garden Office at 425-452-2750 for photography permit information.

See also:

Rental Facilities
Current Weather at the Garden


Copyright 2018 Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.All rights reserved.
The Bellevue Botanical Garden is a successful partnership between the City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services and the nonprofit Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.

The Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 452-2750