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Accessibility Guidelines & Information

The Bellevue Botanical Garden strives to make our spaces accessible to everyone.  When visiting the Garden, please keep the following in mind:

General  Guidelines
  • The Aaron Education Center, administrative offices, Trillium Store, Shorts House, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • Service animals are welcome at the Garden. Pets are not permitted.
  • If you will be bringing a group with limited mobility, note the following suggestions:
    • The ratio of caregiver to your guests should be about 1:5. Stay with your group to ensure their safety.
    • Visitors should dress for the weather; non-skid shoes are recommended.
    • Download a copy of our Trail & Accessibility Guide before visiting the Garden.
  • Wheelchairs are not available at the Garden. Wheelchairs can be rented at these businesses:
Parking & Drop Off
  • Drivers may drop off guests with limited mobility in the Load Zone by the main Garden entrance and then proceed to the parking lot. Please note that our lot cannot accommodate large vehicles such as shuttles and buses. Large vehicles must park at Wilburton Hill Park, 1/4 mile east of the Garden.
  • We have several disabled parking spots in our lot.
Entrance Area
  • The parking lot and pathways that lead to the main entrance are paved.
  • Pathways around the buildings are paved. We also provide a paved ramp immediately to the left of the main entry breezeway that leads up to the Shorts House.
  • See photos on this page of paved Garden areas.
  • Accessible restrooms are located near the Trillium Store.
Garden Pathways
  • The majority of pathways in the main Garden are covered with 3/8 minus gravel, which packs down and is an ADA-compliant material.
  • Some of the pathways within the Garden are steep and narrow, so caution is required. See our Trail & Accessibility Guide for more information.
  • Benches are located throughout the Garden.



If you have additional accessibility questions that are not answered on this page, please EMAIL US.