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Hours & Admission

Admission to the Bellevue Botanical Garden is free. Most educational programming and some events require a fee to participate. See our Calendar for information on upcoming programs.

The Garden is open dawn until dusk, every day of the year, including all holidays.

Location & Directions

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is located at 12001 Main St., Bellevue, WA 98005. There are several ways to get here from I-405, I-90, and SR-520. We recommend consulting a navigation app to find the best route from your starting point.

General Directions

From I-405, take exit 13A onto NE 4th St. 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.

King County Metro

Shortest Route: From the Bellevue Transit Center, take bus #271 and get off at the 116th Ave SE & SE 1st St stop. This is the closest bus stop to the Garden, and is a 1/2 mile walk from the bus stop to the Garden.  Please note that this route is uphill for the majority of the walk, with a steep 110ft elevation change.

Recommended Route: From the Bellevue Transit Center, take RapidRide B Line and get off at NE 8th and 124th. This stop is  3/4 mile from the Garden, but has only one small incline at the end with a 30 foot elevation change.

Please consult the King County Metro Trip Planner for exact routes and times.

New! Take the BellHop

BellHop is Bellevue’s first 100% electric, on-demand, and free shuttle service. Simply download the Circuit app, request a ride, and within minutes, a sustainable shuttle will whisk you between the Garden and Downtown hotels and attractions, Old Main restaurants, Spring District and more.  Learn more about BellHop HERE

Parking

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.

Please note that we do charge to park in our lot during major annual events, including Arts in the Garden and Garden d’Lights.

Large Vehicles

Our parking lot cannot accommodate buses, shuttles, or other large vehicles. Overflow and large vehicle parking is available at Wilburton Hill Park. Drive east approximately 1/4 mile to the bend in the road and turn right into that lot.

Pets

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

Maps & Guides

Garden maps are available at the Garden. If you would like to view these maps before arriving, you may download them here:

Garden Map & Accessibility Guide
Children’s Self-Guided Tour
Find-It Challenge for Kids

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking spots are available in the Garden parking lot.
  • Accessible restrooms are located near the Trillium Store.
  • Parking lot and pathways around buildings are paved. The majority of main Garden pathways are covered with 3/8 minus gravel, which is an ADA-compliant material. Some of the trails within the Garden are sloped.

For more information, see our Accessibility page.

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are located near the Trillium Store. Visitors are welcome to use the restroom consistent with their gender identity or expression.

Questions

If you have questions not answered on our website, please contact us by email, or call us at 425-452-2750.