To slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Bellevue is canceling all in-person programming and events at Bellevue Botanical Garden until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and disruption.

Current Facility Status

  • The Garden grounds remain open with reduced staff.
  • Visitors should be prepared to wear a mask upon entry and in congested areas of the Garden.
  • The entry gates at the Yao Garden and Park Highland are closed until we have a full complement of staff back on site.
  • The Yao Garden is open. The path is one way, and you must enter and exit from inside the Garden.
  • Administrative staff are working remotely and are available via email and phone. Please see our staff directory for contact information.
  • Visitor Center and Shorts House are closed until further notice.
  • The Trillium Store is open limited hours and is also offering virtual shopping with no-contact pick-up. Please see our Trillium Store page for details.
  • Copper Kettle Coffee Bar is open for to-go orders only. Please see the Copper Kettle page for more information.
  • The parking lot will remain open.
  • Restrooms will remain open.
  • All garden tours, meetings, events, rentals, and in-person classes and programs are canceled until further notice. We are offering virtual programming – see our webinar page for upcoming events.
  • All volunteer work parties, including individual volunteer work, are canceled until further notice.
  • Individuals or small groups (up to 5 people total, including photographer and staff) may use the Garden for professional photography based on availability. A permit is required.
  • We are currently issuing commercial still or filming permits on a limited basis.

If you have questions about COVID-19, please visit the Public Health Seattle & King County website.