Help ensure the Garden continues to inspire, educate and delight for years to come


COVID-19 Statement

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society needs your support now more than ever. Due to COVID-19, our two biggest community events, Garden d’Lights and Arts in the Garden, have been canceled for this year. The loss of revenue from these events will impact our budget significantly. Please consider making a donation to the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society today. Your gift will provide crucial funds for our educational programming for children and adults, and Garden development. The Garden has remained open during COVID-19 and with your help, we can continue to support this community treasure!

Cares Act Charitable Giving Incentives

Donations to the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society are tax-deductible and the recently enacted Cares Act expands charitable giving tax incentives, including an “above the line” universal deduction of $300 ($600 for married couples filing jointly) for cash charitable contributions made in 2020. You can claim this deduction on your 2020 tax return without itemizing. Please check with your tax advisor for further information and to learn about additional incentives.


The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society works in partnership with the City of Bellevue to achieve the Garden’s mission. Our role is to raise funds, support the Garden’s physical growth and development, and provide a broad range of programs and events designed to engage, inspire and inform Garden visitors. We rely on donations, memberships, special events and sponsorships to support the free and low-cost educational programs for children and adults that enrich our community. Your donations provide critical funds to ensure that these programs can continue.

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID# is  91-1333659

You can give online now.

Donations by mail

If you prefer to mail your donation, please make your check payable to the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and mail to:

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society
ATTN: Donations
PO Box 40536
Bellevue, WA 98015-4536

Matching Funds

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Tribute Gifts

For memorial or honorarium gifts, include the name(s) of the honoree(s) and the name and address where the acknowledgment should be sent in the comment section at checkout. You may also send us an email with this information.

Tributes in the Garden

The Garden is a cherished place, filled with beauty and lasting memories. A commemorative gift, such as a bench or tree, is a meaningful way to create an enduring tribute in honor, celebration or memory of a loved one. For additional information, contact Nancy Kartes, Garden Manager, at (425) 452-2749 or by email.

Workplace Giving Campaigns

Does your workplace offer the option to designate a portion of your paycheck to nonprofit organizations? If so, this is an easy way to make tax-deductible donations to the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. Contact your employer for further information.

Planned Giving

Make a lasting contribution toward ensuring the Bellevue Botanical Garden and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society are here for future generations. The Society brings life to the Garden through education, events, and Garden development. Learn more about Planned Giving options.

There are many types of planned gifts, including outright gifts, bequests by will, charitable trusts, life income agreements, gift annuities, and life insurance. As a donor, it can be confusing to determine which vehicle (if any) is most beneficial to your circumstances. While the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is ever-grateful for planned gifts, it is important for us to know that you have consulted an attorney or financial advisor. Please note that the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is not engaged in giving legal or financial advice.


Sponsoring the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with the diverse people of King County, build brand awareness, and show your support of a beloved community institution–the Bellevue Botanical Garden!

For more information about sponsorships, please see our Sponsorship page, or contact Tracy Landsman at (425) 452-6919 or by email .

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