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Flower Hour Summer Sampler Series
July 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 8, 2022
Welcome to “Flower Hour”—the Bellevue Botanical Garden Summer Sampler Series
If you haven’t been to the Bellevue Botanical Garden, come and see what you’re missing! Join us after work to connect with the outdoors in a relaxing setting and find out what makes the Garden special. Sign up for one or all the mini tours. Pre-registration is required, and spots are limited. Each evening will highlight specific areas of the Garden. Walk and talk with your guide and become acquainted with the horticultural diversity of this beautiful setting. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Per Session: BBGS member $10.50; nonmember $15.
Each session will meet from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Bellevue Botanical Garden
- June 9 – Urban Meadow, Iris Rain Garden & Rock Garden
The Urban Meadow features a beautiful, naturalistic design designed to use less water and fewer chemicals. The meadow contains native plants that provide food and shelter for pollinators, as well as ever-changing color and texture through the seasons. In the Rock Garden, tiny wildflowers, mountain hemlock, and granite outcrops introduce you to a special world of plant life and landforms. These plants are well adapted to our climate. At the base of the Rock Garden lies the Iris Rain Garden. Surface water is filtered through the Iris Rain Garden before making its way into our streams and lakes. EVENT FULL
- July 14 – Native Discovery Garden & Yao Garden
Native plants, which are adapted to the climate and conditions of the Pacific Northwest, can be ecologically sound, beautiful, and low maintenance in urban landscapes. The Native Discovery Garden, maintained by the East Lake Washington District of Garden Clubs and the Washington Native Plant Society illustrates the many layers of plant life in the Northwest, from ground covers to trees. A traditional Japanese gate leads into the Yao Garden. Developed to honor the sister city relationship between Bellevue and Yao, Japan, the garden is a blend of Pacific Rim influences: delicate maples beside Columbia River basalt; ground covers surround Japanese lanterns; vibrant azaleas accent rhododendrons and viburnums. REGISTER NOW
- August 11 – Art in the Garden
The Bellevue Botanical Garden is home to numerous beautiful and delightful works of art, many of which have been donated to us. Join Bellevue Botanical Garden Society docents to take a tour of the diverse artworks located in the Garden. REGISTER NOW
- September 8 – Perennial Border
Renowned for year-round dramatic displays, the Perennial Border is an example of a distinctively American-style mixed border and is a living demonstration of what works best in Northwest gardens. The Northwest Perennial Alliance created and maintains this award-winning garden entirely by volunteers. REGISTER NOW