Garden d’Lights 2022
4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. every night
Lights go out at 9:30 p.m.
Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, 98005
$8.00 per person, 11 years and over; children 10 and under are free.
TICKETS GO ON SALE ON OCTOBER 15, 2022
Tickets must be purchased online and are date and time specific. Tickets are not sold at the event. Tickets are required for everyone, including children, so please plan accordingly before purchasing your tickets.
Tickets are not refundable unless the event is canceled.
Tickets are timed, so do not arrive before your scheduled time. You may enter at any time within your one-hour entry window. Make sure you allow enough time to park and walk to the event entrance.
You can print your ticket and bring it with you, or you can show your ticket barcode on your smartphone.
The display is outdoors on a well-lit pathway. You can plan on walking about 1 mile, including the walk from your car. Your time will vary depending on how long you pause to enjoy this one-of-a-kind display. The average time it takes to see the lights is 30-45 minutes.
Premium parking in the Garden’s lot is available for $5/car, CASH ONLY, as space allows. Parking is not included in the ticket price. It is a separate charge. Parking is free in this lot for individuals with a state-issued disability parking permit. Show your permit to the parking attendant.
Free parking is available at Wilburton Hill Park, located approximately 1/4 mile east of the Garden on the south side of Main Street. It’s a short walk up Main Street to the Garden entrance.
Limited mobility drop-off is available in the load zone at the Garden entrance.
**Event parking is not permitted along Main Street or in the lot immediately north of the Garden.
RIDESHARE, SHUTTLES & BUS LOAD/UNLOAD ZONE
Rideshare vehicles, shuttles and buses may drop off and pick up passengers in the loading zone at the Garden at 12001 Main Street. NO BUS OR SHUTTLE PARKING is available at the Garden. Please follow directions above to Wilburton Hill Park for bus and shuttle parking.
To travel to the Garden by King County Metro bus, 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, and is uphill for the first 1/4 mile. Please consult the King County Metro Trip Planner for exact routes and times.
Other Important Information
- Disabled parking spots are available in our lot for vehicles displaying a state-issued disabled parking permit. There is no charge to park in these spots. Show your permit to the parking attendant.
- Wheelchairs are not available at the event.
- Accessible restrooms are located near the Trillium Store.
- Pathways around the buildings, the ramp from the entry to the Shorts House, and the Shorts House patio are paved. Many of the lights can be seen from paved pathways. It is about a 1/8 mile walk from the entry to the Shorts House.
- The majority of pathways are gravel. The gravel is 3/8 minus, which packs down and is an ADA-compliant material.
- The entire route is approximately 3/4 of a mile. Please allow at least 45 minutes to tour Garden d’Lights.
Critter Maps will not be provided at the event. You can download and print a Critter Map for your own use. This year’s Critter Map will be available on this page on November 26.
Garden d’Lights is produced by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society, a non-profit organization, and we use proceeds from this event to support our educational programs, and to make improvements to the Bellevue Botanical Garden. For this reason, we do not offer discounts for this event.
The Trillium Store is open every evening from 4:30-9:00pm during Garden d’Lights.
We do not offer group tickets or group discounts. If you are attending the event with a group, you must buy a ticket for each person for the date and time your group will visit.
Lost and Found
If you have found an item, please bring it to the Trillium Store. For lost items, please leave a voice mail message at the Garden office at 425-452-2750 or email us. Please include your name and contact information, a description of the lost item, and a photo if possible.
Garden Society members will receive a free pass for one with an individual membership, or a free pass for four with a dual/family and above membership. We mail admission passes to current members in November. Bring them with you for admittance to the show on the day and time of your choice. Reservations are not required.
Live music provided by local groups will be featured at this year’s event. Check back in November for the schedule. If you are a local musician or music group and would like to perform at the event, download our FAQ sheet for musicians.
Dogs and other pets are not allowed at Garden d’Lights or anywhere in the Garden. Service animals only are permitted.
Hot drinks and snacks will be available for purchase on site. There are no restaurants at the Garden or within easy walking distance of the Garden.
Accessible restrooms are located near the Trillium Store. Visitors are welcome to use the restroom consistent with their gender identity or expression.