The Bellevue Botanical Garden is a special place and we thank you for observing the following guidelines to ensure that we protect and maintain the Garden for our many visitors to enjoy.
Dogs and other pets are not permitted anywhere in the Garden. Service animals only are allowed. Leashed pets are welcome in nearby Wilburton Hill Park and on the Lake-to-Lake Trail.
Please leave all flowers, plants, fruits, seeds, and leaves for everyone to enjoy.
Please stay on paths and lawns. Do not walk in plant beds or climb on rocks.
Bicycles, rollerblades, and skateboards are not allowed in the Garden. Please leave them at home, or enjoy them in nearby Wilburton Hill Park.
Do not disturb plant labels. You may find plant information in our plant database.
Weddings and other private parties are not allowed anywhere on Garden grounds. We do allow wedding photography, however. A permit is required. Please see our Photography page for more information.
Please enjoy your picnic in designated picnic areas only. There are two picnic tables by the main entry, and tables on the Shorts House patio are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not permit picnicking on the lawns. Additional picnic facilities are available at Wilburton Hill Park, one quarter mile east of the Garden. If you wish to learn more about reserving a picnic spot, please email Bellevue Parks & Community Services with the park name, site, and date(s). You may also call (425) 452-6914.
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, please remember that drones are not allowed in the Bellevue Botanical Garden or any City of Bellevue park.
Families and children are welcome in the Garden. However, this is not a typical park and there is no area for children to play. The main area of the Garden consists of carefully cultivated beds of fragile plants. Please supervise children at all times and ensure that they stay on pathways and lawns at all times and do not enter plant beds or climb on rocks. A children’s play area is available at nearby Wilburton Hill Park.
If you plan to bring a large group (more than ten) on a self-guided tour of the Garden, please notify us in advance by email or by calling(425) 452-2750. Please ensure that your group follows these Garden guidelines.
We acknowledge that the land on which the Bellevue Botanical Garden is located is the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish people, the traditional home of all tribes and bands within the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. We take this opportunity to honor and express our deepest respect to the original caretakers of this land – a people that are still here, continuing to honor their heritage.
Visitor Center Hours:
Closed until further notice
Trillium Store Hours: Nov 2-24: Tue-Sun, 11am-3pm; Closed Thanksgiving
Nov 27-30: Sat and Sun noon-3pm and evenings 4:30-9:00
Copper Kettle Coffee Bar Hours: Closed Nov 1-26. Will reopen on November 27 for Garden d’Lights, 4:30-9pm every evening. Copper Kettle will not be open during the day during Garden d’Lights.