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Private Tours

Private docent-led tours of the Bellevue Botanical Garden are available by prior arrangement from April through October each year. These 1 to 1.5 hour tours are tailored to the group’s interest.  All tours must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to the desired date. Tour requests are accepted starting in February for the current year. Group size is limited to a maximum of 50 people.

Tours are geared toward people aged 14 and over, but may include children aged 6-13, provided that the primary group is adults.

For tours for youth aged 3-13, see our Youth Tours page.



There is no charge for a private tour. However, donations are strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated. Suggested donation is $5 per person. You can bring your donation with you on the day of your tour. We accept cash or check (make checks payable to Bellevue Botanical Garden Society). You may also make an online donation.


Public Tours

Discover the world of plants at the Bellevue Botanical Garden with a 1-hour docent-led tour. These general tours will introduce the plants and gardens at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, and offer interesting information about the Garden and its history.

  • DATES: Each Saturday and Sunday from April through October (no tour on Aug 24 & 25)
  • TIME: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Meet at the Shorts House, west of the main entrance (approximately a 3-5 minute walk from the main entrance)
  • HOST: Bellevue Botanical Garden Society
  • FEE: Free. Donations are encouraged. Suggested donation is $5 per person. You may donate on the day of your tour, or make an online donation.
  • REGISTRATION: Not required.

Private guided tours must be requested online through our tour request form.

Private tours are offered April 1 through October 31 every year. Tours that will occur during the current year can be submitted via our online form beginning on February 1.

Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks prior to the desired date. Once we receive your request, the tour coordinator will contact you to confirm details. You can access the request form by clicking the button below. Please note that the form is not accessible between November 1 and January 31. 

This form is for tours consisting primarily of people aged 14 and over. If you wish to request a tour for children aged 3-13, see our Youth Tours Page.


You Do Not Need a Private Tour to Enjoy the Garden

Visitors are welcome to visit the Garden every day from dawn to dusk. Remember, pets are not allowed anywhere in the Garden – service animals only are permitted.

If you are not scheduling a guided tour and your large group (more than 10) plans to visit the Garden, we ask that you notify us ahead of time. See our Group Visits page for more information.


Become a Docent!

Do you want to learn more about plants and their uses? Would you like to share that knowledge with Garden visitors? If so, consider becoming a docent.