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Groups are welcome at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, and we have group guidelines that we ask all groups to follow. Thank you for helping to ensure that we protect and maintain the Garden for our many visitors to enjoy.

  • While the Garden is free and open to the public daily, we ask that groups of more than 10 people notify us ahead of time that they would like to visit. We will get back to you within a week to let you know if your preferred date and time will work. Email Us or call (425) 452-2750.
  • Stay on paths. Paths are made of concrete, gravel, and wood chips. You may walk on the lawns, but please do not play with balls and sports equipment, climb on rocks or fences, or enter plant beds.
  • Leave flowers, leaves, sticks, bugs, pinecones, etc. for others to enjoy.
  • Be respectful of others. Do not run on Garden trails and keep loud noises to a minimum.
  • Leave pets at home. Only service animals are permitted in the Garden.
  • Bicycles, scooters, rollerblades, and skateboards are not allowed in the Garden. Please leave them at home, or enjoy them in nearby Wilburton Hill Park.
  • Do not litter. Pick up your garbage and remember that we have limited garbage receptacles.
  • Our parking lot cannot accommodate large vehicles. Buses and large vans may drop-off passengers in the Garden’s loading zone, and then proceed to the parking lot at Wilburton Hill Park, approximately 1/4 mile east of the Garden.
  • The “Gathering Place,” located inside the main entrance and to the left, is a place for groups to meet and orient themselves at the start of their visit. Picnics, programs, or meetings are not permitted in this space.
  • Adults should carefully supervise children to keep them on designated paths and follow Garden Rules. The ideal adult/child ratio for young children is 2 adults to 5 children. A ratio of 1 adult to 8 children is a good guideline for older children.
  • You can request a docent-led tour of the Garden before your visit. Tours must be requested at least two weeks in advance. See our Docent Tours page for information.
  • Download our Children’s Discovery Map before your visit for a trail map featuring artworks and other landmarks, along with a suggested route to follow.
  • Our picnic facilities are very limited. There are two picnic tables by the main entry that are available on a first come-first served basis. We do not permit picnicking on the lawn. We strongly recommend that groups of more than 10 people picnic at Wilburton Hill Park. The park is a short walk by trail from the Garden parking lot. The park could act as a base for a larger group that then sends smaller groups to the Garden. Wilburton Hill Park has picnic tables, playground, sports fields, and restrooms. MORE INFO.
  • If you haven’t visited the Garden recently, we suggest that you come and explore before you bring your group. We’re always happy to meet with you and discuss your plans. We want your group to have a good experience while keeping our plantings safe and the Garden peaceful for all visitors.
  • Please share this page with everyone in your group.