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 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.
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 before your visits. See our Docent Tours pagefor information.
Download our Children’s Discovery Mapbefore your visit for a trail map featuring artworks and other landmarks, along with a suggested route to follow.
Groups of more than 10 people can 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.
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:
Monday – Saturday, 9am-4pm
Trillium Store Hours:
November 1-23 Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-3pm
November 26-December 31 Daily, 4:30pm-9pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Noon-3pm
Copper Kettle Coffee Bar Hours: Closed during the day in November
Open at Garden d’Lights, 4:30-9pm nightly