Make a Difference and Help the Bellevue Botanical Garden Grow
The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society relies on special events, memberships, donations, and sponsorships to support the free and low-cost programs that enrich our community. Your sponsorship dollars provide critical funds to ensure that these programs can continue.
Sponsoring the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with the diverse people of King County, build brand awareness, and show your support of a beloved community treasure: the Bellevue Botanical Garden! Each sponsorship opportunity will publicize your name to thousands of people and will demonstrate your dedication to and support of this urban refuge and community jewel.
Arts in the Garden
Arts in the Garden is an annual two-day garden art show and sale where more than 30 artists display their works throughout the lovely flowerbeds and enchanting woodlands of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Over 7,000 people attend this unique community event each year where they have an opportunity to talk with the artists and enjoy and purchase a variety of 3-D garden art.
Living Lab is a fun and engaging science-based program that provides children in grades K-5 with valuable grade-appropriate science lessons. The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society offers this extremely popular array of children’s classes at no charge as a contribution to the community. The Living Lab Elementary Program is a series of two hour educational field trips/workshops that provide hands-on botany-based curriculum. Each grade-level appropriate activity aligns with the Washington State STEM or social studies CORE curriculum. Your sponsorship will help us continue to offer this program and to fund bus transportation for schools that cannot afford the transportation expense. www.bellevuebotanical.org/living-lab/
Watch the Living Lab feature on “Lake to Lake,” courtesy of Bellevue Television.
Annual Lecture Series
The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society’s popular Lecture Series inspires people of all generations to advance their horticultural knowledge and to preserve natural beauty and our local ecology through education and community involvement. Our lectures bring speakers from all over the world to teach, entertain, and enrich. The lectures are very popular among our members and throughout the community since we publicize the lectures broadly. Past speakers have included world-renowned plantsman, Dan Hinkley; local celebrity, Ciscoe Morris; Fergus Garrett, head gardener at England’s Great Dixter; writer and speaker, Marty Wingate; Ray Larson, curator of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens; Colston Burrell, Virginia-based garden designer and award-winning author; and Patrick Cullina, award-winning horticulturist from New York City.
Garden d’Lights is one of the most popular winter attractions in the region. Over half a million sparkling, colorful lights in whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls are set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. This beloved holiday event, created entirely by volunteers, brings over 90,000 visitors to the Garden each year and is an annual tradition for many. Children use their “Critter Maps” to hunt for the creatures in the Garden. Visitors also come inside to see the amazing Winter Wonderland, made of gingerbread, and enjoy warm drinks and snacks. Musical entertainment adds to the holiday spirit. www.bellevuebotanical.org/garden-dlights
For more information about sponsorships, please contact Courtney Voorhees at (425) 452-5248 or by email.