Garden d’Lights is the premier holiday season attraction in the region, attracting over 100,000 visitors from the greater Eastside, King County, and beyond. It begins the Saturday after Thanksgiving and runs daily, 4:30 to 9pm, for 36 nights, including holidays. Over a half million lights transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society co-produces the event with the City of Bellevue. In addition to the nightly event, the Society hosts an “Invitation Only” preview party the evening before Garden d’Lights officially opens to the public. Many levels of Garden d’Lights sponsorship are available.
Annual Lecture Series
Our popular lecture series is a great opportunity to align your company with the Bellevue Botanical Garden and reach your audience in an intimate, captivating and entertaining setting. Our lectures bring speakers from all over the world to the Garden to teach, entertain and enrich. We hold at least four lectures a year: usually in January, March, May and October. The Aaron Education Center accommodates a large audience of 275 persons.
Lecture tickets are affordable – just $5 for BBGS Members, and $15 for Non-Members. The lectures often sell out in advance.
Past lecturers have included Fergus Garrett of England, Bleddyn Wynn-Jones of Wales, Koen Camelbeke of Belgium, Patrick Cullina of New York City, as well as local celebrities such as Marty Wingate, Alice Doyle (Oregon) Sue Miliken, Kelly Dodson, Ciscoe Morris, and the Puget Sound’s own world-renowned Dan Hinkley. Lecture series and single lecture sponsorships are available.
A walk in the Bellevue Botanical Garden is a great way to spend Mother’s Day each May. Every year the Bellevue Botanical Garden is packed with families coming to enjoy the flowers, out of doors, artists, musicians and crafts. Sponsoring Mother’s Day activities allows your company to gain exposure to people of all ages from all over the region. It’s a fabulous way to support the Garden, and honor mothers in the community. Mother’s Day sponsorships are available.
Arts in the Garden
At the end of every August, Arts in the Garden attracts over 7,000 people to the Garden, and is a great opportunity for a select few sponsors to align their company and product with The Bellevue Botanical Garden and the Society’s mission. Visitors see art in its natural setting, meet artists, and get inspired! They can purchase unique and exciting pieces, meet Ciscoe Morris, hear live music, and see local dancers. Refreshments are provided at our Garden Pub and by local food trucks. We also offer a special preview party by invitation only on Friday night. Arts in the Garden sponsorships are available.
For more information about sponsorships, please contact Courtney Voorhees at (425) 452-5248 or by email.