A few weeks ago, I saw that GardenDesign.com listed Bellevue Botanical Garden in their Top 20 Public and Botanical Gardens in the United States. It’s right next to Seattle and in the four years I lived there, I never visited! Well, I was about to visit Seattle again, and I was determined to see the Bellevue Botanical Garden when I was there.
It’s a free garden, open to the public. I can’t believe I didn’t visit sooner (and visit often)!
I forgot to more take photos when I was there, everything was so pretty.
Bellevue Botanical Gardens – similar to other public gardens – contains several themed gardens connected by winding pathways. We weren’t very systematic when we visited, so I’m not sure we saw every garden. The gardens I remember most distinctly are the Rhododendron Garden, the Yao Garden, the Waterwise Garden, and the Native Discovery Garden.
I can’t wait to visit more and see the garden in different seasons. According to the BBG’s website, they have an annual “Dahlia Display” hosted by the Puget Sound Dahlia Association. That would be something to see!