The Bellevue Botanical Garden
May 31, 2018
While living in rentals in Bellevue, you may decide that it’s finally time to begin exploring the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. You’ve heard so much about this beautiful place but you’ve never taken the time to really go through it, explore, and enjoy the stunning sights and sounds as you take a personal tour with family members and friends.
Some people may love visiting the botanical gardens in Bellevue while others might not be interested in it. If you’ve ever had a feeling like it’s a place you would truly love, then we highly recommend checking it out if you adore nature, the outdoors, beautiful gardens, lovely plants, amazing flowers, and all things outdoor related.
Other people avoid going to places like this because they are falsely informed that it will cost a small fortune. Nothing could be further from the truth since admission into the garden is free and they even provide free parking, which is immediately adjacent to the Visitor Center.
So, now you have no reason why you shouldn’t visit. It’s easy to get to from I 405 or you can hop on a bus tour and get dropped off with other like-minded people looking to enjoy this experience for themselves. You cannot bring dogs and other pets into the park, but service animals are certainly more than welcome.
With that said, let’s take a look at some of the beautiful things you’ll be able to discover while exploring Bellevue Botanical Gardens.
The Rock Garden
So many people love visiting the Rock Garden because of the gorgeous granite outcrops, the mountain hemlock, and the tiny wildflowers. This place is extra special because it makes you feel like you are high up in the mountains even though you are very close to the earth.
These rock gardens are truly amazing because they really grab your attention, yet they are also very easy to maintain. The plants adapt well to the climate and surroundings, although this rock garden does require occasional weeding.
The Fuchsia Garden
The Fuchsia Garden is fully cultivated by the Eastside Fuchsia Society, and they have been doing this since 1992. They really make this a beautiful and gorgeous place to visit, so if you love fuchsias, then you’re definitely going to be in heaven when you stop by and check out this part of the botanical garden.
The floor displays here are truly dazzling. In fact, you can find more than 100 different species of fuchsia on display, and since this is the Pacific Northwest, many are very winter hardy and can last in the coldest climates.
The other beautiful thing is this area of the garden is filled with many amazing hummingbirds. Hummingbirds love the fuchsia blossoms and they attend to them, which makes this area truly exciting and an interesting sight to behold to say the least.
The Waterwise Garden
Many visitors love this section of the botanical gardens because it truly is an alluring landscape. It’s also a healthy ecosystem that many families seem to enjoy. There is a wide array of plants to delight the senses, the natural wildlife is in plentiful supply in the area, and this area is also set up to conserve natural resources as best as possible.
You’ll love walking through the shaded pathways to view all of the splendid flowers and gorgeous wildlife. And the interesting thing is that they don’t need to use lots of chemicals or even too much water to keep this garden in gorgeous, pristine shape. And this is obviously very healthy for children, pets, and adults alike.
You’ll even learn a thing or two when visiting the Waterwise Garden. They’ll teach you about plants that will help you conserve water, teach you how to reduce runoff and how to use less chemicals, and other practices like how to preserve the habitat and recycle waste. The best part is you will not have to sacrifice any of the natural beauty to make this happen, which is so good and the reason why so many people love visiting this section of the garden just for the friendly tips.
The botanical garden also hosts many interesting and exciting events. We’ll tell you about a few of the most exciting upcoming options, so you can decide if they seem like the perfect fit for you.
For starters, you can take advantage of the Garden Tours that happen every Saturday and Sunday from April through October. The tours will begin at Shorts House at 12 PM, and you do not have to make any reservations in order to enjoy the tour. And just like many of the other things at this beautiful botanical garden, the guided tour is 100% free, so if you’re looking for a beautiful place to go that isn’t going to cost a small fortune, then the garden tour definitely seems like the right choice.
The 7th Annual Arts in the Garden celebration is going to be held on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26 from 10 AM to 5 PM. This is an exhilarating event because you have the opportunity to discover the work of more than 30 artists using a wide range of 3-D garden art that you can also purchase.
At the Arts Festival, there will be plenty of libations, food, and beautiful music. It’s the kind of event that your whole family will enjoy, so remember to bring them along to experience the magic, delight in the art of these talented people, and also have a wonderful free day in the botanical gardens.
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