The twinkling lights of Christmas had overloaded our senses last December. Crowds took over the pathways and the lines at the restroom were way too long.
This was my one and only experience with the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
It was time for another visit.
My friend Nic and I brought our kids over to the garden on a weekday to see what the garden looked like in bloom, without the masses and blinding LED lights. I figured we would be able to kill a half hour, maybe an hour tops at the garden then grab a bite to eat.
Boy was I wrong. I had not idea that the garden was at least triple the size of what I saw over the holidays.
Better yet, a new suspension bridge had been put in.
I soon found out that I do not like suspension bridges, but the kids sure had fun. I imagined falling to my death while they bounced their way across.
I’m so glad I gave this garden a second look. It filled up a beautiful morning and better yet, it was free. Pretty flowers and no money going out of my pocket will always get thumbs up from me on any outing.
Know Before You Go
- Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
- The garden is free and open from dawn until dusk
- Parking is available at the garden. Overflow at the park down the street.