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Bellevue Botanical Garden

We have a wonderful botanical garden here in Seattle. It is located in Bellevue and it is managed by the Northwest Perennial Alliance. They have recently (past couple of years) redone the perennial border. I have to admit - I had a lot of concern when I first heard that they were going to redo the beds. I loved the old apple trees and the meandering trail through the lush plantings. But I have to admit - after a couple of years - I am stating to love the new plantings. There are some very interesting plants and some good color swatches. The steps and paths allow for more discovery of unusual plants. We have made two trips this year to watch the progression. Nice job!. Here is what we saw on our most recent visit mid-April. (check this post see the beds before the change in 2007).

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Bellevue Botanical GardenBellevue Botanical Garden
Bellevue Botanical GardenBellevue Botanical Garden

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Bellevue Botanical Garden


Comments (2)

Hi Marta,
Altough I live not far away from the BBG, I've not visited since the new work on the perennial border started. The previous border was fabulous and it's great to hear that the revision is looking good. Must check this out! Thanks for posting about this local gem!

Gorgeous - it never ceases to amaze me how much farther along things are out west. Geography and microclimate really are tricky things.

I love your plant photos - sure they are beautifully done but also for the shots of plants I have never seen.

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