The Bellevue Botanical Garden is truly a public garden, created for and sustained by the community. The City of Bellevue owns and manages the Garden in close concert with dedicated community groups, such as the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.
The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society was instrumental in helping to create the Bellevue Botanical Garden. The Society is a non-profit organization established in 1985 in partnership with the City of Bellevue Parks Department. It is managed by a Board of Directors, and supported by a small staff based at the Garden, as well as a cadre of volunteers. Operating funds are raised through membership dues, fund-raising events, and donations. The Society also seeks funding through grants.
The Society offers a horticulturally relevant class and lecture series at the Garden, and also funds the Living Lab Program, which educates over 2,300 students annually with a science curriculum coordinated with the Bellevue School District. In 2015, the Society added a preschool program, Kids in the Garden, to introduce science discovery to 3- to 5-year olds. The Society also hosts a multitude of popular Garden events such as the Mother's Day Social, Vintage Sale, Arts in the Garden, and Garden d'Lights.
The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Society is a mostly volunteer run organization governed by a board of directors. Our mission is to perpetuate and further enhance the Bellevue Botanical Garden as a learning resource in partnership with the City of Bellevue.
For more information about the Society, visit Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.