12001 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005
The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society was founded in 1984 by Iris and Bob Jewett, with the idea to build and support a free public botanical garden for their local community. It came to fruition when Harriet and Cal Shorts generously donated their home and 7.5 acres to develop the Bellevue Botanical Garden. The Society was then incorporated in January 1986 as a non-profit organization. Since 1992, in partnership with the City of Bellevue, more than 45 acres have been added to the Garden. Today, the 53-acre Bellevue Botanical Garden is a world-renowned community treasure for everyone to enjoy.