The display is outdoors on a well-lit pathway. During this special construction edition
you can plan on walking 1/2 mile including the walk from your car. Your time will vary
depending on how long you pause to enjoy this one-of-kind display. We will be open,
even if it rains. Tickets are available for purchase at the display entrance on a first-come
first served basis.
For more information please select your topic
from the following list.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Accessibility and Limited Mobility Drop-Off

Assisted Groups
Busses
Children
Critter Maps
Directions and Parking
Garden d'Lights Maps
Directions
Entertainment
Gift Shop
Lost and Found
Lost Ticket/No Printer
Members

Parking
Pets
Photography
Refreshments
Refunds

Restrooms
Tickets
Tickets on Your Smartphone
Time
Wait Times
Weather
Weddings

Will Call

 

Accessibility

Much of the lights display is visible from a fully accessible patio.

    The trails through the display are gravel surfaced.

    Accessible restrooms are located in the Shorts Visitor Center.

    Wheelchairs are not available at the Garden

 

Limited Mobility Drop Off
Limited mobility drop-off is available at the Garden entrance.
The drop-off area is well marked and well lit. Please do not pull off the road in other areas.
From I 405 take the NE 8th St exit going east. Turn right on 116th Ave NE. Go south .6 mile
to SE 1st. Turn left a the light onto SE 1st. Wind up the hill, over the tracks, and turn right
at the first light onto Main St. We're up the hill about 3 blocks on your right.

Assisted Groups
If you will be bringing senior citizens or people with limited mobility, please note the following
suggestions:
   The ratio of caregiver to your guests should be about 1:5 – please stay with them to

     ensure their safety.
  There are some steps, inclines, gravel and puddles.
  All visitors should dress for the weather; non-skid shoes are recommended.
  Please allow at least 45 minutes for guests to stroll the garden and soak up the beauty!
  Accessibility Guides available upon request.

Busses

Busses may drop passengers off and pick them up in the bus loading zone at the Garden entrance.
There is no bus parking.

Children
Children 10 and under are free every night and do not need tickets.

Garden d'Lights Maps

Children, ages 1 to 95 will enjoy finding the critters made entirely of lights.
Maps are available at the entrance.

 

Directions
Free parking is available at Wilburton Hill Park, located east of the Garden on the south

side of Main Street.

From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit going east. Turn right onto 124th Avenue NE.

The park is at the intersection of 124th and Main St. It is a short walk up Main St. to the

Garden entrance.

After 5:00 p.m., free parking is available at the Bellevue School District offices, located

at 12111 NE 1st St.

From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit going east. Turn right on 120th Avenue NE. Go

south .4 mile to NE 1st, on the left. Turn into the first lot, immediately on your left. Follow

the short pedestrian trail from the parking lot and across Main St. to the Garden’s entrance.

Please respect the “no parking beyond this point” signs adjacent to this lot.

Entertainment
There is no scheduled entertainment during Garden d'Lights.

Trillium Store        

The Trillium store at the Garden is all new this year! Be sure to stop in.

Lost and Found

Please leave a message for the Garden Office at 425-452-2750.

Lost Ticket/No Printer
You can present an image of your ticket on your smart phone, or check-in at the ticket office
trailer when you arrive and we will look up your reservation.   
  

Members
Garden Society members will receive one free pass for an individual membership, or four

for a family membership. We will mail admission postcard passes to current members in
November. Bring them with you for admittance to the show any night. Not a member yet?
Join now at our secure website!

 

Parking

Free parking is available at Wilburton Hill Park, located east of the Garden on the south

side of Main Street.  From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit going east. Turn right onto

124th Avenue NE. The park is at the intersection of 124th and Main St. It's a short walk up

Main St. to the Garden entrance.

 

After 5:00 p.m., free parking is available at the Bellevue School District offices, located

at 12111 NE 1st St. From I-405 take the NE 8th Street exit going east. Turn right on 116th

Avenue NE. Go south .6 mile to SE 1st. Turn left at the light onto SE 1st and go .3 mile to
NE 1st. Event parking signs will direct you to turn right at NE 1st, then make an immediate
left turn into the School District lot.
Please respect the “No parking beyond this point” signs
adjacent to this lot.

After you park, look for the lighted pedestrian trail that takes you from the parking lot and
across Main St. to the Garden entrance.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT DRIVE BY THE GARDEN
TO ENTER THE PARKING LOT ACROSS THE
STREET FROM THE GARDEN. READ THE DIRECTIONS
ABOVE CAREFULLY!!

Pets

Service animals only within the Garden.

 

Photography

Free Photo-Op stations are located throughout the exhibit. For professional photography
shoots, please leave a message for the Garden Office at 425-452-2750 for photography permit
information.

 

Refreshments and Restaurants

Hot drinks are available for purchase.

 

Refunds

Tickets are non-refundable unless we cancel the event. If we cancel, you will

be notified by e-mail message. The following options are available:

 

1. Use ticket any other night, without re-booking. Be sure to bring original confirmation

sheet, it is still your ticket to the event. Please check this website to be sure the event

has not been cancelled on the new date chosen to attend.

2. If unable to attend on a different night, please consider supporting Garden d’Lights by

allowing the admission fee to be a donation to the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. No further

action is required.

3. If the event is cancelled and customer would like a refund, customer needs to email the Bellevue
Botanical
Garden Society at bbgsoffice@bellevuebotanical.org with “Refund Request Gd’L” in the
subject
line. In the email, please state your name, address, phone number, the date of the show

cancelled, and the reference number provided at the time of the sale. Refund requests will be

processed at the end of the show, in January, 2014.

 

Restrooms

Restrooms are located in the Shorts Visitor Center. Honey buckets are available near the
entrance and at the pedestrian crossing on Main St.

 

Tickets

Please print and bring your online ticket for admission to the event or show your ticket on your
smartphone.
No tickets necessary on free nights; admission on free nights is on space-available
basis; first come, first served.


Tickets on Your Smartphone

You don't need to print your ticket if you can show it on your smartphone.

Time
Tickets are good for the whole evening; there are no set admission times. Last entry is at 9:30 pm.

Wait Times

While we plan carefully to make our system run smoothly, please be patient.

Allow plenty of time for parking and entering the show. Every “staff” person you meet as

you enter Garden d’Lights is a volunteer, enriching our community through their service.

Weather
The event goes on rain or shine every night including holidays. If we cancel the event due to
snow or power outage, we will post an alert on this website.

Weddings
We are not able to accommodate wedding photography at this time. Please leave a message for the
Garden
Office at 425-452-2750 if you are interested in wedding photography.

Will Call
If you have a Will Call ticket please pick it up at the Tickets and Information booth near the entrance.  


Hours and Fees

 Plan Your Visit 

Directions and Parking

Photo Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

 

      

●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●

 

Recorded Information: 425-452-6844
Live ticket assistance is available at 888-959-6841. A $2.00 service fee may apply.

 

2014 PRODUCTION SPONSORS
Bellevue Botanical Garden Society
 
City of Bellevue
BELLEVUE BOTANICAL GARDEN SOCIETY
 
CITY OF BELLEVUE
 
Additional 2014 Sponsors
Apollo Janitorial
Apollo Janitorial

 

 

 

●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●

Sponsorships available. Contact sponsor@bellevuebotanical.org

●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●

 

Event Chairs:  Candice McIvor, Nan and Mike Welter

FEEDBACK:  info@gardendlights.org

Webmother:  joanne@gardendlights.org

Copyright 2014 Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. All rights reserved.
This site is sponsored and maintained by volunteers of the
Bellevue Botanical Garden Society
●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●