Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Seattle Garden Bloggers' Fling - Bellevue Botanical Garden

On Day 2 of the Seattle Garden Bloggers' Fling, after visiting the private Epping and Lane gardens, it was time to visit a public garden, the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is ginormous -- 53 acres! -- and we had an hour. I didn't make it to many areas, but I did see these.

Northwest Perennial Alliance Border
Perennial Border garden

Perennial Border garden

Waterwise Garden
Waterwise garden

Crocosmia

Waterwise garden

Alpine Rock Garden
Alpine Rock Garden

Shorts Ground Cover Garden
Shorts groundcover garden

I shot this Ancanthus mollis on the way out, as I hustled to the shuttle. Beautiful! I'm sorry I missed the meadow and discovery gardens, but it was off to the next stop.
Ancanthus mollis

Next post will involve a detour...

Words and photos © 2009-2011 Caroline Homer for "The Shovel-Ready Garden". Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

2 comments:

  1. This was yet another garden that wowed us with its wonderful color. Those bee balm and montbretia were just amazing. Did you know that we can grow acanthus in Austin. Well, we used to be able to! They had huge stands of it at the entrance to a neighborhood off Southwest Parkway.

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  2. Hi Caroline,
    I've not ever seen this botanical garden. Thanks for the tour. What a beautiful and fascinating plantscape.
    David/ :-)

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