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Bellevue Botanical Garden's welcome renewal | Seattle Times


The more than 300,000 people expected to come through the Bellevue Botanical Garden over the next year will find it easier to park and visit the 53-acre destination, which just added three new garden sections.

The garden opened an 8,500 square-foot visitor's center last weekend that houses an interactive park map, a new gift store, lockers for volunteers who keep up the garden, and an area for gardening classes.  The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society committed $5 million toward the project after voters approved $10 million for it in the 2008 Parks & Natural Areas Levy.  Jim Olson was the architect of the new visitor center.

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