Help Us Reach our Goal! Through the 2008 Parks Levy passage, CIP Process and a challenge grant from the City of Bellevue, and numerous other private donations, as of April 2013 we have raised well over 90% of our goal!
Visitor Services: This can be your legacy The new Visitor Services Center will adjoin the Education Center, forming a welcoming
courtyard and a point of entry for visitor experience of the Garden. Tours will gather here,
visitors will find interpretive materials on the entire garden, become oriented to the Garden
layout, and access the gift shop and restrooms. Read more.
The Ravine Experience: Take a Walk on the Wild Side This newest garden area opened in May 2012 and takes visitors to a part of the
Garden acquired in 2006. Distinctly different from other areas of the Garden, the Ravine
Experience highlights Northwest plants and landscape within a dramatic ravine. A 150 foot
suspension bridge will provide access into the tree canopy and offer views of the steeply
sided ravine. Read more.
The Education Center The Garden’s focus on education is expressed through programs such as the Living Lab for
children K-5, internship and docent programs, and interpretive materials. Demand for programs
has grown, as well as our ideas for new programs for both children and adults. The new
Education Center will provide flexible spaces for meetings, programs, and workshops as well
as housing administrative offices and a catering kitchen. Designed by nationally acclaimed
architect Jim Olson of Olson Kundig Architects, the Education Center will be an expression
of the overall mission and values of the Garden.