Arts in the Garden 2023 @ Bellevue Botanical Garden

3D garden art 🪴

📸: Courtesy Bellevue Botanical Garden | “Vintage Glass Gardens” by Suzanne Quirk (Lake Forest Park, WA)

📆 Friday, August 25th – Sunday, August 27th
📍 Bellevue Botanical Garden: 12001 Main St, Bellevue
🎟️ Free

What’s summer without at least one garden visit to catch the dazzling blooms? Arts in the Garden at Bellevue Botanical Garden allows you to indulge in tasty food trucks, live musical performances, gardens, and the arts. The 53 acres of gardens, woodlands, and wetlands provide a background for 30 artists at this festival, including a variety of 3D garden art

As you browse the displays throughout the beds, remember that the art is available for purchase whether you want a duck from Dave’s Metal or glass flowers from Mala Glass Art. You can also score repurposed items like a 1941 Ford hood turned yard art by Rustic Relics

Several smaller gardens comprise the botanical garden, each with unique aspects—like the fuchsia garden, which has 100 different kinds on display. The rock and rain garden houses wildflowers and hemlock; a traditional Japanese gate leads to the Yao Garden in honor of Bellevue’s sister city in Japan. And don’t forget the dahlia display. These flowers are a summer spectacle.

⏰ Saturday, August 26th
El Gran Taco
Scooby Dogs

11:45 am Music Matters
1 pm Take Seventeen
3 pm Bellevue Ukesters

⏰ Sunday, August 27th
HP’s Smokehouse BBQ

11:45 am Hana Hou
1 pm Sammamish String Quartet
2:15 pm Echoes of Skye


Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.