Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden

Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden

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A very famous section of the Locks Center, where you can take a stroll through 7 acres of tropical gardens and trees or just have a rest on the lawn and have a good picnic or a free summer vacation. Also a popular open-air wedding destination, isolated from the fuss of Seattle, the “Oasis in the City”.

Carl S. Englishman Jr. was recruited into the military building in 1931. Over 40 years of his passion and experience in gardening and botany have turned this neighborhood into a wonderful garden in the style of an English manor… Downton Abbey, we think. Carl resigned in 1974 as one of the top gardeners of the Northwest. He is attributed to the opening and naming of three exceptional plants – Talinum okanoganense (family flower), Lewisia rupicola (bitter root) and Claytonia nivalis (spring beauty). Carl also assisted in the development of water plantations alongside the Fremont and Monlayak Basin, which are part of the Lake Washington ship’s canal.
Today it is state land property, which is managed by a number of professional landscapers from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Activities: Visitor Center/Museum & Gift Shop, concerts

Calendar of events: https://bellevuebotanical.org/events/

Wednesday
  • 7AM–9PM
Thursday
  • 7AM–9PM
Friday
  • 7AM–9PM
Saturday
  • 7AM–9PM
Sunday
  • 7AM–9PM
Monday
  • 7AM–9PM
Tuesday
  • 7AM–9PM

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