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Garden d’Lights 2011

One of the area’s most popular holiday attractions, Bellevue Botanical Garden is transformed into a twinkling winter scene, with over 500,000 lights at Garden d’Lights.  Read More 
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Arboretum weekend walks

With spring in the air, it is always a good time for a walk through the Washington Park Arboretum. If you are looking for something a little more educational, check out their free weekend walks, with 90 minute tours led by knowledgeable docents.  Read More 
ballard bee company

Ballard Bee Company

Ballard Bee Company’s mission is to “keep the bee in Ballard.” By placing and tending honey bee hives throughout the neighborhood and city, they are helping the local honey bee population, all the while collecting the yummy local honey that the bees work hard to produce.  Read More 
berry picking

Berry Picking

June marks the start of berry picking season here in the Pacific Northwest – with strawberries normally ripening up in the mid-June timeframe, raspberries in early July and then blueberries/blackberries in late July/August. We wanted to include a round-up of U-Pick farms so you can stock up for your next pie.  Read More 
Volunteer Park Conservatory

Victorian Day

The Conservatory at Volunteer Park is celebrating its 100th year with an old-time Victorian Day celebration this weekend.  Read More 
pacific rim bonsai collection

Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection

For an amazing bonsai collection, look no further than our neighbors to the south – Weyerhaeuser Headquarters. They have a wonderful Bonsai garden – the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection. Scattered about an absolutely beautiful natural setting are 60+ bonsai sculpture – small-scale representation of mature trees in nature that suggest a particular scene or mood. …  Read More