Photo of the Week - July 2, 2013

Swallowtail Butterfly
Bellevue Botanical Garden

Bellevue, WA
July 2, 2013
The Bellevue Botanical Garden has roots dating back to 1984, when the Shorts Family donated their family home and gardens to the City of Bellevue as a public park. One of the first parts of the park to be developed was the Perennial Border created by the Northwest Perennial Alliance.
For the past several decades, dedicated volunteers have developed and maintained the wonderful beds and beautiful plants of the Perennial Garden. The beds are carefully planned for their color, texture and smell. The perennial garden gradually shifts throughout the year, so there is almost always something in bloom. In recent years, the perennial garden was renovated, expanded and became more accessible to all visitors.
Bellevue Botanical Garden website
Be sure to check out the collections search - nearly every plant in every part of the garden is documented - many photographs included