November 27, 2000
Bellevue garden turns into floral wonderland
No matter how heavy the cloud cover this season, more than 200,000 bulbs are set to "bloom" at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, providing a spectacular nighttime display of color during the holidays.
The Bellevue Downtown Association today announced that Puget Sound Energy has teamed up with the Bellevue Botanical Garden and the City of Bellevue to produce the 7th Annual Garden D'Lights, the popular floral display of lights that brings festive entertainment to the community, free of charge. Puget Sound Energy will be the title sponsor of the event both this year and in 2001.
Presented by 570 KVI, Garden D'Lights is an explosion of color with red roses, deep-blue delphinium, yellow sunflowers, wisteria drooped with purple and white blossoms and other arrangements covering the garden's three acres in downtown Bellevue. Every night, from Saturday, November 26, through Sunday, December 31, the light display will transform darkness into clusters of favorite perennials and annuals.
In addition to the popular floral light displays, Garden D'Lights hosts nightly entertainment by local artists, including glass harmonicist William Wilde Zeitler; Seattle Live Poet Society; Issaquah Chorale; and even Mrs. Santa herself, Melba Davis.
Admission to the Puget Sound Energy Garden D'Lights is free. A $3 donation to the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is encouraged to support its many education programs throughout the year. The Bellevue Botanical Garden is located at 12001 Main Street in downtown Bellevue. For information, visit bellevuebotanical.org or call (425) 451-3755.