Fall color at Yao Asian Garden

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  1. hungry hippo

    hungry hippo Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi there,

    Since it was a nice day and a holiday (veterans day), I decided to check out the last of the fall color at the Asian Garden at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Fot those of you in the Pacific Northwest that have yet to check it out, it is well worth a visit (especially in the summer, when the perennial borders are in full bloom). It is located in Bellevue (eastside suburb of Seattle). It is still a little young, but in another ten years or so it will be a showcase. 36 acres of formal and informal gardens, wetlands and woodlands, and it's free too.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    For those who might see these pictures and like to know, fruiting plant in second thumbnail from left is Rosa rugosa. The next one over is Clerodendrum trichotomum.
     
  3. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hey Daniel!! Didja hear what the entrance fee is for that asian garden? 36 acres? :)
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thank you for the photos.

    jimmyq - to UBC's credit, we are free admittance for 5 months of the year, free on event days, free for UBC students and free for UBC faculty and staff who become members (for free). Unlike Bellevue BG, which is partially funded by its city and taxpayers, our funding comes from a budget item within the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences supported by monies raised by the Friends of the Garden and a mixture of donations, entrance fees and memberships.

    And here's another statistic that might be of interest:

    Bellevue median household income: $63007 (source )
    Median Household Incomes of Large US Cities (from US Census Bureau) (you'll note the Bellevue would place #2 on that list, although that is a false stat since that list excludes many small cities - still, it is revealing)

    Philosophically, I agree with the notion that a public garden ought to be free. Perhaps we can move in that direction one day soon now that we have our first-ever development officer who is helping us to define what it is we would like to create at the garden for students, the public and researchers. For now, though, our reality dictates that we seek some funding through entrance fees.
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    wasnt aware of the numerous opportunities to enter at no charge, I take it all back!

    :)
     

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