Nature can do without man,
but man cannot do without nature

Prentice Bloedel, Founder

Creating
Connections
in Nature

Bloedel Reserve’s classic Northwest woodlands and gardens allow you to interact with nature in a deeply personal way. Some refer to it as “forest therapy” because with each step taken along the trail, stress and worries melt away and the opportunity to connect with others and the natural world deepens.

Whether you come with loved ones or visit by yourself for some solitude, Bloedel’s fresh air, sweeping views, and unexpected gardens reconnect you to nature’s tranquility.

  • Harmony, respect, tranquility — how many times these very words have come to mind as I have walked about The Reserve. Prentice Bloedel
  • Peace and serenity, nature at its finest. Do yourself a favor and visit Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. Don't be in a hurry, take your time. Visitor
  • Harmony, respect, tranquility — how many times these very words have come to mind as I have walked about The Reserve. Prentice Bloedel

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Today's a special day here at Bloedel: on this day, Virginia and Prentice Bloedel were married 90 years ago. Every year on their anniversary, since 1989 when Virginia passed away, their former chauffeur and assistant, Jack, comes and puts a bouquet of peach roses - her favorite and renamed Bloedelia - on the memorial located at the end of the Reflection Pool where their ashes are. Jack says "Mr. and Mrs. B." were exceptional, down-to-earth people. They left an impression on him, and certainly on our community. We thank Jack and hope he continues to place that bouquet for many years to come. #bloedelreserve #roses #truelove #loveandmarriage #pnw #pnwliving #bainbridgeisland #kitsap #august

Enjoying our annual staff and volunteer summer shindig! We already know how amazing our staff is, but our volunteers are equally wonderful - we could never do what we do without them! Burgers from Grub Hut and badminton were just part of the fun. Thanks to Andre, our Director of Guest Services, for organizing it all! #bloedelreserve #grubhutkingston #pnw #pnwliving #bainbridgeisland #kitsap #august

The Dusty 45s gave a great show tonight! Here's Billy Joe firing up the finale! #bloedelreserve #dusty45s #rockabilly #pnw #pnwliving #bainbridgeisland #kitsap #august

Loads of fun was had with the Dusty 45s this evening - they're always a huge hit and we love having them at Bloedel! Perfect weather, picnicking, wine... we couldn't have asked for a better evening! #bloedelreserve #dusty45s #dancing #pnw #pnwliving #bainbridgeisland #kitsap #august

Not only do we have gorgeous arrangements inside, we have them outside as well! #bloedelreserve #bouquets #nofilter #pnw #pnwliving #bainbridgeisland #kitsap #august

Another behind-the-scenes look: Here's Sean and Joe, sifting through dirt to find tiny Snowdrop bulbs (Galanthus sp.). Talk about patience and dedication! @j.demaio @23seans . . #bloedelreserve #galanthus #replantlater #pnw #pnwliving #bainbridgeisland #kitsap #august