Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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When it's cloudy and rainy, the Moss Garden simply glows. Enjoy the weekend! 🌾 . . #bloedelreserve #mossgarden #nofilter #pnw #pnwliving #pnwwonderland #bainbridgeisland #kitsap #january

It's grey and rainy today, but this lovely Sweet Box bloom (Sarcococca confusa) brightens up the day! And it's perfume is divine. 🌿 . . #bloedelreserve #sweetbox #sarcococca #pnw #pnwliving #pnwwonderland #seattle #bainbridgeisland #kitsap #january

GROUNDS AND HORTICULTURE JOB OPENING Bloedel is growing! Staff, that is. Do you have an interest in horticulture and would like to work at a world-class nature reserve? We have an opening for a project-based Grounds and Horticulture Assistant. Job description follows and is on our website. Apply today! (please note: we will not accept resumes sent through FB or Instagram) Grounds and Horticulture Assistant (Project Based) Be a part of the crew expanding our bird marsh and redeveloping our meadow for future generations through your hard work. We are looking for someone with a demonstrated interest in environmental science, horticulture or grounds development through education or work experience. The job tasks include invasive species removal, mowing, planting, site preparation, trench digging, pruning, brush removal and other grounds maintenance assignments. Tell us about your experience operating garden equipment and vehicles, solving problems, doing computer research and being curious and hardworking. Also tell us about your basic knowledge of horticulture principles and of native and non-native flora. This is a full-time, project-based position (with insurance benefits) expected to run through 2018 and potentially beyond depending on funding. Respond by including a cover letter and resume, as one document, to our HR department at: HR@bloedelreserve.org

Here's Bob, way up high trimming a Hinoki Cypress in the Japanese Garden. Bob is our master Japanese Garden horticulturist and has been with Bloedel for over 30 years! 🌲 . . #bloedelreserve #hinoki #pruningseason #pnwwonderland #japanesegarden #pnwwonderland #pnw #bainbridgeisland #kitsap #january

Here's a soothing nature song to start the weekend - enjoy! 🌿 . . #bloedelreserve #stream #nature #pnwwonderland #naturessong #bainbridgeisland #kitsap #january

Our Pacific Silk Tassels (#garryaelliptica) are in bloom...aren't they lovely? Like nature's chandeliers. . . . #bloedelreserve #naturesart #pnwwonderland #pnw #bainbridgeisland #kitsap #january