Upcoming Event

Garden Party 2017

The Summer Event on Bainbridge Island

Mix and mingle with signature cocktails, fine wines, local cider & beer, and tasty starters crafted by favorite local eateries. Abundant savory small plates, handmade sweets, and a well-stocked open bar await during our short and spectacular live auction. Never before has it been such a wonderful time to raise critical funds for Bloedel Reserve.

WHEN: Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 4 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Enjoy signature cocktails and bites throughout the property, culminating with our live auction program on the Residence back lawn overlooking the stunning Puget Sound.

TICKETS: start at $225 / person

Click here to purchase your tickets online.

This event will sell out; please purchase your tickets soon.

For questions, ticket purchases over the phone, or to request transportation from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal to Bloedel Reserve (limited availability,) please contact Shayla Miles at (206) 842-7631 ext. 16 or via email at smiles@bloedelreserve.org.

Get Ready to Raise Your Paddle

The thrill is in the bid but the pleasure hits home when you’re a winner of any of the fabulous items at our short, sweet, and spectacular 10th Annual Garden Party auction. Here’s a taste of temptations that await:

Bringing Home Bloedel
Acclaimed Bainbridge Island craftsman David Kotz will collaborate with you to produce an original, hand-crafted table reclaimed from Bloedel’s English Elms.

 Zin & Zen: Wellness and Wine Retreat
Nurture mind, body, and spirit with a restorative day on Bloedel’s tranquil grounds. Coach Stephanie Dalton is your guide for a day of private yoga, meditation, and mindful walks, topped off by an exquisite luncheon in the Japanese Guest House.

A Magical Walk in the Woods
It’s the darkest night of the year, perfect for an illuminated walk through magical meadows and forests. Journey’s end is the Residence, with festive libations and hors d’oeuvres.

Bloedel’s Secret Cellar
Up to ten guests will sample Prentice Bloedel’s secret cellar of superb wines from the 60’s and 70’s. Hors d’oeuvres are followed by a luxurious sit-down dinner. Menu and wines paired by Bloedel’s own Shayla Miles, along with Jeff Tweiten, owner of Harbor Square Wine Shop.

Catch & Release
A world-class fresh water trout fly fishing package from Sage that includes an X Sage 590-4  rod,  a 4250 reel, an InTouch RIO Gold WF5F line, 35 hand-tied flies from Tom Coble, and a four-hour tour on the Sound with All Water’s Fly Fishing.

Sizzling Hot Hibachi Dinner
An authentic, entertaining, private Hibachi dinner for ten in the Japanese Gardens and Guest House.  Sip sake, wine, or whiskey, and prepare to be wowed by Executive Director Ed Moydell’s amazing knife skills.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Gather ten friends for a magical meal in the meadow of Alan and Sally Black Restoration Point home. Adam and Kristi Lehman will prepare a divine dinner in this fairy tale setting. Expect an inspired, locally-sourced eight-course menu paired with surprising, uncommon wine selections.

Thank You To Our Generous 2017 Garden Party Sponsors


And to our In-Kind Donors

Sage Fly Fishing

All Waters Fly Fishing

Ace Hardware

Stephanie Dalton & Willowtree

David Kotz

Young’s Market