Whether you are a first-time visitor, or know the grounds like the back of your hand, a walk through Bloedel Reserve doesn’t disappoint. The New York Times called us “one of this country’s most original and ambitious gardens.”
Bloedel’s twelve distinct gardens range from a bird marsh teeming with life, to a velvety-soft moss garden, to an award-winning Japanese garden and guest house. It’s an ever-changing landscape, and each visit brings surprises as you witness nature unfolding right before your eyes.
At Bloedel, you won’t find plant identification tags or directional signage. A walk through Bloedel is an experience. Immerse yourself in nature and for a moment, let the rest of the world fade away.
All ages enjoy exploring Bloedel and to further enhance the experience, we collaborated with Bainbridge Island-based Kids Discovery Museum to create educational and entertaining activities. When you arrive, check out an activity or two. (Included with admission.)
BLOEDEL RESERVE’S EYE SPY: Four pages of close-up photos shed a different perspective on Bloedel. The game follows the trail and players keep their eyes open for the highlighted details.
BLOEDEL BINGO: With six different versions of the bingo board, families can challenge each other to be the first one to call, “Bingo!”
PHOTO SAFARI: Using a smartphone or camera, kids are given a list of items to photograph and try to capture items in all categories. This a particularly great activity for preteens and teens.
Bloedel also offers family programs throughout the year like summer’s Out(side)rageous Family Day, fall’s Super Squash Scavenger Hunt and winter’s Holiday Village. Check our event page for more details.
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