PLEASE NOTE: Bloedel Reserve will be closed Saturday, July 27, & Thursday, August 8, for private events.

“Nature can do without man, but man cannot do without nature.”


It’s a Wonder . . .

Bloedel Reserve is a wonder of nature, created by the imagination, vision, and a passionate love of the natural world shared by our founders, Prentice and Virginia Bloedel. Working with the rugged geography of the land, they artfully transformed a rough-hewn Northwest forest into a harmonious series of curated gardens, structural features, and distinctive landscapes, with nature as canvas and paint.

Internationally-recognized for the inspirational beauty of its refined gardens, natural landscapes, and preserved forests, Bloedel also excels in environmental stewardship of its 150 acres. Open year-round, there’s something new to discover in every season: ever-changing landscapes, guided walks, expert lectures, summer concerts, special seasonal events, and more.

At Bloedel Reserve, you will find a special place to connect with nature…
and a place to reconnect with your nature.

“Nature can do without man,
but man cannot do without nature.”
Prentice Bloedel

One of North America’s 10 Best Botanical Gardens


The first time I visited the Reserve, a calmness settled into my heart. Every time I visit, I am embraced by the place and reminded how much I love these ever-changing landscapes.


One of the country’s most original and ambitious gardens.


A place where one can come for an hour, or an afternoon, a retreat where one can escape the daily pressures…

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.