Welcome

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it. ~ William Shakespeare ("As You Like It")🌿 . . #bloedelreserve #babblingbrook #pnwwonderland #pnw #bainbridgeisland #seattle #kitsap #february

Happy Valentine's Day! Cupids Walk is going on until the 17th. Ask for a map and special treat at the Gatehouse, and stroll through landscape that is a testimony of Prentice and Virginia Bloedel's own love story. ♥️ . . #bloedelreserve #valentinesday #cupidswalk #pnwwonderland #pnw #bainbridgeisland #seattle #kitsap #jeffersoncounty #february

Shadowplay on the Trestle Bridge. ☀️ . . #bloedelreserve #springiscoming #sunnyday #briskoutdoors #nofilter #pnwwonderland #pnw ##bainbridgeisland #seattle #kitsap #february

The Camelia's are blooming! It will be sunny here in the PNW this weekend, so it's a perfect time to walk the Camelia Trail and see these beauties! 🌸 . . #bloedelreserve #camelia #springiscoming #pnwwonderland #pnw #bainbridgeisland #seattle #kitsap #jeffersoncounty #february

Our Japanese Garden is rated SIXTH in North America (out of thousands!)! We're very honored. Bob, the Master Japanese horticulturist, along with our amazing grounds crew, work hard at keeping it a wonderland. The Guest House, built in 1962, is a blend of a traditional Japanese tea house and NW Native American longhouse. 🌿 . . #bloedelreserve #japanesegarden #japaneseteahouse #longhouse #nofilter #pnw #pnwwonderland #bainbridgeisland #seattle #kitsap #jeffersoncounty #february