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

One of North America’s 10 Best Botanical Gardens

USA TODAY

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.

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

THE NEW YORK TIMES

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.

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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 Reserve 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.

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