Experience the Restorative Powers of Nature

If you’ve ever felt nature calm your heart or mind, you know the natural world can be your partner for growth and healing of all kinds. Strolls for Well-Being is a free seasonal program at Bloedel Reserve that immerses its participants in nature through a series of self-guided walks. Enrollment in Spring Strolls is now open. Sessions fill quickly and space is limited.

Enroll for Spring Strolls Today

Session 1: Enroll here
Orientation: Thurs, 3/5/20 at 10:30 AM
Closing: Thurs, 5/14/20 at 10:30 AM

Session 2: Enroll here
Orientation: Thurs, 3/5/20 at 1:00PM
Closing: Thurs, 5/14/20 at 1:00 PM

Session 3: Enroll here
Orientation: Fri, 3/6/20 at 10:30 AM
Closing: Fri, 5/15/20 at 10:30 AM

Session 4: Enroll here
Orientation: Fri, 3/6/20 at 1:00 PM
Closing: Fri, 5/15/20 at 1:00 PM

Session 5: Enroll here
Orientation: Sat, 3/7/20 at 10:30 AM
Closing: Sat, 5/16/20 at 10:30 AM

Session 6: Enroll here
Orientation: Sat, 3/7/20 at 1:00 PM
Closing: Sat, 5/16/20 at 1:00 PM

More about Strolls for Well-Being

Strolls for Well-Being is a no-cost, walking program of self-exploration focusing on themes such as joy, gratitude, and awareness. Participants attend two group meetings. The first meeting is an orientation during which participants learn about the structure of the Strolls program. Then, with guidebook in hand, participants take 12 experiential walks through the diverse and textured landscapes at Bloedel Reserve. Participants receive a 6-month Bloedel membership, so they may schedule their walks at times that are most convenient for them, during the Reserve’s regular open hours. The closing meeting gives participants the opportunity to reconnect and to share their Strolls experiences and insights.

Please note: For the comfort and safety of participants, we do not allow “observers” at meetings. If you’d like to experience the Strolls program with someone, you both must register as Strolls participants.

What Participants Say

“There is a magical quality to Bloedel, unlike any other place I’ve visited. I am once transformed, energized, inspired, relaxed, and released from daily cares to be completely present with my own soul and the wonders of nature.”

“Having always tried to respect nature and loved to “take a walk in the woods,” I found the Strolls for Well-being at Bloedel Reserve to be a stimulating rebirth for me. The program not only brought me a fresh awareness of nature, but it also inspired the awareness of my inner-most feelings. It allowed me to face an emotional challenge which I suspect would or could have been debilitating. My gratitude goes out to Bloedel Reserve for sponsoring the program and facilitating its implementation.”

“Strolls For Well-Being  has not only reconnected me with nature but it has reconnected me with myself.”


Thank You to Our 2020 Strolls Sponsors


bainbridge community foundation

M. Jean Fisher Living Trust



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