Like No Other Place in the World
Wander the trails and paths and discover the magic and wonder of Bloedel. There’s something new around every turn of the trail and in every season. We invite you to return often and enjoy seasonal events, garden walks with our expert horticulture staff, talks with landscape design experts, summer concerts, Shakespeare, and more.
What to Expect
Bloedel Reserve is an experiential public garden and forest reserve, a mixed tapestry of woodlands, meadows, and landscaped gardens. With 150 acres to explore and 14 distinct landscapes, it’s a place to immerse yourself in nature. Plan to spend at least 2 hours on the Reserve.
During your visit, you’ll walk approximately 2 miles on well-maintained bark and gravel trails, and paved roads. For guests with limited mobility (ADA), a paved road gives you access to the highlights of the Reserve. The ADA route is approximately 2/3 of a mile round trip and has an incline on the return trip. Wheelchairs are available for use by guests.
To maintain our meticulous landscapes and the tranquility of the experience, no food or beverages (other than water), or pets are allowed on the trails. Ask the Gatehouse staff for information about nearby restaurants or city parks where you can enjoy a meal or snack.
Please be sure to review our Garden Etiquette before your visit.
“Nature can do without man,
but man cannot do without nature.”
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…
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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