Summer Extended Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NOTE: We are closed all day on Thursday, August 7. We will close at 3pm on Sunday, August 4.

Bloedel Reserve no longer takes reservations. Visit any time during our regular hours.

Our 2014 Garden Party is SOLD OUT!

NEW! Regular Bus Service

Kitsap Transit’s “B.I. Ride” now in service: Catch B.I. Ride any Tuesday-Saturday at the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal and be whisked-away to Bloedel Reserve for just $2. Schedule and information here: www.kitsaptransit.com/how-to-ride/dial-a-ride

Happening now

In Bloom: The gardens are full of life–blooming plants and vocal birds and frogs. Cool breezes off Puget Sound work as nature’s air conditioning and delightful plants such as lacecap hydrangeas, Japanese forest grass, Rhododendron prunifolium, and delicate deer ferns are in their splendor.


Upcoming Events:

Koto Music in Japanese Garden

  • Aug. 24 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Adult Classes

July 11-26 - Shakespeare’s Twelfe Night, or What You Will in collaboration with Bainbridge Performing Arts

August 7 – SOLD OUT! Garden Party: “Midsummer’s Eve” Gala & Auction (closed for regular admissions all day)

August 22 - The Dusty 45s: A Rockabilly outdoor summer concert

August 23 - Out(side)rageous Family Day: A child-centered day at the Reserve.

August 30 - 2nd Annual Community Picnic: A wonderful end-of-summer celebration.


Visit our Facebook page for news of events, what’s blooming, and links to web posts about us. Also follow us on Instagram.


Our Mission

The Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island, Washington is an internationally renowned public garden and forest preserve. The founder’s vision was “to provide refreshment and tranquility in the presence of natural beauty,” and the Reserve’s mission is to “enrich people’s lives through a premier public garden of natural and designed Pacific Northwest landscapes.”

The Reserve’s 150 acres are a unique blend of natural woodlands and beautifully landscaped gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a Moss Garden, a Reflection Pool and the Bloedels’ former estate home.  We invite you to visit this Northwest treasure.


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