Extended Summer Hours (June-August):
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00am-4:00pm.
Bloedel Reserve no longer takes reservations. Visit any time during our regular hours.
Happening now: It’s our 25th anniversary! We’re taking the year to look back at our beginnings and a look ahead with our 25-Year Master Plan.
It’s still peak rhody time and the Rhododendron fortunei are looking particularly good right now. The hydrangeas will start coming out soon, cardiocrinums will be blooming in the coming weeks along with some of the late flowering rhodys (Polar Bear). There are a few meconopsis getting ready to flower. The birch trail and Christmas pond are both at their spring peak.
Book Signing & Presentation by David Cobb – Friday, June 21
Join photographer and author of Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America for a tour of North American Japanese Gardens and discussing the commonalities, differences, and unique beauty through the seasons.
Photography Workshop with Charles Needle – Monday, June 24
Learn how to craft a truly great garden photograph and capture the essence or “spirit” using a digital camera. Charles will discuss the concept of “intimate landscape” and teach tips for proper exposure, composition and lighting.
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