List of honors / awards

The Bloedel Reserve is a world-renowned public garden, and recipient of many awards and honors from horticultural and tourism organizations and magazines.

Named one of America’s Most Fascinating Public Gardens by Shelterpop.com on-line magazine in April 2011.

Honored as Tourism Promoter of the Year by Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau (March 2011)

Named one of the ten greatest botanic gardens in the United States by USA Today (May 2010)

Featured in Great Gardens of America by British garden writer Tim Richardson (2009) One of twenty-five gardens selected.

First Annual Garden of the Year Award nominee by Gardens Illustrated, a publication of the British Broadcasting Service (BBC Worldwide) and the Garden Museum of London (2009) One of five nominees worldwide, and only United States garden nominated.

Award for Garden Excellence by the American Public Gardens Association & Horticulture magazine (2008)

Named as one of the top 10 public gardens in the United States by Fine Gardening magazine (2008)

Named one of the top five highest quality Japanese gardens by the Journal of Japanese Gardening (2004)

Named one of the ten greatest gardens of the West by Cowboys & Indians magazine (2006)

Named as one of the top ten gardens in the U.S. for fall color by Horticulture magazine (2005)

Named as one of the ten most beautiful gardens in America by Homestyle magazine (2001)

Award for restoration of a significant residence for public use by the Washington Trust for Historic preservation (1989)