Perhaps Seattle’s most peaceful and serene place, the Bloedel Reserve is an internationally renowned public garden and forest preserve known for providing visitors a much needed reprieve from the urban jungle of downtown Seattle. The Reserve’s 150 acres are a unique blend of painstakingly manicured gardens and green, lush forestry that harken back to Asian palaces. These grounds also include a Moss Garden, and Japanese Garden, a Reflection Pool, and the Bloedel’s former estate, and thus many visitors enjoy multiple visits to this pristine and revered preserve.
Not to be confused with Bloedel Park, the Bloedel Reserve is located on Bainbridge Island, only a short ferry boat ride away from downtown Seattle. If you’re looking for a relaxing trip to the pinnacle of Northwestern estate beauty, then the Bloedel Reserve is your stop.
The Bloedel Reserve no longer takes reservations – you are free to walk the grounds Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm. Adult entrance is $15.