Bloedel Reserve is a public garden and nature reserve situated on Bainbridge Island. Our primary focus is the sustainable operation of our 150-acre, waterfront public garden in accordance with 4 organizational priorities: excellence in horticulture & design, commitment to stewardship & conservation, promotion of nature & well-being, and stimulation of inspiration & creativity. Approximately 60,000 people enjoy the grounds year-round through: walks on more than 2 miles of groomed trails, guided tours, lectures and facilitated discussions, community concerts and readings, and special events. We offer two signature programs at no cost to participants: Strolls for Well-Being programs (which use the garden as a therapy modality) in partnership with Virginia Mason and Island Volunteer Caregivers as well as the Creative Residency (an artist-in-residence program). Founded by Prentice and Virginia Bloedel in 1974 and opened to the public in 1988, Bloedel Reserve is a place to find refreshment and tranquility in nature.