There was a period of time this spring and early summer when the Bloedel Reserve was closed to the public, but we can happily say it’s back open again and serving as the same restorative sanctuary as always. This month, Bloedel Reserve was ranked as one of the year’s 10 best Botanical Gardens in the country by USA Today.
We couldn’t agree more, of course. Bloedel Reserve is a special place, as just about anyone who has been there can attest. This is actually the second time Bloedel has made the top 10 list, which is determined by voting on nominees presented by a panel that includes travel and garden experts and members of the USA Today editorial staff.
Though you can explore this incredible space on a day trip from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, we recommend staying a night or two and exploring the other wonderful things this island has to offer. The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association has a variety of members, including traditional hotels, boutique inns, B&Bs, and vacation rentals to choose from, and makes it easy to find accommodations that suit your needs. Browse through our members, and book your stay today! Continue reading