Bloedel Reserve is an experiential public garden and forest reserve — a mixed tapestry of woodlands, meadows, and landscaped gardens.
With 150 acres and 23 distinct landscapes to explore, it’s a perfect place to lose yourself in nature.
A loop of well-maintained bark and gravel trails and paved roads wind through the Reserve. The loop is approximately 2 miles long. To walk the entire loop, plan to spend at least 2 hours at the Reserve.
Visiting Bloedel Reserve is specifically designed to be a quietly immersive experience in nature. Please remember that Bloedel Reserve is not a public park. As such, we do not allow pets (other than assistance dogs), beverages other than water, or picnicking on the grounds. For information about nearby restaurants or city parks where you can enjoy a meal or snack, just ask the Gatehouse staff.
The Bloedel Reserve has won many awards and accolades for its gardens and pathways. It was created by Virginia and Prentice Bloedel, the vice-chairman of the lumber company MacMillan Bloedel Limited, under the influence of the conservation movement and Asian philosophy.
Working with the rugged geography of the land, they artfully transformed a rough-hewn Northwest forest into a harmonious series of curated gardens, structural features, and distinctive landscapes, with nature as canvas and paint.
Tickets or memberships are required for entry.