Bloedel Reserve

When Dear and I were on our little weekend getaway a few weeks ago we visited Bloedel Reserve.

It really is a special public garden and forest preserve. The grounds make for a lovely walk. This post will have lots of photos.

We pulled up a little early and waited for opening time.

We were fortunate to get good weather for our visit despite a lousy forecast for this day. This probably afforded us a very private walk throughout the grounds!

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Into the moss garden…

After dealing with tree roots on our walkway project we were intrigued with this uprooted tree.

We were so impressed with the grounds at Bloedel that we became members so if anyone wants to head to the gardens I am able to take one guest for free along with me.

We are starting a special four days of activity and fun so I’ll be away from the computer for large periods of time. I won’t be participating in some of my favorite memes but hope to visit your blogs at the end of the day during my down time.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

12 thoughts on “Bloedel Reserve

  1. I love a mossy garden…and garden paths that take you away. Loved all the photos. Would enjoy a visit to those gardens some time Have a great time away:) Looking forward to news and pics:)

  2. What a gorgeous place! You captured so many nice views. I love the third photo of the ducks and the view of the house from a long way away and the view of the water… Enjoy your fun time away from the computer!

  3. Oh my. What a beautiful place to visit! I can imagine that it is beautiful in every season. Getting a membership seems like a good investment. If I lived near you, I’d certainly take you up on your offer!

    Enjoy your special four days! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

  4. Those gardens are stunning. The moss covered logs and reflecting ponds – amazing! Thanks for sharing this – oh, how I would love to tour this special place with you! Looking forward to hearing what you’re up to for a few days.

  5. Sometimes it is almost too much to take in so much beauty. This is one place where you MUST return many times to soak it all up, and then go back again when the season changes to see all that is new . Ever-changing beauty !

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