poetry garden

March 14, 2015

Bloedel-Japanese-Garden

For many years the home of Prentice and Virginia Bloedel, the 150-acre, north-Bainbridge Island Bloedel Reserve is today a cultural center that hosts art exhibits, music events, workshops, lectures, poetry and, starting this year, residencies.

The personal passion of Prentice Bloedel, the gardens were designed and developed by him over the course of more than 40 years. They include natural woodlands along with a Japanese garden, moss garden, reflection pool, meadow, bird refuge, waterfall, bog boardwalk and camellia trail, among other features.

The Bloedel Reserve is open year-round, but April may be an especially fine time to visit, with several events planned for National Poetry Month. See dates and details about Poetry at Bloedel on the website and see many gorgeous photos on The Bloedel Reserve Facebook page.

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2 Responses to “poetry garden”

  1. michaeldylanwelch Says:

    Judy, did you know that Bloedel was where Theodore Roethke died? The raked stones area of the Japanese garden at Bloedel used to be a swimming pool, and that was the swimming pool where Roethke died. I just learned this a few weeks ago when researching for the Roethke class I gave for my “Poets Wanted” lecture series as Redmond poet laureate. Interesting to know! And this is surely why they’re having a Roethke tribute night there at the end of April. Nice to see the poetry activities at Bloedel!

    Michael


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