For a serene moment, stand beneath Bloedel Reserve’s dense tree canopy and sink your toes into the thick carpet of moss on the forest floor. Fortunately, an entire section of the gardens in the reserve is devoted to moss. The Moss Garden grows over 15 varieties of indigenous mosses that have developed and spread naturally over the rocks and trees, including Eurhynchium prealongum, Brachythedium frigidum and Rhytidiadelphus loreus.
Bloedel Reserve, located on Bainbridge Island, Washington, comprises 150 acres of both native and cultivated gardens. The reserve seeks to enhance the intimate setting by limiting the number of visitors touring the gardens at any one time, so reservations are required. Take a walk through the Japanese garden, visit the bird preserve or spend some time at the reflection pool. With so much to see, be sure to allow at least two or three hours to enjoy your tour. bloedelreserve.org