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Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, is one of 20 public gardens in the nation nominated for USA Today's Best Public Gardens competition. (Image: Bloedel Reserve)

Bainbridge Island park in the running for 'Best Public Gardens'

The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island has been nominated in USA Today's 10 Best Public Gardens competition.

The only public garden in Washington state to make the list of 20 North American gardens nominated, Bloedel sits on 150 acres and includes a Japanese Garden, Moss Garden and Reflection Pool.

Voting is now through the end of March (hint, vote on all your devices to really give Bloedel a push!) Afterall, it's only right that the Evergreen State win the Best Garden award right? Don't worry, I already checked - no gardens from the actual Garden State (New Jersey) are in the running.