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Bloedel Reserve

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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
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Perfect Day!

We took the ferry from Seattle over to Bainbridge Island and then made the short drive to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tony K
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Los Angeles, California
A superb island visit!

A must see for anyone coming to Bainbridge Island. The grounds are meticulously maintained. There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dianac0hen
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Seattle, Washington
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the ferry from Seattle over to Bainbridge Island and then made the short drive to the reserve. It is more than a botanical garden as there are large expanses of meadow and also wooded areas. There are deer families grazing and many birds....More

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see for anyone coming to Bainbridge Island. The grounds are meticulously maintained. There is everything from forest areas to more formal gardens with an outstanding view of the sound. A great place to take families.

1  Thank dianac0hen
Reviewed 10 January 2018

My wife and I stumbled across this reserve while reading some city magazines. Upon doing a little on line research, it looked pretty cool. We were told that once you landed on Bainbridge Island, it was a 2 hour drive to the reserve. We went...More

2  Thank mrl617
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This fun adventure began with a wonderful, windy ferry ride over to Bainbridge Island from Seattle. Once there, the staff of the Reserve could not have been more pleasant and helpful about how I could best enjoy the space. Those people were worth the price...More

1  Thank MissIppiSwagman
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The Bloedel Reserve is a really special place. It has a combination of native forest, well-designed gardens, and views of the Puget Sound that make it beautiful and interesting. The Japanese garden is lovely in summer and fall, and in late summer the cedar waxwings...More

1  Thank allendbi
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I've been to a number of botanical gardens, but as the title suggests, Bloedel Reserve is actually that - a reserve. We visited in December, and I thought there was something special about visiting in the chilly overcast weather. Yes, the entrance fee is a...More

1  Thank jolenegoes
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Wonderful place to hike or stroll. Beautiful Japanese Garden. Interesting history. Avian sanctuary. Holiday miniature village and toy train. Always amazing flower arrangements.

1  Thank freckles1339
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit . There are many environments each very carefully maintained. Wetlands, a Japanese house surrounded by same styled gardens and lakes a mossy sub forest- the main house, all the brainchild of someone who believed in the benefits of a natural exterior...More

1  Thank Cedric W
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This is an expensive 45 minute walk, $17.00 is a bit steep. There is so much opportunity for improvement. The concept is really good, the execution is less then desirable. The opportunity to add carolers, holiday music and a more festive lighting arrangement at the...More

Thank dandreassen
Reviewed 18 November 2017

If I lived in the area, I'd definitely become a member. Admission fee may seem steep, but the beauty and serenity that it buys are priceless. Walk as little or as much as you want, in a variety of gently shaped outdoor environments.

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Linda S
9 February 2018|
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Response from MissIppiSwagman | Reviewed this property |
The size and shape of the trails wouldn't lend themselves to riding bikes. Besides it's a lovely and quiet garden.
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JoeSt_Louis_Mo_63129
30 May 2017|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry none we found.
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Janet A
17 March 2017|
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Response from Lartemis | Reviewed this property |
I only walked the wooded part of the Reserve (through the woods, past the Japanese pavilion, and back to the gatehouse). My husband has mobility issues. I would NOT have taken him with me. Yes, there are some places to sit... More
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