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Bloedel Reserve

#1 of 42 things to do in Bainbridge Island Features Animals
7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
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Peace and tranquility - plus a bit of history

Loved this place. I took my daughter, son in law, and grandchild - who we could push in a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
The must-see Antithesis of Butchart Gardens

First the bad news: This is the number one attraction on Bainbridge Island, and it costs $17 per... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
David P
Vancouver, Washington
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place. I took my daughter, son in law, and grandchild - who we could push in a stroller. All three generations enjoyed it. We spent more than 2 hours strolling through the gardens and house. You can catch a shuttle bus ($2 pp)...More

Thank Nancy850
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First the bad news: This is the number one attraction on Bainbridge Island, and it costs $17 per adult. Now the good news: There is no more bad news. It's not crowded, totally worth it and one of the most serene experiences you may ever...More

4  Thank David P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bloedel Reserve is a private estate but it could easily be a state park. It is quiet and bucolic, with a number of easy walking trails. A real plus is the large number of benches spread around the reserve so you can rest and enjoy...More

Thank Globe_trotter_100
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I've visited many botanical gardens and this is one of my favorites. It is very peaceful and so well done. There are large ponds, lots of birds and, of course, a large variety of plants. There is also the Bloedel House which is open for...More

Thank nellie C
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The reserve is an excellent place for a stroll, full of trees and interesting plants, with the exception of some azaleas and few wild flowers there was not that many flowers to see (bet that changes in spring). There is a Japanese garden and cottage...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Most beautiful gardens to walk through with our dear friends. It is truly a must see on Bainbridge Island.

Thank Lorna G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This property was owned by the son of a local lumber baron. The gardens are gorgeous and the mansion is full of beautiful artifacts.

Thank gobarbo
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A few years ago, I surprised my wife with a trip out to the Bloedel Reserve. Unbeknownst to me, she had wanted to go in the past. It was recommended to me to take her out there for a nice day away from the hustle...More

Thank cryhavoc38
Reviewed 8 July 2017

It was July 4 and it was a choice between going to the city center and participating in the Bainbridge Island festivities, or spending a couple of hours at the Reserve. We drove north on 305 and headed to Bloedel Reserve. $17 per person gets...More

Thank Juna
Reviewed 3 July 2017

After enjoying the hustle and bustle and chaos of Pike Place market take the ferry to Bainbridge Island and relax at the Bloedel Reserve. It's beautiful and super peaceful. On their website is a link to BI Ride, which is an easy and quick (20...More

Thank gaffergrrrl
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
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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
13 January 2016|
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Response from Michelle P | Reviewed this property |
The Reserve is open 10am to 4pm Tuesday thru Sunday. If you are in Seattle and limited on time, the Arboretum might be your better bet. If you want to experience the full western Washington experience, then a ferry ride... More