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Bloedel Reserve

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Address: Bainbridge Island, WA
Phone Number: 206-842-7631
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beautiful and breathtaking gardens

The Bloedel Reserve is a gem on Bainbridge Island. They have the lovliest gardens and grounds I have ever seen. The place is well maintained and the paths are easy to navigate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
monica r
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The Bloedel Reserve is a gem on Bainbridge Island. They have the lovliest gardens and grounds I have ever seen. The place is well maintained and the paths are easy to navigate. I would recommend this place for people of all ages...truly a beautiful place.

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1 Thank monica r
Bainbridge Island, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Bloedel Reserve is a beautiful place to visit. It's a great place to go for a peaceful walk since it is never overly crowded. If you go to one place on Bainbridge Island it should be here. If you live around Bloedel I recommend a membership and frequent visits.

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1 Thank LightOwl
Belfair, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We really enjoyed our walk around the Reserve. More than one especially lovely view was worth braving the cold. The home itself was a warm and welcome place to rest a bit. Entry fee was a bit high, but I'm sure they spend it all on maintenance.

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2 Thank Larry F
Homewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Lovely setting and the trail was beautifully maintained. We enjoyed the displays of pumpkins and gourds that were scattered about. A must see!

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Thank KathChicago
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

My boyfriend and I took a ferry to Bainbridge Island ($8 each, round trip). And then we took a taxi to Bloedel Reserve ($40 total, round trip). Bloedel Reserve was the highlight for our 4-day trip to Seattle. Coming from California, Bloedel Reserve was a breath of fresh air. Very lush, green grass, mystical ponds, knowledgeable staff, colorful trees and... More 

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1,035 reviews
439 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The island 8 miles from Seattle across the Puget Sound is an oasis and right smack in the middle of it is this little beautiful oasis. The vegetation, trees, scrubs and flowers along winding trails are gorgeous.

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Thank Richard C
Kula
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I LOVE this garden. This is a very special place for the whole family, or go solo for a nature walk.

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Marrowstone Island, Washington
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Don't bother with a guided tour. Just wander the trails and enjoy. (We had a guide, and she was a very nice lady, but she wasn't,t able to enlighten us on names of plant or much of anything.). The view from the the house is incredible. We went just before Halloween, and the distribution of the pumpkins and squashes was... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This reserve is lovely. Miles of landscaped trains lead you through forests, lakes, Japanese gardens and to the original Blodel home with a breathtaking view of Seattle and Puget Sound. Concerts there are great and even gift shop is fun. Not walking distance from the ferry to Seattle so you either take public transportation or a cab.

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Thank Nelr15
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The Reserve is absolutely amazing. It was raining during our visit but it was worth it. It's a peaceful walk and the main house has a lot of history. The Japanese garden was breathtaking so beautiful.

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