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Bloedel Reserve

Bainbridge Island, WA
206-842-7631
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$64*
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Seattle Shore Excursion: Bainbridge Island and...
96%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

But the gardens are beautiful and varied. You can go from a moss garden to a formal Japanese garden to a Northwest rain forest within a few steps. Meticulously maintained by a trust fund from the estate of Sam Hill, ironically known for his railroads and logging activities, which razed countless thousands of acres of virgin forest. The visitor count... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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53 attraction reviews
333 helpful votes 333 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Bloedel is a wonderful place to visit alone or with friends and family. Well-maintained walking trails wind through the old estate grounds. Nature, formal gardens, wildlife, birding, it is all here. The manor house is well situated with a back yard overlooking Puget Sound, the house itself is open for first floor touring. An interesting piece of local history. We... More 

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Camano Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Love this place. I took my friends from California here and they were soooo excited to see a Bald Eagle, something I ave taken for granted over the years. But this time, I realized what we have here is a very special connection to nature.

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Washington State
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94 reviews 94 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Admission was a little pricey at $15/adult, but the grounds were truly amazing. We took a wrong turn and so missed the Japanese Gardens (closing time was too imminent to risk going back out). Absolutely beautiful place, a must-see.

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Forest Ranch, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island is a unique experience worth traveling to. Whether you go by ferry or car, once you arrive to the gardens, it is all a delight. The largest moss garden, a Japanese garden, variety of trees and ponds and ferns. Give yourself the gift of the experience .

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Washington State
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is a beautiful and special place on Bainbridge. The natural gardens and main house a must for bringing guests when visiting

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Exploring new places and learning about different kinds of plant life in regional America is a to-do when I travel. The Bloedel Reserve was a fabulous experience. Lush green surroundings, pristine pathways, beautiful backgrounds for photos, and a fun half-day adventure. Nominal fee upon entry, make sure you have the ferry schedule worked out to get to the island from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A very beautiful place. A lot of effort has been put into designing the reserve the way it is - the maintenance is also great. It's nice to take a relaxed stroll through the place. It is like a little world by itself - you forget about what is happening in the outside world. In case you did not take... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is an out of the way, but more than worthwhile trip from Seattle. The Bainbridge Island ferry from Seattle would be the way to go, although we were traveling by car to the Olympic Peninsula. The gardens include naturally appearing, themed presentations: ferns, mosses, maritime forests, Japanese house/garden/pond, topiary, walk along Puget Sound, birch, bog, and camellia gardens -... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Bloedel Reserve is a very beautiful and tranquil experience. You can tell that much care was taken to create this astounding setting. It is interesting to me that the relative of the owner of this estate also created an estate down by American Lake, which we have also visited "Lakewold Gardens"....I think that there was some friendly competition going... More 

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