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Bloedel Reserve

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Address: Bainbridge Island, WA
Phone Number: 206-842-7631
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Bloedel Reserve Bainbridge Island 's Crown Jewel

Bainbridge Island is justly famous for scenic views, fabulous homes, charming shops and good restaurants. But visitors to Seattle should put a "must see" on the Bloedel Reserve, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Bainbridge Island is justly famous for scenic views, fabulous homes, charming shops and good restaurants. But visitors to Seattle should put a "must see" on the Bloedel Reserve, a 100-acre nature preserve with exquisite gardens, including a gorgeous Japanese garden and architectural gem of a Japanese guest house. A winding pathway through thick forest reveals more shades of green plants... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The garden was beautiful even on a rainy winters day. I would have liked some references for the plants identifying some of them and the walk could have been longer but it was a lovely, easily accessible stroll.

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Los Angeles, California
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166 reviews 166 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A two mile leisurely walk in some drizzle on our first visit to the reserve. Very well maintained & a photographer's paradise. You could see the beginning of little buds on a lot of the trees & bulbs were starting to emerge. If we were area residents we would definitely have an annual membership. We hope to be able to... More 

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Kingston, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We love to visit Bloedel in each season to see the changes. It is relaxing oases. The volunteer staff is friendly.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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
65 helpful votes 65 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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Seattle, Washington
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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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