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Bloedel Reserve

Bainbridge Island, WA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Gardens
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Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The grounds of this reserve are varied and beautiful. Lots of different kinds of plants and garden areas, plus a view of the sound. We plan to go back to see the rhododendrons.

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Sarasota Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
7 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

My family visited the Bloedel Reserve on a beautiful July day and it was spectacular. The gardens are toured by following a trail that winds through the property and probably covers a two mile distance. The serenity of this place cannot be overstated. The plants are marvelous and cover a great variety. My wife took tons of photos and found... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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103 reviews 103 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The grounds of this former estate are absolutely beautiful. There is a well groomed trail that you follow around the property that has been left in a natural state for the most part. The former Bloedel residence is open to the public. There is very interesting historical information on display.

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High Point, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a must see place if you're in the Seattle area! The gardens are just exquisite! Savor every moment walking around the grounds and exploring the house. A truly wonderful way to spend a day!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We spent 2 hours here and it was well worth it! Don't expect lots of flowers and colors, but do expect lush and creative use of space and features like bridges and walkwalks. The plants were nicely trimmed and it is difficult to see where nature begins and ends because it is all so well done. There are no signs... More

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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

In the Pacific NW, take the short ferry ride from downtown Seattle to visit the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge island. Step on the ferry for an astonishing boat trip and get off in another world. If you are lucky, you will see Mt. Rainier in the distance as well as the skyline of Seattle. The garden is six miles from... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Lovely trip to take if in Seattle and enjoy gardens, boat rides etc. The home once private is now part of the University of Washington. Able to view rooms in the mansion, gardens/trails are wonderful, views from the house fantastic. A great 1-2 hour sojourn. The Winslow area near the ferry terminal is great place to stroll through. Price for... More

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Puget Sound, Washington
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This huge, once-private estate is a one-of-a-kind, lovely arboretum that you can wander at will (though there is an entry fee). I've visited several times, and I think spring and fall offer the most beautiful views due to the colorful flowers and/or foliage in those seasons.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our own mini-version of Butchart Gardens. If you are looking for a nature walk through a beautiful garden, this is the place for you.

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Bainbridge Island, WA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On Bainbridge Island, the beautiful Bloedel Reserve serves a natural oasis that provides soothing calm to longtime visitors and newcomers alike. The easy walk through the reserve provides a variety of lush landscapes -- some natural, some created by humans, but all adding up to a pleasing and harmonious whole. Bloedel is an absolute must-see for out-of-towners visiting Bainbridge and... More

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