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Bloedel Reserve

Bainbridge Island, WA
206-842-7631
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Gardens
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Bradenton, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
30 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A glorious way to spend an afternoon. We were fortunate, warm sunny day. Walking trail through the reserve, wonderfully maintained gardens, yet not overly pruned. Beautiful house overlooking the water. There is also a Japanese Garden with a small house with a wonderful wrap around porch. Don't miss this one! Take the ferry and enjoy the Bloedel's Reserve!

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minneapolis mn
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My adult daughter, adult son with Down syndrome and I were visiting Bainbridge Island. We were driving around looking at the nature and saw the sign for Bloedel Reserve. My daughter, living in the Seattle area, said she had heard of it so we drove in, killing time until the next ferry back to the city. OMG. I think we... More

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Monterey, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A lovely walk. Gorgeous and Serene. Absolutely beautiful. Loved it. The Staff were very helpful. Don't miss this.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Bloedel Reserve is the former home of the Bloedel family and is now a constantly evolving site to please the senses. As you wander the spacious grounds on mainly level, paved pathways you will hear the murmurs of conversations as people pause to enjoy what lies before them, hidden under larger plant or tree specimens or perhaps right at... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Where does one begin? First off, you are in the middle of Bainbridge Island so already you are away from the urban masses. Secondly, you are attending a nature reserve which implies a place of peace and quiet, Finally, you are able to walk through natural as well as man made environments all competing for your time and senses. This... More

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Holland, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island is a a paradise for walkers as well as strollers. Friendly and well informed staff lead on trails past ponds, gorgeous overlooks and a lovely home. One can spend time wandering or linger in the shade of the manicured areas or more rustic segments.

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Normandy Park, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This Reserve is a serene oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of today's world. The forest,Trestle bridge, and Board Walk are specially soothing and meditative. The Mid Pond, the house, and the East Bluff take the visitor back to the 1950's. The Japanese Garden and Guest House feel very tranquil and beautifully designed. No wonder this Japanese... More

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Medina, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Bloedel Reserve is a World Class garden set in hundreds of acres of natural forest, meadows, ponds and gardens. Perfect for a long afternoon walk after a a nice lunch in Winslow. Old house and gift shop too.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

What a wonderful, relaxing place. The shuttle direct from the ferry makes it very accessible and by getting the 8.45, I was the first through the doors and, for a while at least, had the place to myself. Beautiful forest as well as more planned gardens. Thoroughly recommended for a couple of hours to restore the batteries.

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Walpole
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a great place to visit! We arrived by ferry from Seattle and took a shuttle directly to the Reserve. We walked around the clearly marked, mulched trails through the whole Reserve for a couple of hours and the air was clean and the plants were lush. The leaves on some of the plants were enormous! It was a very... More

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