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Address: 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, Whidbey Island, WA 98253
Phone Number: 360.678.1912
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Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, a not-for-profit garden open to the public,...

Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, a not-for-profit garden open to the public, encompasses ten acres of display and educational gardens enveloped by forty-three acres of woodland preserve with nature trails. Friends of Meerkerk memberships, plant sales, admission donations and contributions combine to care for the Gardens.

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Beautiful place to visit!

I surprised the Mrs. with this place and she was so pleased with the grounds. The price is very fair when compared to other venues on the island and absolutely beautiful. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Hawkdriver1974
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I surprised the Mrs. with this place and she was so pleased with the grounds. The price is very fair when compared to other venues on the island and absolutely beautiful. We arrived when they were just opening and the volunteer said we can always feel free to enter the grounds even if it's a little late in opening. (The... More 

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Thank Hawkdriver1974
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We took husband's parents for Wine and Rhodies! Be sure to have plenty of time to walk around and see everything! This is so much fun!

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Thank tcar0l
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Worth the stop. I would have loved to be here when it was in bloom. The monkey tree is beautiful. It's a peaceful easy walk around the grounds. It would be well worth the 5 dollars a person when it's in season. Off season not so much. We were greeted be a family of 4 deer.

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Thank Teresa S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Disclaimer - this review is only for July, not the rest of the year. I had high hopes for this garden and I totally understand this is not Rhododendron season and that it is the middle of a hot July and that it is totally run by volunteers but there was nothing remarkable about this place for the $5.00 entrance... More 

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Thank LehuaMonsoon
Torrance, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

July is obviously not the time to see Rhodos at Meerkerk Gardens. We didn't see one bloom. A lot of volunteers were weeding and trimming. This garden is set in a forest location with mostly greenery. The paths are dirt or grassy and sometimes uneven. There is a teachable area and a nursery. Classes were offered for Rhodo care. But... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The rhododendron were pretty much done blooming during our June visit. We did enjoy our visit, venturing into the more rugged nature trails. In some spots they were pretty overgrown with ferns - which we didn't mind. Found ripe salmonberries along the way and tested those. Also saw our first banana slugs and they were about as big as our... More 

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Thank Heather H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We (me and my husband) made a quick trip to Whidbey Island for the afternoon and found this little gem. It's so peaceful and absolutely beautiful! Definitely want to go back and spend more time there. Would recommend it for anybody who likes nature.

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Thank Susan S
hollywood, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Full of fabulous color and really well laid out and maintained...you've got to stop by and see this little gem. One of the highlights of a recent trip to be sure.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were there a the very beginning of the Rhododendron season, so there weren't a lot of visitors as the garden wasn't fully in bloom. But this was a bonus in that we still got to see all the various types of Rhodies without the crowds, allowing us to take our time and enjoy the lovely garden and to take... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Tranquil and mesmerizing. The rhododendrons just explode with colors and shapes. Overall surroundings are lush. Worth the money and time.

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