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Address: 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, Whidbey Island, WA 98253
Phone Number: 360.678.1912
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Description: 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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What a treasure!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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hollywood, california
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hollywood, california
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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Anacortes, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It was truly a wonderful experience to roam the paths of this marvelous display garden. I came in the Winter for my first time and found it lovely with views of old growth forest at almost every turn. I can't wait to return for the spring blooms of the Rhododendrons. This is a Non Profit organization run by the Seattle... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Definitely worth the $5 admission--whether you are just visiting the area or live on Whidbey. Best time to go is Springtime (Mar-May). I believe rhodie blooming height is in April. Very well maintained, with lots of trails.

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San Bernardino, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

While I wasn't sure I would enjoy this stop on our trip, I was pleasantly surprised. The grounds are well kept by volunteers. The trails are very easy to navigate. They even have a meditation spot for you to take advantage of. Well worth the stop.

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Ripon, WI
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I visited the gardens with our son and his family. His two daughters love flowers and were very much taken with the gardens. The principal flowers there are rhododendrons, so that a May is the best time to visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

To really enjoy these gardens you must visit at the peak of the rhododendron display. They have many different varieties along with some azaleas. a monkey paw tree (?) and flowering trees too. You can stroll along the trails at your leisure and see the various segments as you want. I especially loved the middle pond near the meditation garden.... More 

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Clinton, Washington
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Not only can you walk through the rhodies, but there are beautiful woods walks as well. Really a beautiful garden and spectacular during the blooming season. Also the sell rhodies in their sales area.

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Whidbey Island
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Meerkerk gardens is a favorites of ours. We live on Whidbey Island and this garden is a treasure. When we first bought our property, and old farm, it did not have any flowers planted on the grounds. many natives, but I wanted the beauty of Rhodies. We went to Meerkerk to help us choose the right varieties, tall, short, early... More 

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