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Bloedel Reserve

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“moss garden”(38 reviews)
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
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All reviews japanese garden moss garden the main house manor house formal gardens peaceful walk beautiful nature reflection pool water features every turn wonderful place to visit japanese guest house puget sound several hours self guided tour great walk pacific northwest
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place for a walk whatever season. Always something new to see. Friendly docents at the house with lots of interesting information.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Fantastic preserve chances with each season. The grounds are well kept. Doesn’t s are available to explain the gardens. A gift shop is newly remodeled and offers a variety of souvenirs.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lgpeyton
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

A lovely place to visit - any time of year. Walk the gardens - takes an hour or two...and visit the Japanese house /garden and the historical home ( usually open ) to see life in a grand old house. Beautifully maintained. Especially nice in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BonitaD21
Reviewed December 30, 2018

This superb horticultural collection, acknowledged one of the best nationally, features many beautiful, special gardens arrayed along a Puget Sound bluff. Accessible by car (and sometimes local bus) from the Seattle to Bainbridge Island ferry, the site features a Japanese garden, a moss garden, beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank klanglow
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful property has something to offer year round. The tranquil setting, wonderful scents and boundless beauty feed the soul.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

A great place to visit. I pushed my disabled husband through the grounds on a mostly-paved path. We both appreciated the ambiance and beauty of the foliage and enjoyed the Japanese house.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank E8946WGjeanm
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Bloedel Reserve is that perfect place for people who appreciate nature. There is a wide variety of picturesque views and many plants and animals to enjoy observing. A beautifulJapanese teahouse and excellent gift house are a couple highlights. The pumpkins were also really fun to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank HayleyB882
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

This is my first visit in the fall! It’s a beautiful walk even in a rainy day. The new gift shop is a destination visit. It’s worthwhile to have an annual pass if you choose to visit a time or two.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed November 8, 2018

We weren't sure about visiting this place but it turned out to be one of the best places I visited during my Seattle trip. A beautiful, peaceful walk around the woods and to top it all the mansion at the hilltop was the highlight. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Aman A
Reviewed October 21, 2018

What a treat to have a local tell me to visit here while my brief trip to the island. A calm, peaceful walk through partial wooded areas, big open fields with a pay off of walking along the cliffs where the Bloedel Mansion is. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ketian Y
July 27, 2018|
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Response from Victoria B | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit mysterious. On the website, the Reserve is definitely listed as open on Labor Day, although that is a Monday and they are normally closed Mondays. Also summer hours are given for May 26 – Sept 2, while Regular... More
Andrea S
May 20, 2018|
Response from DilipKS1 | Reviewed this property |
No. Cars are to be parked just inside the entry gate and then you have to walk around.
Janeen T
May 18, 2018|
Response from DilipKS1 | Reviewed this property |
Pets are not allowed. Neither are they allowed in the car, if it is parked inside.