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Bloedel Reserve

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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get a real diverse feeling of garden styles from European inspired designs, to very authentic Japanese style gardens. It’s a good as it gets. One of the most beautiful Japanese gardens outside Japan.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank A C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens/reserve are amazing, It is a 2 mile stroll though changing natural beauty. What a tranquil and inspiring place to spend 2 to 3 hours, the way they have blended dying trees with new, the ponds are stunning, do not forget to walk through...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ceilings
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Ranks up there w other world class gardens in America (Fairchild, Winterthur, Longwood)! Especially serene, peaceful, loved the NW flavor of this garden. Beautifully placed curvaceous paths w pond, streams, flowers, Moss garden, terrific Japanese garden. So, so lovely. Poetry on natural wood plaques a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed April 14, 2019

A beautiful and relaxing stroll through indigenous as well as specially designed garden attractions. An abundance of nature-inspired poetry to accompany and enjoy on your stroll. An array of colors as spring flowers greeted the change in seasons. There are several invitations to sit and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Doug B
Reviewed April 13, 2019

We have participated in their Strolls For Wellness program which gave us a whole new appreciation for this local landmark. Go with friends or on your own. Wondrous in every season.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Always good, nature doesn’t get any better here in the US. The founders transformed natural forest to harmonize the environment with beautiful gardens and landscapes. The moss garden glowed. Enjoy the poetry in the garden.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Even though it was late in March and there had been snow recently, the garden featured many blooming flowers in a tranquil setting. Somewhat pricey, but worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Bloedel Reserve is such a beautiful, peaceful place with thousands of species of trees, shrubbery and plants native to the Northwest. The fountains and ponds are very "zen" and offer places to meditate and relax. I go there whenever I need to recharge my batteries....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Love to walk in this magnificent landscape-,wonderful paths, amazing trees and views. It’s a little far from downtown ( about 25 minutes) but worth it if you really enjoy botanical gardens. Small gift shop, parking, paths and I recommend a printed map at gift shop....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

We were there in the fall, and the colors were just beautiful. The shop was lovely, and I'd love to come back at other times of the year to see the different foliage and flowers.

Date of experience: October 2018
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KathyS471
May 6, 2019|
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Response from traveljunkie98110 | Reviewed this property |
Oops! I'm sorry, I am mistaken. I forgot that picnics are no longer allowed at Bloedel Reserve.
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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
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Andrea S
May 20, 2018|
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Response from A C | Reviewed this property |
No. You must park you car in the guest parking lot at the entrance.
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