Bloedel Reserve

Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island: Hours, Address, Bloedel Reserve Reviews: 5/5

Bloedel Reserve
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Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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drkaela
Santa Clara, CA19 contributions
I'm so glad I dragged the family on this quiet hike through this reserve. Maybe it's because it costs money to get in, but there were so many less people here than anywhere else in Seattle. It was a nice getaway after a food tour at the Pike Market. You choose your own hike through the reserve, and there is a disability-friendly shorter one on paved road that takes you straight to the mansion. It is a very well preserved land with workers constantly working on the garden. There are so many picture moments including the one with the deer in the backyard of the mansion (well, not taken with the deer). The view from the backyard to the ocean is breathtaking and absolutely peaceful. The hikes are very intuitive with the map so you won't get lost. There are some shades for sun-phobes like me. Fortunately, it was sunny but cloudy so we had the most wonderful hike. I highly recommend here - you probably need a few hours. On the Bainsbridge Island, I really liked this activity.
Written August 6, 2022
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Kathryn Stern
Greensboro, NC3 contributions
Couples
The gardens are magnificent, with well marked paths all through the forests and around the manor house. The staff were courteous and welcoming. We especially enjoyed learning about the history of the Blondel family and the Japanese Gardens. Highly recommend and perfect for all ages.
Written August 4, 2022
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Amy S
4 contributions
Family
Absolutely incredible. Immersive, experiential nature walk… serene, beautiful, tranquil. Bird songs, solitude. Foxglove along the path - beautiful but poisonous, beware! Cute gift shop and polite groundskeepers.
Written June 29, 2022
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Rick M
Logan, UT3 contributions
This was a nice place to visit but there really wasn't anything that would set it apart from anywhere else we have been to that was similar. The grounds seemed well kept and was green but we were hoping for more colorful flowers. It was fun walking along the trails and there was plenty of shade.
Written May 31, 2022
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David S
Pasadena, CA2 contributions
This is a true hidden gem of Seattle. This private reserve is located on Brinbridge Island, a 30 minute ferry ride from Seattle. Plan on spending the better part of the day there. The preserve, located on 150 acres, will take you at least two hours to walk the entire preserve. We took over three hours since we love to stop and take pictures. If you enjoy quite nature walks, this is for you. So peaceful.

Getting around the island is really easy and inexpensive with their public van service (they come to you). From anywhere in the island to anywhere else is only $2. Lots of great little restaurants for breakfast and lunch and of course local shopping.

Eventhough March is probably not the best time to go, we still had a wonderful time. I think we may go back during the spring.
Written March 18, 2022
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Lee P
Seattle, WA12 contributions
After 15 years in Seattle, I was excited to finally make it to this local attraction today (Jan 29th). We drove up to the gate, and we had pre-purchased tickets for me and my husband. The woman at the gate noted that one of us was a student and asked to see my student ID. I showed her my ID from the University of Washington. She kept pressuring me for additional details to prove that I am really a student. I'm a mature student doing a doctorate in my 40s, and I really don't appreciate her unwelcoming attitude. My first job was at a Gold Coast estate/ museum in New York and we always sought to treat our visitors with respect. Not so much here.
Written January 29, 2022
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COSMOGUY
Spokane, WA55 contributions
Beautiful!!! Don't go to Bainbridge and fail to see this place!! So peaceful and stunning views from the residence.
Written September 30, 2021
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Nina C
Wilmington, DE255 contributions
This was the reason for our stay on Bainbridge Island. The house and grounds have been well cared for and this offering has been open to the public for a relatively short time compared to other homes/gardens around the country. It is apparent the appreciation for this place runs deep as the Foundation works to run and update the gardens as needed. We enjoyed our 2 1/2 mile walk through the reserve and would recommend it highly to all who enjoy spending time outdoors in a lovely setting.
Written September 18, 2021
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PANC J
Lima, Peru825 contributions
This is an extremely well laid-out and organized nature preserve. The paths are easy to walk on and the map makes them easy to follow (it would be hard to get lost). The grounds are a combination of wild and groomed. I have two relatively small criticisms: the reserve is a little too well organized in that you can't wander around at all off the trails; Many of the plants are imports, not native to the Northwest Coast and there is generally little information about any of the plants. All things considered, this is definitely one of the great places to visit on Bainbridge Island.
Written August 10, 2021
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Northernaz
Phoenix, AZ69 contributions
Family
This place was great from all aspects, anytime you have kids ranging from 8 to 15 who all enjoyed the walk and the beauty you know you have something special. Highly recommend visiting and taking in the landscape.
Written July 26, 2021
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