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Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens

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Address: 3531 Meerkerk Ln, Greenbank, Whidbey Island, WA 98253-6208
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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Wonderful place to visit for a couple hours

It had been raining on the day my sister and I visited, and it was toward the end of the Rhodie blooms. But was such a nice walk around, to see their gardens and see the view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
JakeAndLexi
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Phoenix Arizona, USA
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Phoenix Arizona, USA
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been raining on the day my sister and I visited, and it was toward the end of the Rhodie blooms. But was such a nice walk around, to see their gardens and see the view. Definitely a must for any flower lover. I would love to return when the Rhodies are more in bloom.

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Thank JakeAndLexi
MeerkerkAdmin, Manager at Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this review

We hope you can visit again. The fall season is wonderful with our maple trees putting on a color show. Peak bloom is mid-April to end of May. Thanks for coming! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This is where to go if you are a flower lover like me. best place to buy my plants for my new garden!!! I hope to volunteer there as soon as we make our move to the island!!! support your local gardens!!!

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MeerkerkAdmin, Manager at Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this review

Come back often! Our volunteer group meets Thursdays at 9:00 am. It is a great group of folks who help out each week. More 

Oak Harbor, Washington
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

As soon as the sign goes out in I-20 that says "PEAK BLOOMS"- get to the Meerkerk Gardens immediately! It's an enchanted secret garden, with winding pathways of gravel and sod, and there are hiking trails for the more adventurous. Try to go on a weekday, because weekends are busy, and it's more magical if it's a bit less crowded.... More 

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MeerkerkAdmin, Manager at Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. Peak bloom this year was wonderful - so glad you could visit. More 

Coupeville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife volunteers at the Gardens on occasion and told me how lovely it can be. Well, I finally went and she was right, it's a wonderful place to stroll on a nice day. Many of the Rhododendron bushes (trees) were in full bloom. Spring time is the best time to go. The paths are well groomed but can be... More 

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MeerkerkAdmin, Manager at Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this review

You came at the right time this year! The blooms were early and spectacular. Hope you can come again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I had seen flowers I have not seen before. It has different varieties of trees and a nature trail. It also have a nursery in it. $5 dollars per person is the entrance fee but it's all worth it

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MeerkerkAdmin, Manager at Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this review
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So glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

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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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Seattle, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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29 attraction reviews
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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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Torrance, California
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18 attraction reviews
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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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