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Reviewed June 13, 2019

Love Bloedel Reserve. So beautiful, so peaceful. A nice couple of hours walk. Native plants and exotics. Good for families. Food not allowed. Beautiful in every season, Spring flowers, Autumn colors, Winter and Summer. At Christmas there is a train display in the French Chateau. We go over and over.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank GardeningGrammie
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Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

I visit beautiful gardens all over the world but the Bloedel Reserve is the first one that made me feel jealous. Designed by a private family, it has a two miles walking path that takes you through a variety of gardens that include pastures, a water garden, a woodland garden, a beautiful Japanese garden, an estate garden, and so much more. The plantings are specimen plants throughout that are lovingly cared for. Plane two to three hours there.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

My daughter and I recently visited Bainbridge Island while in Washington, and were looking for a nice place to get in a good walk. I had read about Bloedel Reserve and am so glad we had the chance to go here. It was THE perfect place to take a leisurely, quiet walk and see some beautiful nature. My daughter and I were delighted with how quiet, peaceful and serene it was. The Japanese house and gardens were such a nice surprise .... we have a request for parents though. PLEASE remember that there are people there who want to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature, including the Japanese house and gardens. It's not really a place for kids to run, scream and chase each other. Kind of puts a damper on the day for others. Just saying ;-)

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

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
1  Thank A C
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

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 the house and visit the Japanese garden.
We came away so relaxed and inspired with ideas for our garden!

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Edward S
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