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Reviewed August 9, 2019

Spent about 3 hours on the Bloedel reserve and it was a wonderful experience away from the Seattle down! The flowers, trees, ponds and beauty as you walk around has been amazing. I wish we planned to spend more time there!

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

Seattle is not the same if you didn’t visit the Bloedel Reserve. It’s like heaven on earth and it’s so worth the visit to be amongst nature. You can smell the fresh crisp air, and enjoy the beautiful weather without a care in the world.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

If you are staying in Seattle, you will need to take a ferry ride and then either a bus (if they are running) or a taxi/uber/lyft ride to the preserve. Or you can bring your bike over and ride but it’s not flat so be aware. However you get there, it’s a great trip out to see a wonderful selection of natural flora in a beautifully maintained property. While the property does have some up and down to it, the paths are easy and it’s a nice walk. You can wear boots but unless it’s particularly damp day (remember this is Seattle area…), you can just wear walking shoes or sneakers. Allow at least a couple of hours to walk through but if you are really into horticulture or plant and landscape photography, allow more time. Also, factor in time for the ferry and realize it can get crowded during major tourist times.

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank jbird2020
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

Family visit with guests from out of town raved with the beauty and ambiance of the Bloedel Reserve. The peace and quiet was very enjoyable. It was hard to believe that such a beautiful place was located on Bainbridge island. I would return for a visit whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank SupraMike
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

Amazing garden, showcasing the different type of plants in their natural habitat. Also the Japanese style garden is worth it. Moss overgrown trees and a lake make it romantic. The house has stunning views and takes you back in time. We were told that 300 volunteers upkeep the garden. Wonderful!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Letstravel010
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