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Bloedel Reserve

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Address: 7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
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A lovely day

On my first visit to BI, this was a must see. Spent a lovely couple of hours walking along the paths, enjoying the birds and admiring the beautiful plants and trees. I hope to go... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
timetmoi
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

On my first visit to BI, this was a must see. Spent a lovely couple of hours walking along the paths, enjoying the birds and admiring the beautiful plants and trees. I hope to go back when more flowers are in bloom.

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Arlington, Virginia
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We spent three hours exploring and absorbing these beautiful gardens on an otherwise "gloomy" March afternoon. No schedule. No tree markers and placards. Yes, you can walk on the grass. Yes, you can set your tripod for that perfect shot, however long it takes. No hurries. No worries. Just enjoy.

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Fremont, California
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a beautiful two hour walk before the heavy rains came in the afternoon. We had arrived by plane in Seattle at 8:30am, rode the LiteRail ($3/person)downtown to the Pioneer station and caught the Bainbridge Ferry to the Island ($16.80 round trip for two). Then there is a unique bus service with a phone call... More 

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Thank PaulRayAndrus
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6 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The grounds of the Bloedel Reserve are beautiful, complete with p aths through pastures, ponds and flowers. We took several hours to explore the gardens and took lots of pictures. It was a wonderful way to spend the day. I did find the routes a bit confusing and got turned around a few times.

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Thank Helen B
Minneapolis
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful site with lovely paths through a natural area with woodlands and ponds. Also a beautiful historic house. It is all very well maintained and staffed. Highly recommended for a visit that is quiet and relaxing. Bring your camera as there are great photo opportunities.

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California
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Though this is not the Butchart Gardens, it has its own charm. February may not be the best time to go, as it was pretty cold and there didn't seem to be much in bloom. I can't attest to how the rest of the year is. Nevertheless, it is a nice stroll through the reserve with many nice sites and... More 

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Thank CaliforniaNerdboy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I enjoy Blooded Reserve during all seasons. It is especially nice to explore at the start of autumn and in early spring because of the changing flora. During the summer, you can take advantage of classical concerts too.

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Poulsbo, Washington
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This hidden gem was a huge surprise! I have lived in the area for years and had never visited Bloedel until last summer. What a spectacular surprise! I will buy a season's pass this year and visit many times.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Bloedel Reserve was designed by Mr. Bloedel as a healing garden and it truly is just that. If you are in need of a dose of peace, serenity or just sheer, natural beauty there is no better place than Bloedel. Allow yourself to slow down and take your time to be fully present. The Reserve is small and yet it... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

We are lucky to live on Bainbridge Island for any number of reasons and the Bloedel is one of them. If you find yourself on Bainbridge, find a way to this wonderful, natural wonder. There are miles of paths to wander, little lakes to see wood ducks if you're lucky and all types of Northwest birds you could imagine, including... More 

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