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Bloedel Reserve

#1 of 42 things to do in Bainbridge Island Features Animals
7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
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If you (and you should) visit Bainbridge this is a Must See!

Been to Seattle a few times, saw a little, a a lot! Never, though, had we been to Bainbridge and... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Greenwich, CT
This is a place to stroll, meditate, and simply enjoy nature.

Bloedel is a treasure. It is lovely at any time of the year. But if you like color, visit when... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Port Ludlow, Washington
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Been to Seattle a few times, saw a little, a a lot! Never, though, had we been to Bainbridge and that was a mistake. Thankfully our adult daughter was busy, so we could have a day to ourselves... We'd heard a lot about things to...More

3  Thank RockridgeC
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Bloedel is a treasure. It is lovely at any time of the year. But if you like color, visit when the rhododendrons are in bloom. May is usually the best month. This a a place to stroll, meditate, ponder, and simply allow yourself to be...More

1  Thank Anita1travels
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Visited for the first time on a beautiful sunny fall day. What a pleasant surprise to discover this wonderfully preserved, former private estate, now available to the public. The mostly natural gardens are the highlight, the foundation and staff do a wonderful job maintaining everything....More

1  Thank HausSitter
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Many beautiful areas within the large property. I particularly love the moss garden. So sweet. But the Japanese garden and Bird Marsh are also great. Just walking about and absorbing is delightful.

Thank NNityananda
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We visited the Bloedel Reserve with our teenage boys (yes, teenagers will like it). It was a nice time to spend together as a family walking around the reserve and noticing all the interesting plants, settings, architecture, creatures, and beautiful nature. The boys were fine...More

1  Thank Sherri212
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Full disclosure: I love gardening, nature and plants. We spent several hours going through the garden and it was a highlight of our friends' visit. Rather than lots of formal gardens this is a beautiful use of natural environments. There is enough variety (Japanese area,...More

1  Thank panda618
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Take a trip on the Washington Ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island ( about 30 mins). Drive to Bloedel Reserve about 10 mins and easily signposted. We were met at the gate and told where to park. Once paid and checked in , given a...More

1  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We visited after a day of cross-country air travel, and it was the perfect reset for our travel worn bodies and minds. Walking the two-mile well-groomed path was a true joy. We have visited Thuya Gardens in Bar Harbor, ME as well as Yew Dell...More

1  Thank Holly J
Reviewed 8 September 2016

While staying on Bainbridge Island, we were fortunate to have time to see the Bloedel Reserve. Cost is if I remember $10.00 for seniors. It takes about one and a half hours to walk the preserve, if you don't stop along the way. Very beautiful...More

2  Thank Bill L
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My wife and I visited this facility in August in beautiful weather and the area was very busy with traffic. The facility itself was lovely, and old estate with a number of formal gardens which are meticulously maintained. An oriental garden is nationally rated and...More

Thank John L
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Response from Lartemis | Reviewed this property |
I only walked the wooded part of the Reserve (through the woods, past the Japanese pavilion, and back to the gatehouse). My husband has mobility issues. I would NOT have taken him with me. Yes, there are some places to sit... More
14 January 2016|
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Response from Michelle P | Reviewed this property |
The Reserve is open 10am to 4pm Tuesday thru Sunday. If you are in Seattle and limited on time, the Arboretum might be your better bet. If you want to experience the full western Washington experience, then a ferry ride... More