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Bloedel Reserve

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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
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Peaceful delightful stroll

Delightful gardens with a well laid out trail throughout. Extremely helpful gate staff giving good... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Bob889
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Bolton, United Kingdom
My Best day in Seattle!!

I took a time off from my business trip to go see this amazing place. It started with a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Amit P
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Pune
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“japanese garden” (65 reviews)
“moss garden” (34 reviews)
“the main house” (15 reviews)
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
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+1 206-842-7631
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"japanese garden"
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"moss garden"
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"natural beauty"
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"manor house"
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"formal gardens"
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"two hours"
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"reflection pool"
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"butchart gardens"
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"private estate"
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"wonderful place to visit"
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"japanese guest house"
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"puget sound"
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"peaceful walk"
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"every turn"
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"nature reserve"
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Delightful gardens with a well laid out trail throughout. Extremely helpful gate staff giving good directions of route to follow. Added bonus of a peaceful May afternoon with pleasant weather and uncrowded. some stunning views and reflections in the lakes. good visit to house also...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

I took a time off from my business trip to go see this amazing place. It started with a beautiful ferry to Bainbride Island follow by a short but equally beautiful bus ride to this place. It has lawns, forest, lake, bridge, walkways, castle, japanese...More

Thank Amit P
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This is an easy day trip. Wooded garden. Natural native beauty. Path are covered in nice mulch. The house is worth seeing. The sound views are nice. It is a nice way to visit w friends while walking.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Of course, it helped that we were there on a perfect weather day in the midst of spring flowers, but I can't imagine that this place wouldn't reward a visit at any time, in any weather. Beautifully maintained, lovely vistas, and incredibly peaceful.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Our visit today was spectacular. How they can maintain such a pristine woodland is beyond me. Mass plantings of Ferns, Hackenachloa and candalabra Ferns are breath taking. So much thought and landscape design is obvious at every turn. Compares or surpasses many Gardens in Italy,...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

My friend and I visited on a sunny 70 degree day. This is quite a gem of a find, just a ferry ride away from downtown Seattle, it offered the lush green quiet of the country, yet within view of the Seattle skyline. It was...More

1  Thank LavenderSeattle
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

this is a fantastic to visit over and over at all seasons. there are beautiful walks and trails very thoughtfully done, maintained and offer solace, silence and beautiful views. Their focus on being a nature reserve and healing place is wonderful

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Love the moss garden and the 1920s style house and the Japanese garden with the house just as it was in 1960's.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This place is just amazing, beautiful and unbelievable. Take the ferry to Bainbridge Island, takes 30 minutes, and once you are on the island, the wonders start. Lots of stuff to do, wineries, breweries, water sports, beaches, etc. The jewel though is the Reserve. It's...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was my second visit and, as others have previously mentioned, I'm making this an annual visit (when visiting my daughters, who live in Seattle, from Illinois). If you love nature, this is the place for you. You will not want to walk fast through...More

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Linda S
10 February 2018|
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Response from MissIppiSwagman | Reviewed this property |
The size and shape of the trails wouldn't lend themselves to riding bikes. Besides it's a lovely and quiet garden.
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JoeSt_Louis_Mo_63129
30 May 2017|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry none we found.
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Janet A
17 March 2017|
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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
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