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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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Hidden Gem

The Bloedel Reserve is one of the jewels that even the locals are unaware of. It is hidden at the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CyndyandByron
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
Garden Club outing

This is a beautiful spot. 12 of us from our Garden club had a wonderful guided tour for 2 hour’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pamela E
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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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Reviewed yesterday

The Bloedel Reserve is one of the jewels that even the locals are unaware of. It is hidden at the end of Dolphin Drive a few miles from the Seattle ferry. The Reserve is a blend of woodlands, meadows, and landscaped gardens all linked by...More

Thank CyndyandByron
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful spot. 12 of us from our Garden club had a wonderful guided tour for 2 hour’s. Beautiful weather and gorgeous magnolias enjoyed by all. Due to a recent cold snap, the rhodys were not yet all out. A couple or three...More

1  Thank Pamela E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bloedel Reserve proved to be the highlight of our family's day outing to Bainbridge Island. After a short ferry ride, we were able to reach the Reserve within 15 minutes from the harbor in BI. The admission price was on the high end (just...More

Thank Brian R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reserve offers amazing varied terrain and a restored mansion to rest in mid-stroll. Our group ranged in age from 4-40 and all found something to marvel at.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place by accident. We were planning to go elsewhere but happened to be in the area so we stopped by. So glad we did. I can't believe we didn't know about this place earlier. So beautiful and such an easy and relaxing...More

1  Thank MC P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited this place twice and still look forward to returning. There's a wealth of history here, but mostly it is a wonderful excuse for escape and conversation.

1  Thank James M
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I am a member of a reciprocal public garden near my home. The visitor center was very accommodating, allowing me to park while they looked up the reciprocity. It was this lovely first impression that set a mood of tranquility and wonder for my visit....More

1  Thank dendawn
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We took the ferry from Seattle over to Bainbridge Island and then made the short drive to the reserve. It is more than a botanical garden as there are large expanses of meadow and also wooded areas. There are deer families grazing and many birds....More

Thank Tony K
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A must see for anyone coming to Bainbridge Island. The grounds are meticulously maintained. There is everything from forest areas to more formal gardens with an outstanding view of the sound. A great place to take families.

1  Thank dianac0hen
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

My wife and I stumbled across this reserve while reading some city magazines. Upon doing a little on line research, it looked pretty cool. We were told that once you landed on Bainbridge Island, it was a 2 hour drive to the reserve. We went...More

2  Thank mrl617
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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
31 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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