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Bloedel Reserve

#1 of 41 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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Gorgeous and Peaceful

This place is incredible. It's very well-maintained and serene. If you visit, try to remember that... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nelly G
Seattle, Washington
Beauty Exemplified

Do not miss the Bloedel Reserve. I went with my daughter, granddaughter and wife. We spent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John O
Poulsbo, Washington
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is incredible. It's very well-maintained and serene. If you visit, try to remember that the serenity of nature is like a church to many people. Try to be respectful and quiet! There was a group of women here when we were who were...More

Thank Nelly G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss the Bloedel Reserve. I went with my daughter, granddaughter and wife. We spent several hours walking the paths and grounds. Such a peaceful and beautiful place. There are wide variety of habitats, water, glen's, marsh's, woodlands, vast expanses of grass. I will...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Reserve while on a day trip from Seattle. The Reserve is a picturesque estate, different landscapes and gardens abound. I love the idea that there are no signs along the trails and gardens; the map is accurate and all that is necessary....More

Thank Patty C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two miles of trails through various settings of meadows, swamps, forests, asian garden, etc. creates a very peaceful place. We especially enjoyed a visit with a family of Canadian geese. Dad, Mom and a half a dozen teenage honkers milled around in our pathway near...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to take an hour long walk. Uncrowded and let's hope it stays that way, although there are rumors that new management wants to turn it into mega destination like Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island (which has a huge parking lot, buses etc.)

Thank mcott46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Bloedel Reserve after visiting few parks in Seattle area. I found this one the Best. My visit started with a beautiful ferry to Bainbridge Island . What a lovely reserve! Its forests are serene and magical. What you get is a lovely, Moss...More

1  Thank MKP5456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the rhodies and they were just about done blooming. However, I don't think that's the big attraction as there are many more interesting plants. Many of the species are native, of course, but there quite a few that have been planted...More

Thank greatcats
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Bloedel Reserve as part of a day trip to Bainbridge Island, and it was definitely the highlight! You will need a vehicle to get there from the ferry terminal, but the local Kitsap bus, BI ride, takes you right to the main...More

2  Thank Kate D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely reserve this is! It is as much botanical artistry as botanical garden. Its forests are serene and magical. I won't go into the history of Bloedel Reserve. That's for the docents and staff. What you get is a lovely, peaceful walk through...More

1  Thank SeattleMeadowlark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here for a walk while visiting Bainbridge Island for the day. The admissions staff was very friendly and gave us some good tips as well as an estimated time of how long it would take to do the tour. Everything was very well...More

2  Thank cerna24
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Any wineries near the Bloedel Reserve worth checking out??
31 May 2017|
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Response from jtssea | Reviewed this property |
i am not the best to give advice on wineries on Bainbridge. There are several. we went to two and neither were great. we did enjoy Bainbridge Organic Distillery. There is fletcher bay winery and a brewery in the same... More
Janet A
Are there benches along the walkways?
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
What are your hours? Is it still a beautiful place with lots of green this time of year? Coming down on Saturday, Jan.16 with an Australian friend who wants to be in nature but we have time restraints and can't travel too far away from Seattle?
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