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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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Fall season

I visited in April but the fall season is a most excellent time to visit as well. The grounds were... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
West Palm Beach, Florida
Tranquility on a fall day

It was an easy trip on the bus from the Greenwood area of Seattle to downtown and then a quick walk... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Denver, Colorado
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

I visited in April but the fall season is a most excellent time to visit as well. The grounds were filled with huge pumpkins and gourds, squashes and everything fall. The leaves were changing in October and softly drifting down through the forests. It's so...More

1  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 1 November 2016

It was an easy trip on the bus from the Greenwood area of Seattle to downtown and then a quick walk to the ferry building. Once we arrived at Bainbridge Island I asked my husband what he had researched for us to do. He said...More

Thank Mexiricansister
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Start your Bainbridge Island day trip with a couple of hour stroll through the gorgeous 150-acre Bloedel Reserve. The impeccably well-maintained gardens, from moss to Japanese, blend seemlessly into the meadows, ponds, and forest. Garden and forest therapy indeed.

Thank ChadGigHarbor_WA
Reviewed 28 October 2016

What an incredibly beautiful place. We are big garden people and Bloedel came highly recommended. We were not disappointed! The entire reserve is beautifully maintained, natural, and breathtaking. Walking through the woods feels like a fairy tale, with the trees and shrubs dripping with moss....More

Thank Y4269LF
Reviewed 27 October 2016

we wanted to make our visit to Bainbridge Island worthwhile (not just shopping and eating), and this fit the bill. We were graced with a sunny, pleasant day and Bloedel offered a way to enjoy the glories of nature. The two mile loop takes you...More

Thank travellerfromatown
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is my return visit having found this spot unexpectedly last year. It gives the vibe of a place well loved and preserved with multi-purposes, most of all to deliver a therapeutic experience for nature and garden lovers. Nothing is overdone, but the woodland walks...More

Thank lisajoyw
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We fell in love with this place 2 years ago, and went back again this summer. The closest thing to walking through an enchanted forest! All ages can enjoy.

Thank yanquiloca
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Love to take out of town guests to this very special place. If you are fully ambulatory and simply like plants, give yourself 2-2.5 hours. Although the walking trails are easy for most, if you use a walker or wheelchair or if you are a...More

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Bloedel Reserve is a lovingly cared for park-like estate on the north end of Bainbridge Island. There is an easy-to-navigate path throughout the grounds that takes you to beautiful views of ponds, gardens, and a mansion. The setting is quintessential Pacific Northwest with beautifully tamed...More

Thank dmresource
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We thought this place looked interesting so we decided to go. From when you first pull in it is beautiful. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed this scenic walk very much.

Thank ErikaAZ
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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