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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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Man cannot live without nature!

What a great peaceful beautiful setting to visit. It definitely is a healing place to walk through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
More than expected

A different type of garden. A 2 mile walk thru the woods that are absolutely beautiful. Not your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kissimmee, Florida
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great peaceful beautiful setting to visit. It definitely is a healing place to walk through the beauty of nature. It was much more than we expected. We will definitely come back each season as one can see that it changes with the seasons....More

Thank love2dine50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A different type of garden. A 2 mile walk thru the woods that are absolutely beautiful. Not your regular run of the mill garden. Very peaceful and calming. Well worth the $15 cost of admission. Takes about 2 hours to complete the walk. Bring your...More

Thank Rdegraff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful reserve on what was the Bloedel family's estate is a wonderful getaway a ferry-and-bus-ride away from downtown Seattle. An easy meandering walk takes you through meadows and forests, past ponds and reflecting pools, a Japanese guest house and through an elegant manor house...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to visit these gardens during the summer since it's a great destination that you can visit and get a ferry ride in. Since it was Sunday we caught a 12:30 ferry from Seattle with a 10 minute wait over to Bainbridge, stopped for...More

Thank etshih
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a lovely place with lots to see so do allow yourself several hours to take full advantage of the experience. Make no mistake, it is not inexpensive, $24 for a couple of seniors. But the place is pristine and allows for a...More

Thank Jan E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This short trip up from downtown Bainbridge rewards you with a peaceful walk though a old growth trees, being replaced by newer vegetation, with some wonderful opportunities to see young trees sprouting from the decaying remains of huge trees no longer standing. The walk takes...More

Thank Hardwin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to walk around solo to think or with a great friend.A sanctuary far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.Because NO food just water allowed on the grounds you get to see other beautiful birds. The garden is SO BEAUTIFUL........More

Thank adeledupre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with modest expectations, but we're so impressed with this whole place. The people who took our money and gave us tickets also gave a great overview of what to see and how best to appreciate the reserve. The whole reserve is immaculately maintained,...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avid gardeners will enjoy the different areas, and will be inspired. In spring the flowers are a delight to the eyes, in autumn, the colors are stunning. Enjoy!

Thank SBrownlow
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I rarely go to Bainbridge Island but a friend really wanted to see this arboretum. I was impressed and would recommend it as an ideal example of NW flora in a real life setting.

Thank Richard R
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
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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