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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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special garden

a place to spend the day, a wonderful experience with many water features , a japanese garden and... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Vonda F
Great place

The staff is so friendly, the grounds are beyond beautiful. It is a nice long walk without feeling... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Michelle M
Gig Harbor, Washington
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

a place to spend the day, a wonderful experience with many water features , a japanese garden and many other garden beds

Thank Vonda F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The staff is so friendly, the grounds are beyond beautiful. It is a nice long walk without feeling like your getting a workout in. Take a camera because it is impossible to take a bad photo there. From the different garden areas to the natural...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

got to this late afternoon,, so we were a little tired from the day's activities. as you drive up, you know this is something special as it's gated. staff greeted us, got us thru the gate and on our way thru the walking tour. just...More

Thank Tourista50
Reviewed 27 September 2017

There are a lot of really beautiful parks and trails in the Seattle area. Bloedel is no exception in this regard. However, Bloedel is the only one charging $17 per visitor. The area is pretty but it isn't unique enough to deserve the high entrance...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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 16 September 2017 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 9 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 6 September 2017 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 6 September 2017

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
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
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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
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