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Bloedel Reserve

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Address: 7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
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Ultimate Feng Shui visit!

The plants in this reserve came from all over the world to create a magical, calming experience. The Bloedel's were very fortunate to have the money to own and live on such a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 July 2016
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Niwot, Colorado
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Niwot, Colorado
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The plants in this reserve came from all over the world to create a magical, calming experience. The Bloedel's were very fortunate to have the money to own and live on such a stunning property from 1951-1986. It is obvious that much thought went into its design. Thank you to all who keep it so well preserved, and a special... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Wonderful walk in the private reserve. Nice to see something like this being taken care of in a unique and beautiful way. Very pensive and serene,

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

My sister planned our visit to the Bloedel Reserve. She brought her husband and three young children and I brought two of my young adult children. We all gave Bloedel Reserve a thumbs up! This walk is easy for people of all ages who are in reasonable health and offers a variety of stunning vistas. At different times we felt... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend a visit to this place. As a gardener, I was interested in the plants, but the beauty of this place would interest anyone. Allow 2 hours to fully enjoy the 2 mile path through the garden. Everything from water views to a Japanese garden can be enjoyed, and we even saw a bald eagle. The rhododendrons were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Bloedel Reserve is really beautiful garden , well maintained and a great place to take a stroll around and enjoy the pond , trees, water springs and sea view all at once. You can easily feel a sense of calm dawn upon you here . I really enjoyed the afternoon i spent here. Easily reachable from ferry ternimal via a... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great walking trials, beautiful gardens and house, and friendly staff. Would recommend you walk in a loop. We usually start walking thru the meadow, by the barns, thru the woods to the bird marsh, then across the wooden bridge, thru the swamp (lower trail), right on the road and thru the house, take in the eastern view at the lookout,... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is an amazing place. Walking trails provide a wonderful day and the buildings on the ground are equally exceptional. I have been at Christmas time to see the amazing Gingerbread House exhibits and also in the summer for the Shakespeare performances. A really special place - check the activities going on to see what looks good - this one... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I think of this place as a spiritual resource, and am fortunate enough to take walks here regularly, rain or shine. The misty, mossy moods of winter are just as amazing as the summer vistas, but spring and fall are also seriously special. Turn off your cell phone, breath deeply, speak softly, and treat yourself to the calmness and serenity... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had some spare time while visiting our Navy Daughter so we drove over to Bainbridge Island and hiked Bloedel Reserve. I say hike, but it was more of stroll for less than two miles that took us about three hours stopping to take in all the beauty, visiting the mansion and Japanese Gardens. Don't pass up... More 

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Southern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

What a lovely place. Beautiful walking paths through lovely gardens and forested areas. A truly special place. The Japanese garden is spectacular. Be sure to spend some time in the residence. The docents are very friendly and knowledgeable, not only about the Reserve but about the Island as well.

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