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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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Wonderful outing for a day in nature

It's a 150-acre garden and a forest originally built by a lumber family on Bainbridge Island. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victoria B
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Seattle, Washington
A magical Mother's Day hike through the forest and gardens

I asked my boys to take me to the Bloedel Reserve on a recent Mother's Day trip to visit them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ReaderPat
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
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“japanese garden” (67 reviews)
“moss garden” (35 reviews)
“the main house” (15 reviews)
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
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+1 206-842-7631
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"japanese garden"
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"moss garden"
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"the main house"
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"natural beauty"
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"manor house"
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"formal gardens"
in 8 reviews
"two hours"
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"reflection pool"
in 6 reviews
"butchart gardens"
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"private estate"
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"wonderful place to visit"
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"japanese guest house"
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"peaceful walk"
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"vancouver island"
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"every turn"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a 150-acre garden and a forest originally built by a lumber family on Bainbridge Island. The gardens are spectacular any time of year with native flowers and a huge array of plants, beautifully designed and kept up. You can explore the rolling landscape on...More

Thank Victoria B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I asked my boys to take me to the Bloedel Reserve on a recent Mother's Day trip to visit them. None of us had been there before. I am so glad to have finally seen this gorgeous house and surrounding forest with gardens. It was...More

Thank ReaderPat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the shuttle from the ferry port (10 minute drive if you are on the direct bus) to the beautiful Bloedel Reserve. It was peaceful and relaxing. We loved the 2 mile walk (although our shoes got quite dirty- wear your older tennis shoes)...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place and have been here at least half a dozen times. The moss garden alone is worth the trip -- simply unforgettable, spectacular, amazing. In fact, all of Bloedel is inspired and gorgeous. The walk along the bark path near the stream,...More

Thank ccmccall
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful gardens and woodland. A friend of ours stumbled upon it during a previous trip and described it as “magical”. High praise to live up to, but it more than accommodated. The home is also wonderful with a spectacular water view.

Thank Prez12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would have given this five stars had they labeled some of the plants and trees so that we could identify those we did not know. We spent a nice couple of hours there and fdo recommend it!!

Thank easytopleez
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bloedel Reserve is a Pacific Northwest gem. The variety of landscapes within the Reserve is extraordinary. There are so many unique plants to be seen.

Thank Kate F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We read about it in your site and decided to go. The gardens, Japanese garden,the moss garden and the the flowers near the residence were simply superb. Would visit again when the opportunity arises.

2  Thank Dilip K S
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

They’ve done an amazing job with this space. The path is wide enough, comfy and not strenuous. The whole loop is only about 2 miles but there are so many different environments to see. Fern covered forest floors, meadows, marsh, Japanese garden, mansion bordering both...More

Thank LRR2222
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The Bloedel Reserve is a very large estate of a Pacific Northwest Lumber Baron located across the Sound from Seattle. The estate (more than a garden ) includes an assortment of riparian areas found from South Puget Sound to North of Vancouver Island. Included are...More

Thank easytoplease61
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Andrea S
20 May 2018|
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Response from Dilip K S | Reviewed this property |
No. Cars are to be parked just inside the entry gate and then you have to walk around.
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Janeen T
19 May 2018|
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Response from Dilip K S | Reviewed this property |
Pets are not allowed. Neither are they allowed in the car, if it is parked inside.
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Janeen T
19 May 2018|
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Response from dendawn | Reviewed this property |
No dogs or other pets allowed unless it is a service dog.
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