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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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don't be rushed

If I lived in the area, I'd definitely become a member. Admission fee may seem steep, but the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Walk in the Park with Nature at its Best

The Bloedel Reserve is a very enjoyable and relaxing walk in the Park. Parking is no problem. A... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Seattle, Washington
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“japanese garden” (62 reviews)
“moss garden” (33 reviews)
“the main house” (14 reviews)
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
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Reviewed yesterday

If I lived in the area, I'd definitely become a member. Admission fee may seem steep, but the beauty and serenity that it buys are priceless. Walk as little or as much as you want, in a variety of gently shaped outdoor environments.

Thank Dunyazade
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Bloedel Reserve is a very enjoyable and relaxing walk in the Park. Parking is no problem. A quiet breakaway to be enjoyed by all ages.

Thank SupraMike
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re coming to Bainbridge Island, don’t miss Bloedel Reserve! It has miles of trails, beautiful and peaceful. Don’t miss the Japanese Garden, and be sure to tour the residence and enjoy the spectacular view. This is a wonderful place to visit any time of...More

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed this scenic reserve for 20 years or more. I went with my family during the new year in January 2017. Nice place for the grandkids to explore, and meticulously-maintained flora. Amazing house to see, with a botanical library.

Thank SteveCentralKitsap
Reviewed 1 week ago

A super place to visit and a great experience to see the changing seasons of nature. I am a member here and enjoy going there time and again. I think it is a little expensive for day visits, but a membership is great value if...More

Thank PhilFog80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Bloedel Reserve was the first stop on our first visit to Bainbridge Island. Based on the stellar reviews here and other sites, we were looking forward to a pleasant couple of hours' walking and some nice views, but wow! The Reserve was...More

1  Thank Carpathia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully manicured estate grounds. I love how serene the walk was; no audio tour, no descriptive signs ever twenty feet. Just you and nature. Well worth the price of entry.

Thank Tracyloe
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Bloedel Reserve is a 150-acre forest garden featuring groomed walking paths and stunning visuals. Influenced by the conservation movement and Asian philosophy the gardens offer a peaceful retreat. The home, also open for tours, offers open water vistas, as well as a garden filled with...More

1  Thank Cheryl4209
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The woods, meadows, and gardens are spectacular. The views over the water from the bluff behind the historic mansion are also great. When I went - a Sunday afternoon in October - the paths were not at all crowded, and strolling through the quiet beauty...More

1  Thank BBRockaway
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Absolutely beautiful setting. The Bloedel Reserve has been preserved very nicely and is a wonderful site to see. The different types of plants and the landscaping is just wonderful.

Thank N7310XOmarkj
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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