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Bloedel Reserve

#1 of 41 things to do in Bainbridge Island Features Animals
7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
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Peaceful delightful stroll

Delightful gardens with a well laid out trail throughout. Extremely helpful gate staff giving good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bolton, United Kingdom
My Best day in Seattle!!

I took a time off from my business trip to go see this amazing place. It started with a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amit P
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7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightful gardens with a well laid out trail throughout. Extremely helpful gate staff giving good directions of route to follow. Added bonus of a peaceful May afternoon with pleasant weather and uncrowded. some stunning views and reflections in the lakes. good visit to house also...More

1  Thank Bob889
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a time off from my business trip to go see this amazing place. It started with a beautiful ferry to Bainbride Island follow by a short but equally beautiful bus ride to this place. It has lawns, forest, lake, bridge, walkways, castle, japanese...More

Thank Amit P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy day trip. Wooded garden. Natural native beauty. Path are covered in nice mulch. The house is worth seeing. The sound views are nice. It is a nice way to visit w friends while walking.

Thank jtssea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course, it helped that we were there on a perfect weather day in the midst of spring flowers, but I can't imagine that this place wouldn't reward a visit at any time, in any weather. Beautifully maintained, lovely vistas, and incredibly peaceful.

1  Thank EcoArtTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit today was spectacular. How they can maintain such a pristine woodland is beyond me. Mass plantings of Ferns, Hackenachloa and candalabra Ferns are breath taking. So much thought and landscape design is obvious at every turn. Compares or surpasses many Gardens in Italy,...More

1  Thank dogwoodtravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I visited on a sunny 70 degree day. This is quite a gem of a find, just a ferry ride away from downtown Seattle, it offered the lush green quiet of the country, yet within view of the Seattle skyline. It was...More

1  Thank LavenderSeattle
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this is a fantastic to visit over and over at all seasons. there are beautiful walks and trails very thoughtfully done, maintained and offer solace, silence and beautiful views. Their focus on being a nature reserve and healing place is wonderful

Thank Desertyogawoman
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Love the moss garden and the 1920s style house and the Japanese garden with the house just as it was in 1960's.

Thank hhoyte
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This place is just amazing, beautiful and unbelievable. Take the ferry to Bainbridge Island, takes 30 minutes, and once you are on the island, the wonders start. Lots of stuff to do, wineries, breweries, water sports, beaches, etc. The jewel though is the Reserve. It's...More

Thank Elisafernanda
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was my second visit and, as others have previously mentioned, I'm making this an annual visit (when visiting my daughters, who live in Seattle, from Illinois). If you love nature, this is the place for you. You will not want to walk fast through...More

Thank clp2csp
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Any wineries near the Bloedel Reserve worth checking out??
31 May 2017|
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Response from jtssea | Reviewed this property |
i am not the best to give advice on wineries on Bainbridge. There are several. we went to two and neither were great. we did enjoy Bainbridge Organic Distillery. There is fletcher bay winery and a brewery in the same... More
Janet A
Are there benches along the walkways?
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
What are your hours? Is it still a beautiful place with lots of green this time of year? Coming down on Saturday, Jan.16 with an Australian friend who wants to be in nature but we have time restraints and can't travel too far away from Seattle?
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