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Bloedel Reserve

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Address: 7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
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+1 206-842-7631
10:00 - 16:00
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The Garden of Eden

It's the place to head if you're in need of a giant dose of serenity! Awesome views, a dream of a story behind this nature reserve - the property, home, Japanese guest home, gift... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Jane S
Olympia, Washington
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Langley, Washington
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

A fancier friend than me raved about the Bloedel Reserve on the north end of Bainbridge Island. So I went there with her. I liked the German elegant lady who greeted us in the reserve's gift shop and took our $15 fee to walk the grounds of Prentice and Virginia Bloedel's estate. Although Prentice was a timber baron, he also... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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126 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It's the place to head if you're in need of a giant dose of serenity! Awesome views, a dream of a story behind this nature reserve - the property, home, Japanese guest home, gift shop, helpful volunteers, breathtaking views, places along the amazing trails to meditate, snap photos, to breathe. It requires eleven grounds keepers to maintain this 150 acres... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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166 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The grounds and the house and the flowers are gorgeous at Bloedel. Wonderful that this land was preserved as it is.

Thank GwenM100
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Taking the ferry to Bainbridge Island and having lunch on the water was already a lovely excursion from Seattle, but the Bloedel Reserve really felt like being in nature. It's huge and feels pretty untouched, and going in spring it wasn't crowded. I went with my boyfriend who likes nature but not intense hiking, so it was perfect for us.... More 

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Plano, Texas
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Spent a long weekend on Bainbridge Island and mad time to visit the Bloedel Reserve. For the price this is one of the best things to do on the island. This place has something for everyone. If you like nature and want to spend time outdoors, this is the place for you!

Thank Mark H
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I was blown away by the experience. So many diverse plants, terrains, and structures. A great way to spend an hour or two.

1 Thank KatieScarlett1970
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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165 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stopped here to relax while enjoying a nice walk. Very neat place to explore. The various textures and types of gardens are uniquely gorgeous in their own way. I never thought I'd be awed by a moss garden, but I sure was! Worth a stop to be off the grid for a short while and enjoy nature. The staff... More 

1 Thank JennSkellington
Santa Fe
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153 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Prentice Bloedel donated hes estate to form tranquil preserve that includes many trees and shrubs spread over several acres on the bluffs overlooking Puget sound. Numerous events are held there through the year.

Thank ChloeSantaFe
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went on the 4th of July and we were the only ones walking around. The hike is easy and it's impossible to get lost. As you walk along the trail, the setting changes - different types of trees, pond, brook, gardens. Very pleasant walk. You can also see the house, which is furnished similarly to the way it was when... More 

Thank J F
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This reserve is a great walk past well-designed gardens, ponds, plantf life, and vistas of Port Madison, a large bay on Puget Sound. If you are fond of eagles' s "singing" during live outdoor plays and concerts of various kinds, the Reserve will put you in touch with simple pleasures at the edge of modern city life.

Thank Lonner

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