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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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Beautiful well kept grounds

This is a great place to go for a walk in the woods. Lots of walking trails and native landscape. The house on the grounds used to be a private residence mansion. It is worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a great place to go for a walk in the woods. Lots of walking trails and native landscape. The house on the grounds used to be a private residence mansion. It is worth going multiple times of the year to see the grounds during different seasons. Worth the trip!

Thank memyselfone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We only walked a small portion of this beautiful nature reserve, but it was well worth the drive to the far end of Bainbridge Island. Even in a cold drizzly December day, the woods were beautiful. My sister and I took many photos. Lovely experience

2 Thank Lartemis
Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This truly is a uniquely beautiful place and i was lucky enough to be guided by a good friend with whom I was staying and knows it backwards and forwards. It's like walking through a natural forest of incredible growths ~ a natural habitat that has been subtly designed for the soul to view. From the Japanese guesthouse, to the... More 

2 Thank eyeswideopen2
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I visited in April but the fall season is a most excellent time to visit as well. The grounds were filled with huge pumpkins and gourds, squashes and everything fall. The leaves were changing in October and softly drifting down through the forests. It's so good to go back to visit seasonally.

1 Thank DoloresJacoby
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It was an easy trip on the bus from the Greenwood area of Seattle to downtown and then a quick walk to the ferry building. Once we arrived at Bainbridge Island I asked my husband what he had researched for us to do. He said "I figured you would get some ideas". Oh boy!! Well glad he left it to... More 

Thank Mexiricansister
Gig Harbor, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Start your Bainbridge Island day trip with a couple of hour stroll through the gorgeous 150-acre Bloedel Reserve. The impeccably well-maintained gardens, from moss to Japanese, blend seemlessly into the meadows, ponds, and forest. Garden and forest therapy indeed.

Thank ChadGigHarbor_WA
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

What an incredibly beautiful place. We are big garden people and Bloedel came highly recommended. We were not disappointed! The entire reserve is beautifully maintained, natural, and breathtaking. Walking through the woods feels like a fairy tale, with the trees and shrubs dripping with moss. I really loved the birch lined paths and Japanese garden. The paths are made from... More 

Thank Y4269LF
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

we wanted to make our visit to Bainbridge Island worthwhile (not just shopping and eating), and this fit the bill. We were graced with a sunny, pleasant day and Bloedel offered a way to enjoy the glories of nature. The two mile loop takes you through fields, woods, streams, and a small pond. There are not flowers, but nature that... More 

Thank travellerfromatown
Falmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is my return visit having found this spot unexpectedly last year. It gives the vibe of a place well loved and preserved with multi-purposes, most of all to deliver a therapeutic experience for nature and garden lovers. Nothing is overdone, but the woodland walks are carefully planted and maintained to give a pleasurable and repeatable experience.

Thank lisajoyw
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We fell in love with this place 2 years ago, and went back again this summer. The closest thing to walking through an enchanted forest! All ages can enjoy.

Thank yanquiloca

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