We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
Review Highlights
Wonderful walk in the gardens

You can walk the extended paths or the shorter paved path. Either way, take time to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Bainbridge Island, Washington
A gem for nature lovers

This beautiful park at the northern edge of Bainbridge Island is worth the visit for any nature... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Read all 400 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“moss garden” (32 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-3001
+1 206-842-7631
Write a Review
Reviews (400)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

71 - 80 of 400 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2016

You can walk the extended paths or the shorter paved path. Either way, take time to enjoy the gardens. Any season, the Bloedel Reserve is an easy way to enjoy time out in the Pacific Northwest. The docents are charming with lots of interesting, not...More

Thank pasigmond
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This beautiful park at the northern edge of Bainbridge Island is worth the visit for any nature lover. It's well worth the $15 entrance fee (which I thought was a little steep until I actually saw the property). The grounds are impeccable and the array...More

Thank Jay405
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We're just starting our tour but I wanted to post that they are open today, not closed as stated on TripAdvisor. They are normally closed on Mondays but are open today since it's a holiday. Come enjoy.

Thank drlisas
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife found out about the reserve on Bainbridge Island and we took a day trip out of the city and really glad we did. The gardens are beautiful and it was a really relaxing day. Great to get out of the hustle and bustle...More

Thank Sand82014
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We actually stumbled upon the Bloedel Reserve by taking the advice of Tripadvisor after we decided to take a drive to Bainbridge Island while on vacation in Seattle. Wow! It's hard to put into words just how amazing this property really is. This is nature...More

Thank Chuck P
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We lived in the area for nearly 4 years before we spent a day at Bloedel Reserve -- and what a marvelous surprise! We've visited many amazing gardens in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, but had no idea such a splendid garden existed right close...More

Thank sapphireblue196
Reviewed 31 August 2016

As Christmas gifts, Mr B would periodically make a new garden for Mrs B on their delightfully situated Bainbridge Island property. The result is an enchanting collection of various styles and types of Pacific Northwest plant and forest materials. I happen to like the moss...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a beautiful piece of property to wander around. There are many gardens, ponds and views. The walk is nicely manicured and is about 2 miles long. You should budget about 1 1/2 - 2 hours to do the whole thing as there are...More

1  Thank Traveler101200
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely way to spend a couple hours strolling in beautifully designed natural landscapes. The staff was very friendly, informative and accommodating. The house was beautiful. And the gift shop had many interesting books and gift items. I highly recommend this as a...More

Thank Brad145
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I have been to a number of French chateaus, with their stately mansions and gardens. This also has that. The families that built this were truly driven to perfection. I particularly liked the birch tree garden, the moss garden, and the Japanese garden. We walked...More

Thank rerBellevue
Nearby Restaurants
Agate Pass Cafe
94 reviews
2.67 km away
Keyport Mercantile & Sandwich
12 reviews
5.96 km away
The Clearwater Restaurant
69 reviews
2.08 km away
Casa Mexico
8 reviews
5.98 km away
Nearby Attractions
Suquamish Museum
40 reviews
2.75 km away
U.S. Naval Undersea Museum
132 reviews
6.08 km away
Clearwater Casino
76 reviews
2.11 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Any wineries near the Bloedel Reserve worth checking out??
31 May 2017|
Answer Show all 8 answers
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|
Answer Show all 5 answers
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|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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