I visited in August and figure that, like so many gardens in
the Pacific Northwest, this one would be even more beautiful
in the spring when the
rhododendrons and wildflowers are in
bloom. This is a wonderful combination of gardens and forest
reserve with plenty of large, very old trees.
I debated on whether to give this a 3 or 4 star rating. I have
to admit that economics dropped it to the 3 star for me. IF
you are already on Bainbridge Island for other reasons, it
deserves a "Should See" four star rating.
However, if you are in the Seattle area, you may need to take
the cost factor into consideration. I went by myself and the
cost for the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island and
back was $34.00 for the car and driver. Then it cost $13.00
for admission. So, the total for me was $47.00 to see this
facility. I liked it a lot and was glad I went but you would
have to decide for yourself on the cost.