Mark your calendars for the grandaddy of garden tours - July 9 & 10 is the weekend for this years' Bainbridge in Bloom. Only on such a green and garden-centric island could you find enough great gardens to keep such an ambitious event going for nearly a quarter century! And think of all the money raised over the years to support the Arts and Humanities Council on Bainbridge.
From an Evening in Bloom Party and Art Auction ($125), to a 25 mile bike route mapped out for the tour (every garden is equipped with a bike rack), this event offers options. If you'd like to drive to the gardens, you can purchase a Patron Preview Day ticket for Friday, July 8, or take a shuttle bus on the weekend (your ticket is good Saturday and Sunday, whether you bike or ride the shuttle).
See all the options, where to buy tickets, and read enticing descriptions of the five gardens on this year's tour at www.gardentour.info.
If you spring for the Benefactor's Ticket Package, you'll be enjoying lunch on Friday July 8th at Japanese Guesthouse at Bloedel Reserve (below).