Bainbridge In Bloom now offers a special guided bus tour package, promising comfortable transit to each stop on the tour, plus luncheon and more.
Offered on the first day of the two-day tour, June 3, the package includes drop-off and pickup at each garden stop aboard a comfortable, 24-seat bus tour bus.
The bus will depart from the Winslow ferry terminal at 9 a.m., and visit three of the five gardens in the morning. After a lunch stop at the New Rose Café at Bainbridge Gardens, the tour resumes for the final two gardens and returns to the ferry terminal at 4:25 pm. Visitors from Seattle are invited to enjoy dinner in Winslow and return home on a later ferry.
“The guided bus tour is a convenient way to experience Bainbridge In Bloom for those coming from Seattle, or for islanders who would rather not drive their own car to each of the five garden sites,” said Sandy Fischer, Bainbridge In Bloom Garden Tour. “Bus patrons will be delivered right to each garden, and won’t have to worry about parking and walking, so they’ll have more time to spend in each garden. It’s a very pleasant way to enjoy the Bloom.”
The $130 package includes single-day admission to the garden tour on June 3, bus transport to all five gardens, a boxed lunch at New Rose Café, discount coupons to Bainbridge Gardens and Bay Hay & Feed, and interpretive materials.
The Bainbridge In Bloom guided tour bus package is now available online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Purchasers will be contacted by email for their boxed lunch preference.
Only 24 seats are available, and reservations are required by May 25. If the bus sells out early, a second bus may be added.
BAINBRIDGE IN BLOOM: A PERENNIAL FAVORITE
Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge and now in its 29thyear, the Bainbridge In Bloom Garden Tour is the Northwest’s premier annual garden event and draws visitors from around the region and the country.
The tour runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4.
Bainbridge In Bloom is offered this year at lower standard pricing, $30 for single-day (self-guided) admission, with tickets now available at Bainbridge Gardens and Bay Hay & Feed on Bainbridge Island or through www.brownpapertickets.com. Two-day admission is $50, available online.
Five beautiful private gardens will welcome visitors during the two-day tour. Garden owners and docents will greet visitors and discuss the many colorful flora and stunning garden and home designs.
Live music will enhance the experience at every garden throughout the weekend. Enjoy a range of sounds throughout the tour from classical to choral, bluegrass to reggae, strings to woodwinds – all specially selected to complement the beautiful garden settings.
Bainbridge In Bloom featured gardens include:
PUGET SOUND VISTA: This welcoming, gracious high-bank waterfront property has been in the family for generations. The garden site features a Colonial-style residence and guest house, rolling lawns with a pond and expansive views of Puget Sound. A boxwood hedge is grown from cuttings at historic Mount Vernon.
A WEAVER’S GARDEN: A fiber artist and plant collector expresses her love of color and texture in lush beds surrounding a stream and pond.
ECLECTIC IN THE WOODS: Explore meandering paths through an astonishing mix of native plants and colorful flowers.
WATER MUSIC: A tight-knit garden with orchard, vegetables, succulents, sculpted beds, and art features (and miniature horses!) in an estuarine environment.
FLOWERS IN THE TREES: Flagstone paths lead through meticulously designed flower beds that revel in afternoon sun.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.842.7901.
We are Arts & Humanities Bainbridge
WHO WE ARE
As the nexus of all things cultural on Bainbridge Island, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge supports aspiring and professional artists, students, educators and cultural organizations, including more than 20 local nonprofit groups.
WHY WE’RE HERE
Art transforms lives. AHB believes exploration through the arts and humanities creates knowledge, understanding and compassion in our world. Nurturing our local artists reveals and elevates creative potential. We provide opportunities for artists to prosper, our youth to learn through art, and the community to engage in collaborative events. The arts and humanities enhance our quality of life and create a vibrant, attractive place to live, work and visit.
WHAT WE DO
AHB is the hub that helps the arts prosper and the humanities expand horizons for everyone. In our island community, the arts and humanities are integrated into all our activities, architecture, commerce, education and livelihood. At AHB we:
- Promote and steward art in our shared public spaces
- Place teaching artists in our local public school classrooms
- Showcase the art of gardening through Bainbridge In Bloom
- Host the popular Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
- Publish and arts magazine and online Cultural Calendar
- Present annual awards to rising young artists and longtime island contributors
The arts and humanities cultivate a high quality of life, provide significant economic impact, and create a vibrant, attractive place to live, work and visit.