Bainbridge In Bloom pays musical tribute to the finest island gardens, June 4-5
Sights, scents and mellifluous sounds will abound, as Arts & Humanities Bainbridge pays “A Musical Tribute to Gardens” in this year’s Bainbridge In Bloom Garden Tour, June 4-5.
Now in its 28th year, this premiere annual event will showcase five island gardens inspired by settings in France, Japan and other beautiful locales, and the hardworking home gardeners.
Each setting offers a story personal to the gardener, and a lush mix of native and exotic plants set on the grounds of inviting island homes.
New this year, Bainbridge In Bloom offers continuous musical accompaniment throughout the tour. From classical to bluegrass and other genres, fine music will enhance the garden experience, with both local and regional performers featured.
“The thing that makes this Bloom unique is, we are highlighting music to enhance the Garden Tour experience,” says Patty Bell, Bainbridge In Bloom Garden Tour coordinator. “In the past, we have heard visitors say, the gardens are great and the music is amazing.”
The five featured gardens will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with music beginning at 10 a.m. and running through afternoon’s end.
Advance general admission for the self-drive tour (except for one garden, with access provided by shuttle due to parking restrictions) is $35 for one day, $60 for both days, available at www.AHBainbridge.org, through BrownPaperTickets.com. Also available on Bainbridge Island at Bay Hay & Feed and Bainbridge Gardens.
Tour maps, wristbands and brochures will be distributed at the Bloom Hub at the Filipino-American Hall, 7655 High School Road, throughout the event. The hub opens both days at 8:30 a.m.
Day-of-event tickets will also be available for purchase at the Bloom Hub through the tour.
Exclusive music sponsor is RBC Wealth Management. More than 100 volunteers contribute to the Bainbridge In Bloom tour, with generous sponsorships by Bainbridge Gardens, Bay Hay & Feed, Columbia Bank, Bainbridge Island ACE Hardware and others.
Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting ed@AHBainbridge.org.
Bainbridge In Bloom is a major fundraiser for Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, serving the island community for more than a quarter-century. Proceeds support AHB programs and services for local artists, students and cultural organizations to promote self-expression, artistic collaboration and community enrichment.
What: “A Musical Tribute to Gardens,” the 28th Annual Bainbridge In Bloom Garden Tour sponsored by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 4-5
Where: Five Bainbridge Island gardens open for a self-drive tour (maps available each day at the Bloom Hub, Filipino-American Hall, 7655 High School Road, Bainbridge Island)
Admission: Adult $35 single day/$60 two days (children under 5 free)
Purchase tickets: www.BrownPaperTickets.com; Bay Hay and Feed in Rolling Bay; Bainbridge Gardens at Island Center
Benefit: All proceeds support Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, serving the island community and culture for 30 years.