Support the Arts at the 27th Annual Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour
Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, 2015
9am – 5pm
Many visitors come to the Bloom for an insider’s view of five privately owned landscape masterpieces on Bainbridge Island. Other friends and families come to the gardens for the live music throughout the tour.
Every Bloom ticket holder contributes to the arts on Bainbridge Island. Proceeds from the garden tour support the year-round services and programs of the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council.
Visitors may explore the gardens by bike or car. More information about the tour and ticket sales can be found at www.BainbridgeArtsHumanities.org.
With new pricing and options, this is your year to visit the Bloom!
Friend of the Arts
Friend of the Arts ticket holders will enjoy the flexibility of drive-yourself tour access during both days, a stunning bonus garden, and a gourmet fare served at an exquisite private home transformed into a waterfront café. This ticket includes one seating for a four-course locally sourced luncheon (available Friday or Saturday, 11am-2pm). Guests are encouraged to linger at this bonus garden while enjoying the amazing views and beautiful artwork thoughtfully integrated throughout the landscape. This magnificent garden is a bonus and not available to general admission ticket holders. $75 of this ticket price is tax deductible.
Patron of the Arts
This exclusive experience includes everything with the Friend of the Arts ticket level – two-day access to the gardens, gourmet luncheon and the bonus garden – in addition, Patrons of the Arts will enjoy an escorted group tour on Friday utilizing comfortable mini-coach bus transportation between the gardens. The escort for this very special tour will be Andy Navage, Director of Horticulture at the Bloedel Reserve. $85 of this ticket price is tax deductible.
One Day General Admission
Friday or Saturday, by bike or car
Adult = $35 / day
early bird pricing May 15 – 31 = $30 / day
K-12 Students = $15 / day
Children 5 and under have free admission
Tickets will go on sale in May, 2015
Remembering the 2014 Bainbridge in Bloom Gardens
We are the Arts & Humanities Council. Our mission is to create an environment on Bainbridge Island where the arts and humanities may flourish, this includes music, visual arts, dance, theatre and more. The gardens that have been chosen for this year’s tour each express the creative arts, as well as the individual owners and the beauty they plant, tend and care for throughout the seasons
Highlight of this year’s Bloom is the studio and gardens of renowned landscape painter Gayle Bard. Designed with an artist’s point of view, the Living Canvas Garden illustrates composition, color, texture and tone.
Once a dense ravine filled with invasive species, the Landscape Melodies Garden is a timeless tempo of terraces with rhythmic paths and Asian-inspired bridges. The diverse planting arrangements finish on a high note, a vista view of Rich Passage.
Sculpted Serenity describes three gardens seamlessly molded into the small spaces surrounding neighboring townhomes. Purposeful assemblages of peace and tranquility, these exceptional gardens define compact creativity in an urban setting.
Century-old conifers frame the Dance of the Natives Garden. As stone pathways explore the understory, celebrating the partnering of native and ornamental plantings, a stunning water feature completes the choreography, repose in a tranquil setting.
The Midsummer Takes Center Stage Garden sets the scene for shared stories with a giant beach-inspired fire pit. Lush ornamental and edible gardens line the performance area. Further into the backdrop is “the wildspace” play area for the youngest of the cast members.
The 2014 Bloom Poster Art
In 2014 three pieces of art were chosen to represent the Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour. Whisper, Beyond, and Traverse, by local artist Kenna Moser, will be featured on the Bloom posters and other materials throughout the coming months.
“It was so much fun working with the Bainbridge in Bloom this past year. I felt like I had always been known as a Seattle artist and even though I moved to Bainbridge Island ten years ago, it was a nice introduction and connection into the art community here. So many of my friends and neighbors saw my work in Currents, people that wouldn’t normally go to an art gallery. Its always nice when art can enter our everyday world rather than existing only in the art world context.”
- 2013 Bainbridge in Bloom Poster Artist, Kenna Moser, December 2014
Kenna’s explains that her unique paintings “begin with an antique letter/envelope and collage elements carefully cut out, then glued to a wood panel, followed by a signature layer of beeswax. The beeswax is applied hot, smoothed and buffed. Garden specimens and small figures are painted on top of the wax. The resulting paintings speak to a personal relationship with the written word and the natural environment.” To learn more about Kenna’s creative approach to this year’s Bloom artwork, visit kennamoser.com. We so appreciate Kenna, for sharing your work with the Arts & Humanities Council and the community. Thank you to all who submitted images for the 2014 Bainbridge in Bloom poster art competition.