Bainbridge in Bloom
The 25th anniversary of Bainbridge in Bloom!
Mark your calendars now for the garden tour on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, and the Evening in Bloom Gala Auction on Saturday, July 13.
The 25th annual tour is a production of the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council. All proceeds benefit Arts & Humanities programs and the individual artists who have generously donated their work and talent.
GARDEN TOUR DATES:
The mandatory buses of past years have been pruned from the event, allowing visitors to self-guide themselves by car or bicycle.
Friday, July 12, Preview Day: Friday’s special Preview Day will be a quieter opportunity to take a self-paced tour of the garden sites. Preview Day tickets include the opportunity to return on Saturday to finish and/or revisit the garden sites.
Also available on Friday is a Preview Day Package. This includes a chauffeur-guided tour of the gardens, an elegant Pastorale Luncheon at a magnificent sixth garden, along with an indoor home-concert by the renowned concert pianist Yelena Balabanova, sponsored by First Sunday Concerts.
Saturday, July 13: The tour dates on both Friday and Saturday will feature fine art and crafts available for sale at the Bloom Hub, as well as live music, master gardeners and helpful docents throughout the garden locations.
Anchoring the weekend on Saturday night will be Evening in Bloom, our gala benefit art auction.
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bloom 2013 will include a tour of five gorgeous Bainbridge gardens in five distinct neighborhoods. Food, music, and local arts and crafts will be available at the Bainbridge in Bloom Hub at the Filipino-American Hall.
Tickets sold online starting May 15th here at Bloom Sales
Tour tickets also available at two garden nursery locations – Bainbridge Gardens and Bay Hay and Feed.
Ticket check-in and maps will be available at the Bloom Hub, the Filipino-American Hall, 7566 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island.
For luncheon and Eve in Bloom, purchase through office available. Mail or drop in.
2013 Poster art
Carrie Schmitt’s “How Peace Feels” was chosen among many art submissions to represent Bainbridge in Bloom. Her work has been displayed throughout the Pacific Northwest and Midwest. She enjoys teaching art classes for people with Alzheimers and sharing her enjoyment of intuitive painting with them. To learn more about Carrie’s work visit www.carrieschmittdesign.com
Thank you, Carrie, for sharing your work with the Arts & Humanities Council and with the community. And thanks to all who submitted images for the 2013 Bainbridge in Bloom poster art competition.
Why Bainbridge in Bloom?
Summer brings visitors to the Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour for an assortment of reasons. Some love getting an insider’s view of the exquisite, sometimes hidden spaces that make Bainbridge such a gem. Others are passionate gardeners who seek ideas and inspiration for planting and design. Still others grab a friend and make the trip to experience the joy and fun of a reliably high-caliber garden tour on a gorgeous July afternoon.
What not all patrons realize is that Bainbridge in Bloom is also the nonprofit Arts & Humanities Council’s most important annual fundraiser. We use proceeds from the garden tour and from the Evening in Bloom dinner/auction for an array of purposes throughout the year:
- To engage young people in a full range of quality arts and humanities programs
- To provide professional development, support, and recognition for members of our cultural community
- To engage people beyond the island in the creative mélange that is Bainbridge
To stay apprised of all things Bloom, including the 2013 tour, email email@example.com and we’ll add you to our mailing list.