Travel & Outdoors

Best of Bainbridge in Bloom, July 8 – 10

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credit: Shelly Tolo/Bainbridge in Bloom

credit: Shelly Tolo/Bainbridge in Bloom

There are six gorgeous gardens to view during this year’s Bainbridge in Bloom tour. Follow your way around beautiful Bainbridge Island, savor the flora and fauna of these private gardens and enjoy the delicious gourmet bites along the way.

On Friday, July 8, the Patron Preview Day, there will be a luncheon at the final garden stop provided by Simply Bainbridge. Also on Friday, there will be an Evening Bloom Party between 6:30pm and 10:00pm. Guests will enjoy amazing food and wine and have the opportunity to bid on many pieces of art and other auction packages generously donated by local businesses, followed by a live art auction. The proceeds benefit the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities.

You can take the ferry directly from Seattle to Bainbridge on Saturday or Sunday, July 9 or 10, where you will have shuttle service to the festival site. Driving? Head to Woodward Middle School on Bainbridge (125 Sportsman Club Road Northeast) to purchase tickets and/or exchange advance-purchase tickets for the Garden Program and Map.

Visitors must park at the Festival Site and board a bus to the gardens. There are three simple routes and easy bus transportation. If you prefer to bicycle to the gardens, a Bike the Bloom ticket may be purchased. Bike racks are at each garden, and the entire loop is about 25 miles.

There will be plenty of food and beverage options for purchase as you tour the gardens. Coffee drinks, desserts, light luncheon fare and portable snacks will be provided from local artisans like Bainbridge Bakers, Cream of the Crop Ice Cream, J’aime Les Crepes, Simply Bainbridge and The Green Cup. Complimentary water to fill your own water bottles will be provided by Crystal Springs. Limited seating is available at the garden stops. You are also welcome to bring your own snack items for a simple picnic during the tour.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or find out about the exclusive Benefactor’s Ticket Package, go to the website at: http://www.gardentour.org.

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