The Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council is celebrating creativity at the 2014 Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour.  From 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, July 11th and 12th, this highly anticipated event will feature five exquisite gardens and live music throughout the tour. Visitors may journey to the gardens by bike or car or ride a bus arranged through Agate Pass Transportation.

In this episode of “What’s Up Bainbridge,” BCB host Lyssa Danehy deHart interviews Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council Executive Director Barbara Sacerdote to learn about the plans and traditions surrounding this 26th year of the celebrated garden tour, which brings in attendees from around the globe.

Garden aficionados may choose Preview Day, Friday, July 11th, for a quieter opportunity to view the beautiful gardens of several Bainbridge Island homes. One of the homes on the tour is that of artist Gayle Bard, who, on Friday, will open her studio for the occasion. Or come on General Admission Day, Saturday, for the more lively and widely attended event.  This year, for a special additional fee, there will also be a Bloom Garden Party hosted by Debbi and Paul Brainerd at their beautiful Bainbridge Island waterfront home starting Sunday at noon.

Ticket Sales

Tickets for Bainbridge in Bloom events are available on the Arts & Humanities website: or at their office at 221 Winslow Way West, as well as at Bainbridge Gardens and Bay Hay & Feed. Tickets will also be available at the Tour Hub (the Filipino American Community Center on High School Road) during the event. Preview Day tickets are good for both Friday and Saturday admission. Bike the Bloom tickets are also good for both days.

Call the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council with any questions at: 206.842.9982

Credits: BCB Host and Audio Editor Lyssa Danehy deHart; BCB ferry music: Dogfish Bay Studios; music splash: Dave Bristow.