SPOKAne in bloom garden tour


Spokane in Bloom


Our next tour is scheduled for Saturday, June, 19, 2021 and will be on Spokane's southhill.  Presented by The Inland Empire Gardeners - 509-535-8434 - tieg@comcast.net 

Tour has been reschedule from June 2020.  

Bloom Facts

Spokane in Bloom Garden Tour is a single day, self-guided event, showcasing outstanding gardens in the Spokane area. It is one of the premier gardening tours in the Inland Northwest area.

The locations of the gardens and a map are provided in the ticket/program. Look for directional signs.

The tour is run completely by volunteers. Proceeds are donated to garden programs and charity organizations in the local area.

The tour is in its 21st year, started by The Inland Empire Gardeners, a not-for-profit 501(c)(7) organization.

The tour is held annually the 3rd Saturday in June. To suggest a garden for a future Spokane in Bloom, please call 509-535-8434 or email tieg@comcast.net

Garden Selection Committee: Chris Sheppard, Della Meyer, Trish Van Leuven

Email us if you have a suggestion for how we can improve the tour--tieg@comast.net

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Are We?

The Spokane in Bloom is sponsored by The Inland Empire Gardeners, an all-volunteer, nonprofit group established in 1994. 

How Many Gardens Are on the Tour?

Each year, the garden tour board selects a minimum of 5 of Spokane's finest gardens representing a variety of styles, sizes, and design concepts. Our tour is highly regarded for the quality and diversity of the gardens it showcases. Over the years, more than 50 private gardens have been opened to the public for the tour and many of the owners have also continued to participate by serving as volunteers in various roles.

How Many People Attend the Tour?

The number of tickets, each of which is numbered and controlled, is limited to 1,000. We make every effort to make this a thoroughly enjoyable and safe event for both the garden owners and the tour patrons. We station our trained volunteers at each garden to direct parking, control access, manage traffic flow, and provide information. Areas off limits to the tour for safety and/or privacy reasons are clearly indicated.

I received my program but where is my ticket?
ANSWER: Your program is your ticket to the Spokane in Bloom Garden Tour.

Are children allowed? Are children admitted free?
ANSWER: It is our policy that children are welcome to come to the garden tour, under the age of 12 is free. Over 12 each must have a paid ticket. The tour is not recommended for children under 5. Infants carried on a front pack or back pack are permitted free. No strollers are allowed.

Is the tour handicap accessible?
ANSWER: The tour is not handicap accessible. Walkers and wheelchairs are not advised. Many of the garden paths are made up of gravel and rock making it difficult to maneuver walkers and wheelchairs. Some gardens may have stairs and a slope to them. Individuals need to decide for themselves if the garden is accessible for them.    

How many gardens are on the 2021 tour?
ANSWER: to be determined

Where are the gardens?
ANSWER: The locations of the gardens and a map are provided in the ticket/program as well as directions.

Do you offer senior discounts?
ANSWER: There are no senior discounts offered. Your ticket does include the tour of the gardens.  

Don't miss Spokane when it's Blooming! 

Get your garden featured in next Bloom tour!

Calling all gardening enthusiasts: The Inland Empire Gardeners is seeking private gardens to feature in future Spokane in Bloom Garden Tours. In 2021 we plan to be on Spokane's southside on Saturday, June 19, 2021. 

The tour isn’t a garden competition but an event in which to share the beauty of local gardens. Gardens can be formal or informal, big or small. Plant combinations can be designed by you, nature or a professional landscaper.

Does your garden have a nice water feature, lots of growing vegetables, a cozy patio surrounded by native plants or a nice view? Maybe an outdoor kitchen might be what makes your space come alive. Or maybe you’ve always preferred a peaceful retreat in your yard.

Is yours an English cottage garden, a butterfly garden or simply tall trees with hostas in the shade? The possibilities are endless. The club will be previewing gardens in and around Spokane a year before the event in search of ones to feature.

Why so early? Selecting tour locations a year before allows time for local gardeners to be inspired by the gardens in which they are showcased. 

If you’d like your garden featured in future tours, please call 509-535-8434 or email tieg@comcast.net