Saturday, June 15, 2024
Ticket - $15 (non-refundable)
“Everything Old is New Again”
In 1974, Spokane became the smallest city in history to host the World’s Fair. As an environmentally focused event, the Spokane World’s Fair sparked a transformation in the heart of our city that became the catalyst for sustainable growth in our region.
The Spokane area is planning to recognize 50th anniversary of Expo ‘74 to celebrate the legacy of creativity, community, and environmental stewardship that drives Spokane to this day from May 4 - July 4, 2024. SAVE THE DATES!
The theme for Bloom Tour will be sustainable gardening, what is old is new again. A mixture of classic older gardens and new funky modern gardens would be great. From the historical past to the sustainable future--celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Expo 1974.
Looks like we have all the gardens we need for Spokane in Bloom Garden Tour June 15, 2024. The theme will be “Everything Old is New Again.” We have an exciting blend of beautiful old established gardens of historical homes to new sustainable, cutting edge gardens.
. For Bloom 2025 looks like we will be heading up north. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.
Spokane in Bloom garden tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 2024 and will be in the City of Spokane from 10am-5pm. Presented by The Inland Empire Gardeners - 509-535-8434 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Garden descriptions will be posted when they become available. Online ticket sales will be available thru PayPal at least a month before the tour.
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 23rd 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 email@example.com.
Garden Selection Committee: Chris Sheppard, Verlaine Ford, Della Meyer, Trish Van Leuven
Email us if you have a suggestion for how we can improve the tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2023 tour?
6 with an extra bonus stop
Where are the gardens?
ANSWER: The locations of the gardens and a map are provided on this website.
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!
Calling all gardening enthusiasts: The Inland Empire Gardeners is seeking private gardens to feature in future Spokane in Bloom Garden Tours. 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 email@example.com