It's the 20th Whidbey Island Garden Tour!
***Saturday, June 20, 2015***
Pictures and descriptions of 2015 gardens now available!
It's not too early to volunteer for this year's tour or get involved with the Tour Board now!
*New in 2015: Whidbey Island Garden Tour Photo Contest--details below*
Email us if you have a suggestion for how we can improve the tour.
Grant application deadline is March 15, 2015. See Grant Recipients for more information.
WIGT Board: Penny Harger, Candy Charlwood, Mark Dancer, Lynda Milasich, Lynn Petersen, Louise Sportelli, and Patti Wong.
Garden Selection Committee: Nancy Andrews, Janey Parlier, and Monica Shull
Photo of butterfly by Melanie Hester
“Just living is not enough, said the butterfly. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
– Hans Christian Andersen
Whidbey Island Garden Tour Photo Contest:
The winning photo will be featured on the WIGT website and in publicity. The winner will receive two tickets to the 2016 tour. Photos must be of the 2015 gardens and be taken during the tour or pre-tour, June 19th or 20th. All entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2015 and become the property of the Whidbey island Garden Tour. Appropriate credit will be given if photos are used by WIGT.
Who Are We?
The Whidbey Island Garden Tour, Inc. is an all-volunteer, nonprofit group established in 1996. We provide funding to local groups that work to improve Whidbey Island’s common habitat.
Over the past 19 years, the tour has raised more than $300,000 for these groups.
How Many Gardens Are on the Tour?
Each year, the garden tour board selects four or five of Whidbey Island'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 75 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?
Photo by Lisa Irwin
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 in the adjacent streets and throughout each garden in numbers sufficient 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.