The 2016 Garden Tour will be held Saturday, June 18.
We look forward to seeing you.
Click here to preview this year's gardens!
Apply for a grant from the Whidbey Island Garden Tour.
Proceeds from the annual Whidbey Island Garden Tour are donated to selected causes and non-profit organizations that support the improvement, restoration, and maintenance of our common island habitat. Projects that emphasize public space enhancement and education are of particular merit in the eyes of the WIGT Board.
We can't do it without our fabulous volunteers!
Benefits include early viewing of the gardens, complimentary tickets, and a thank you party afterwards.
Click here to get involved.
Email us if you have a suggestion for how we can improve the tour.
WIGT Board: Penny Harger, Candy Charlwood, Mark Dancer, June Davis, Sharon Edberg, Lynda Milasich, Sandy Moon, Louise Sportelli, John Welsch 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
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 20 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.