The Bisbee Bloomers proudly announce their Seventeenth Annual Garden Tour on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Bisbee Bloomers invite you to tour eleven gardens in Old Bisbee, mostly centered around Spring Canyon.
The self-guided tour will highlight both new and older gardens in a variety of styles that demonstrate the unique microclimates that exist in the mile-high city. Gardens will be staffed with docents who will be ready to answer questions about the garden and all of the natural wonders that have rooted in its soils. Visitors will be treated to a special mix of desert and native species of plants, as well as some more exotic specimens that make gardening in Bisbee different from any other place in Arizona. Those on the tour will also be able to take notes on the creative use of hardscaping and art in some of the gardens, as well as on some of the unique outdoor living spaces that will allow guests to sit and rest and enjoy the gardens as they were intended to be. The tour will feature live local music in some of the gardens and plein air artists, as well.
From the group’s Facebook post:
The Bisbee Bloomers was founded in 2000 with a mission to improve the environment of the greater Bisbee area through planting and gardening projects, water conservation, environmental education and litter control. The Bisbee Garden Tour is the single largest fundraiser for the Bisbee Bloomers, and funds are used to support their mission. Past projects have included the replanting of Grassy Park in Old Bisbee and the rose garden in Vista Park, as well as planting and maintaining the outdoor planters that adorn the second floor balcony of the Copper Queen Library.