Local residents and visitors to the Flathead Valley will have the opportunity to experience a splendid summer evening surrounded by acres of colorful annuals and perennials in full bloom highlighted by stunning views of the Flathead Valley. The Flathead Valley Community College Foundation will host summer tours of the Bibler Home and Gardens July 23 through 27.
The tours will be introduced with a special kick-off event July 23 featuring a wine reception with light hors d’oeuvres prepared by students of the Culinary Institute of Montana at FVCC and instructor Chef Howard Karp. Carol Bibler will be on hand to share memories of her father, Sam Bibler’s, love of swans and miniature animals in the gardens.
The kick-off event will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 for adults and $90 per couple and must be purchased in advance. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend.
Tours of the gardens and the home’s exquisite collection of antiques, sculptures and heirloom Persian carpets will be one-and-a-half hours in length and will take place July 24 through 27 at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children and must be purchased in advance.
Proceeds from the kick-off reception and all tours will benefit the scholarship program at Flathead Valley Community College.
To purchase tickets, or for times and availability, visit www.biblergardens.org, or call the FVCC Foundation Office at (406) 756-3632.