The Bibler Gardens is a private display garden in Kalispell, Montana designed by Louis A. “Sam” Bibler. Sam landscaped, planted and maintained the gardens at his home from around 1980 until his death in 2002. The extensive gardens, including ponds, waterfalls, sculptures, arboretum, and a log stable with a menagerie of miniature animals, are maintained today according to Sam’s desire to preserve the site as a place of lasting beauty that could be enjoyed by the Kalispell community and visitors to the area. The Bibler home and its collection of 18th and 19th century furnishings, art, Inuit tribal art, and Persian rugs, have also been preserved.

All proceeds from the Bibler Gardens Spring Weekends benefit the FVCC scholarship program. Thanks to the generosity of our community, the 2018 spring and summer tours of the Bibler Home and Gardens raised nearly $11,000 to benefit the scholarship program at Flathead Valley Community College.

For more information, contact the FVCC Foundation Office at (406) 756-3632, or visit the Bibler Gardens website at