Mar 31, 2023
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Bibler Home and Garden Tours Support Student Scholarships

Join the Flathead Valley Community College Foundation to celebrate spring and summer with a walk amidst hundreds of thousands of beautiful flowers at Bibler Home and Gardens.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31 at 8 a.m. for the self-guided tours and Mother’s Day brunch that all benefit student scholarships at FVCC.

Spring Weekends self-guided tours are May 13, 20 and 21 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. Explore hundreds of thousands of tulips and other spring blossoms around the property. Tickets are $20 per adult and $5 per child.

The Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch prepared by the FVCC’s Culinary Institute of Montana is on May 14. Sip champagne and enjoy a delicious brunch with your loved ones, with plenty of time to explore the home and gardens. Tickets are $80 each or $150 per couple.

The Tribal Weavings Tour on May 20 is a special viewing of the Bibler collection of Persian tribal rugs and weavings, presented by Carol Bibler at 1 p.m. The event offers Persian rug enthusiasts a chance to see the Bibler home’s rare tribal rug and weaving collection. Tickets are $25 per person. This tour is not recommended for young children.

The Splendid Summer Evenings self-guided tours are July 17-21 at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Explore the art-filled home and enjoy the gardens with hundreds of thousands of annuals and perennials blooming in the magical evening light. Tickets are $20 per adult and $5 per child.

The Sweet Summer Days self-guided home and garden tours are Aug. 1 and Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Enjoy part of a sweet summer day with someone special. Tickets are $20 per adult and $5 per child.

Tickets for all events are limited and must be purchased in advance through the FVCC Foundation Office by visiting, calling 406-756-3632 or emailing

Bibler Home and Gardens is a privately-owned residence and ornamental landscape designed by Louis A. “Sam” Bibler. Bibler landscaped, planted and maintained the gardens at his home from around 1980 until his death in 2002. The extensive gardens, including ponds, waterfalls, sculptures and arboretum, are maintained according to Bibler’s desire to preserve the site as a place of lasting beauty to be enjoyed by the local community and visitors to the area. More information is available at

The FVCC Foundation was established in 1976 to support scholarships, programs and learning facilities at Flathead Valley Community College. Each year, the foundation distributes more than $1 million in scholarship funds to students at FVCC. More information is available at