Spring Weekends at Bibler Home and Gardens Benefit FVCC Student Scholarships
Tickets are now on sale for the Bibler Home and Gardens Spring Weekends and Mother’s Day Brunch. Hosted by the Flathead Valley Community College Foundation in partnership with the Bibler Foundation, these events support student scholarships at FVCC.
The Bibler Home is renowned for its exquisite collection of antiques, sculptures and Persian tapestries and its vibrant gardens, comprised of tens of thousands of tulips and daffodils accented with ponds, waterfalls, fountains, wooden foot bridges and other calming touches. With the exception of privately arranged tours, the home and gardens are accessible only through the FVCC Foundation tours during select weekends in May and during July when the gardens’ summer flowers are in full bloom.
The Spring Weekends, featuring guided two-hour tours of the Bibler Home and Gardens, are scheduled for May 7, 14 and 15 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tours will include opportunities to address questions to the Bibler’s head gardener. Tickets are $15 per adult and $5 per child.
A special viewing of the Bibler collection of Persian tapestries and weavings, presented by Carol Bibler, is scheduled for May 14 at 1:30 p.m. The event will offer Persian rug enthusiasts a chance to see the Bibler Home’s extensive tribal rug and weaving collection along with an opportunity to tour the gardens and address questions to the Bibler’s head gardener. Tickets are $20 per person. This tour is not recommended for children.
In addition to the tours, The Culinary Institute of Montana at FVCC will present a gourmet Mother’s Day Brunch in the Bibler Home May 8 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Patrons will enjoy Champagne mimosas made with freshly squeezed orange juice, apple-smoked Atlantic salmon, toasted bagels with cream cheese, capers and sliced local tomatoes, grilled Blue Point oysters, day boat scallops Thermidor, pancakes Oscar, roasted Colorado loin of lamb with tabbouleh and minted aioli, quiche Lorraine, grilled fresh spring asparagus with prosciutto, FVCC Farm spring salad with Sicilian lemon white balsamic dressing, chocolate mousse cake with crème fraiche ice cream and ice tea and coffee service. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the gardens on their own. Tickets to the brunch are $60 per person or $110 per couple.
Tickets for all events are limited and must be purchased in advance through the Flathead Valley Community College Foundation Office by calling 756-3632 or by visiting www.biblergardens.org.