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Bibler Home and Garden Tours | Kalispell, Montana

Festival Event

Hundreds of thousands of annuals and perennials, along with waterfalls, ponds, swans, and stunning valley views, make for a one-of-a-kind experience at the Bibler Home and Gardens.

The \"Loop Garden\" is just one of many beds in the varied landscape of Bibler Gardens.

The home and gardens are privately owned and operated. All visits must be arranged in advance by calling 406-755-6578, or online at Bible Garden Visits. Gardens are open during May, July and August only (no June or September showings), and are closed on weekends (except for specific events in May).

Spring Weekends are self-guided tours of beautiful Bibler Gardens and the spectacular home’s main floor (optional) May 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th. Many thousands of tulips, daffodils and other spring plantings bloom each May creating delightful color and the welcome return of spring. You may stroll the gardens to your hearts content. Visitors wishing to view the home must wear masks while indoors and socially distance. Two hours are allotted for each visit; choose from an 11:00 or 1:30 start time. Call the FVCC Foundation at 756-3632 to reserve tickets now, or purchase tickets online. All proceeds benefit student scholarships at Flathead Valley Community College.

Splendid Summer Evenings at the home and gardens will take place July 19-23. The signature Garden Party will be on Monday, July 19 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. Enjoy a wine bar and plenty of hearty hors d’oeuvres served outdoors by FVCC’s Culinary Institute of Montana. The main floor of the spectacular Bibler home will also be open for your enjoyment, but dining and beverages will take place in the gardens.

Tuesday evening, July 20 through Friday evening, July 23 there will be two-hour self-guided tour options of home and gardens. Choose from a 4:30 or 7:00 PM start time. Two hours are allotted for each visit. Call the FVCC Foundation at 756-3632 to reserve tickets now, or check back here to purchase tickets online.

Sweet Summer Days Check back for more informtaion regarding August 2nd and 3rd.

Private Showings are available for up to 30 people. Charge is $15 per person, with a $150 minimum charge. These opportunities are during daytime hours on weekdays only. To arrange private showings, please call 406-755-6578.

Event Setting

In springtime, the gardens feature more than a hundred thousand tulips, daffodils, and other bulbs as well as spring perennials and annuals. The gardens feature eight acres of beautifully landscaped beds, ponds, and fountains with swans and miniature animals. The home is beautifully furnished with an exceptional collection of antique Persian rugs and Inuit carvings and prints.

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.

Public tours of the home and gardens are conducted twice annually, in the spring when thousands of tulips and daffodils are at their peak, and again in the summer when massive plantings of a wide variety of perennials and annuals reach their peak. These tours also provide an opportunity to view the interior of the beautifully furnished home.

Driving Directions

The Gardens are about 10 minutes west of downtown Kalispell. Detailed directions, including a map, will be furnished when tickets are purchased.

Pricing

Typically $15 adults, $5 children for formal tours benefiting Flathead Valley Community College

Attributes

  • Locally or Family-Owned Business
  • Family-Friendly