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Edmonds in Bloom cancels Garden Tour in July

Series: Coronavirus | Story 173

Last updated 5/9/2020 at 1:33pm

Brian Soergel

File photo: Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour.

In a move that couldn't have come as much of a surprise, Edmonds in Bloom board of directors recently decided to cancel the 2020 Garden Tour, scheduled July 19, due to numerous concerns related to the impact of the coronavirus.

It was to be the 25th anniversary of the tour.

"The Garden Tour is a highlight of the summer, welcoming hundreds of guests, and highlighting an array of outstanding gardens in our community," said president Carol Murray. "We made this difficult decision out of an abundance of care and concern for the health and safety of the Garden Tour hosts, volunteers and guests.

"We greatly appreciate the Garden Tour committee's planning and preparation and we thank the hosts for their involvement. Many of the host have committed to participating in the tour in July 2021, and we look forward to presenting a colorful and robust event next year."

Due to the changes in the upcoming Garden Market – which will have a much imprint when it begins May 9, Murray said Edmonds in Bloom has also canceled the annual Kids Plant for Mom's Day event, which it has sponsored for the last 20 years."

The annual Garden Recognition event will take place in June.

"This is an activity we can safely manage during our neighborhood walks, while still respecting the social distancing guidelines," Murray said. "Gardeners are optimistic, resilient, and resourceful, and there is floral and front yard beauty in our community. Our volunteers will canvas neighborhoods and plant Edmonds in Bloom flags in front yard gardens as our way of saying thank you to the local gardeners for helping to make Edmonds beautiful."

Edmonds in Bloom, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020 year and continues supporting local projects, including funding for the city's hanging baskets and street corners, new containers for corners at Fourth and Dayton, bench for the new Civic Playfield, containers with maple trees at Edmonds Center for the Arts, and a project at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden.

Visit edmondsinbloom.com for information and updates on events, activities and projects.


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