‘Symphony of Gardens’ tour is this Sunday

Five private gardens, three in Bellevue and two on Mercer Island, will be open to the public for one day on June 27 as part of this year’s Symphony of Gardens tour to benefit the Bellevue Symphony.

Island gardens to be featured are the Ehrig and the Fishman gardens.

The tour will feature such treats as profusions of roses at one garden and rare perennials while another features two acres of old growth trees, mature rhododendrons and many other plantings in a setting that overlooks Lake Washington.

Tickets for the tour are $25 per person with proceeds benefiting the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra.

An additional feature will include displays of classic cars at the homes.

The tour will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the cars on display until about 1:30 p.m.

The day includes live music, cookies and lemonade, and docent tours at the Bellevue Botanical Garden from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets are available online at, or by phoning 1-800-838-3006. They are also available at Bellevue Nursery, Wells Medina Nursery, Ravenna Gardens in Kirkland and at the Bellevue Botanical Garden on June 27.

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