Plan to be in the Eastern Washington area in early July? Then you must check out the Ohme Wine and Food Gala in Wenatchee event on Saturday, July 11 and add it to your travel itinerary!
It’s THE Garden Party of the summer in North Central Washington!
It’s a chance to sample award-winning wines and gourmet food created with locally farmed food by North Central Washington (NCW) chefs. The event takes place from 5:30-8:30 pm. In addition to the fantastic wine and incredible food, it’s the most spectacular time to view the gardens. Live music will be performed to make the evening even more magical
Ohme Wine and Food Gala
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Ohme Gardens • 3327 Ohme Rd. • Wenatchee, WA 98801
Tickets & Information: North Central Washington Wine Country and Ohme Gardens
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About Ohme Gardens – A Little History
A stop at Ohme Gardens is a must for any travel itinerary that takes you to Eastern Washington. Located on a bluff overlooking the city of Wenatchee, the Gardens are a lovely patch of green in an otherwise dry area, especially in summer. The Gardens were the creation of Herman Ohme as a private retreat. It is so remote that watering the garden required carrying buckets of water from the river below up the massive rocky hill. To say that these gardens were a labor of his love would be an understatement. Once you stand on the bluff, you realize the tremendous amount of work it took to create and maintain his dream.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Department purchased the gardens and surrounding the property which opened them up for visitors (Chelan County now manages it). I visited the first time in 1980 as a nineteen-year-old woman on my first trip with my then boyfriend and then years later with that same fellow who had become my husband in the interim and our two young children.
I should mention that because of the rocky and steep terrain, you’ll want to wear good walking shoes. The walkways are narrow and rustic with plenty of steps and uneven ground, and you’ll want that extra support to prevent falls. That also means that walkers, wheelchairs, and strollers are restricted.
Ohme Gardens – How to Get There
Ohme Gardens is located in Wenatchee, Washington, which makes it an easy drive from Leavenworth, Cashmere, Quincy, Lake Chelan, Okanogan, and Ellensburg. It’s a few hours more from Seattle and the surrounding area though you can be there in about 2-1/2 hours. If you’d rather not drive, check out the Amtrak train from Seattle (King Street Station – Station Code: SEA) to Wenatchee (Kittitas & South Columbia Streets – Station Code: WEN). Find out more about the Amtrak travel options by visiting their website and once you’ve arrived in Wenatchee use the Link Transit to get around.
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Find out about special events scheduled at Ohme Gardens including Father’s Day at Ohme Gardens (June 21) and Summer Concerts in the Gardens. The Summer Concert Series begins on Thursday July 9 with the Michael Power Group and ends with The Wenatchee Swingin’ Big Band on August 6.