Entry passes to historic Ohme Gardens are now available for free checkout from Wenatchee Public Library.
Each pass provides unlimited entry to two adults and any children in the household during the two-week checkout period.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Ohme Gardens. Offering these passes in our library is a way NCRL can support the local economy
while also making a beautiful area attraction accessibile to everyone,” said Amanda Brack, adult services manager for NCRL.
The library district purchased the family passes from Ohme Gardens, which is owned and operated by Chelan County.
Any library patron over the age of 18 whose library account is in good standing can check out a pass at the Wenatchee branch.A $60 fee will be assessed
if the pass is not returned on time.
The garden at the north end of Wenatchee is now celebrating its 90th year. It features flower gardens, alpine meadows, ponds and waterfalls, and forested
paths, as well as dozens of benches to enjoy stunning views of the Wenatchee Valley.
The garden is open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through the summer. The library passes only provide access during regular operating hours and
not to special after-hours events.
From the Ohme Gardens webpage:
In 1929, Herman Ohme purchased 40 acres of land for an orchard that included a craggy, dry, rock-strewn bluff with a breathtaking view of Cascade Mountains
and Columbia River valley. Herman and his wife, Ruth, transplanted evergreens from the Cascades, hauled in native stone to form paths, and built pools
adjacent to massive natural rock formations. Initially intended as a family retreat, the interest of family, friends and community members prompted
them to open their private oasis to the public.