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World famous Little & Lewis headed to new Bainbridge location

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The famous, much loved and enjoyed Bainbridge Island garden of David Lewis and George Little is in its last season at the current site. Internationally known Little and Lewis are embarking on a new set of adventures. They’ll still design and install gardens and will continue to create their art consisting of sculptures, mirrors and paintings. This talented team is creating a smaller garden and gallery at a new Bainbridge Island location.

They’re encouraging us all to visit their current garden at 1941 Wingpoint Way on Bainbridge Island on special open days this summer. The days are without an appointment, just stop by, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21, July 12, July 13 and Aug. 6. July 26 is a special open day through the Garden Conservancy for $5 admission. All other open days are free. In addition, clients wishing to purchase or commission sculpture can still make individual appointments for Thursdays through Sundays by calling (206) 842-8327 or e-mailing info@littleandlewis.com.

Little and Lewis have been sharing their talents and garden with visitors from all over the world for more than 16 years. They’ve been generous with their time and talent in support of the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, Bainbridge in Bloom, Environmental Learning Center at IslandWood, and have shared their skills, knowledge and expertise with many local communities over the years. They’ll continue to take commissions for sculptures, mirrors and paintings for clients and galleries as well as consult on garden designs. They’re planning to expand the sales of their works from their home and gallery in San Miguel de Allende, a hillside town in Mexico.

Traveling to new locations is one of their favorite pastimes. They’re now sharing their enjoyment of travel, art and gardens with the public. A trip to Umbria and Tuscany, Italy, this coming fall has already sold out. Upcoming tours are planned for Sicily in April/May 2009; Colonial Mexico, late fall 2009 and Greece in May 2010. Visit http://www.earthboundexpeditions.com/HOSTED_TRIPS/H108.htm for more information on the tours.

The Little and Lewis Web site at www.littleandlewis.com states they spend as much time as possible in San Miguel de Allende at their home there. This colonial town in Central Mexico is rich in history, folk art, culture, shopping and good food. Temperatures are mild year-round. Their four-bedroom, 4.5 bath hillside house with stunning views — and of course, a garden — is available for sharing. It’s also only a 15-minute walk to town. Another home with three bedrooms and three baths is available in the “historic heart” of San Miguel. The home has “lovely large rooms and six outdoor terraces and courtyards including a large heated swimming pool and sweeping views over the town and countryside.” To find out how to rent either of these two homes for your own respite, e-mail casacaracol@littleandlewis.com.

Val Easton, a freelance writer, has written several pieces on Little and Lewis through the years. Visit http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/pacificnw/2003/0713/bainbridge.html to learn more about this dynamic duo. The photos are exquisite. Easton also has a chapter devoted to Little and Lewis in “Artists in Their Gardens,” Sasquatch Press. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the gardens and enjoy the art and company of Little and Lewis during these special open dates.

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