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Upcoming Events for Michigan

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June 8 Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Garden Walk
Every garden tells a story, and the six private gardens featured on the2019 Ann Arbor Garden Walk speak of history, hard work, and lessons learned. Ranging in size from four acres to city lots, these landscapes have been shaped over decades by their owners and boast beautiful perennial and native plantings, mature trees, and fruits and vegetables. The gardens illustrate sustainability, recycling and upcycling, and methods to reduce maintenance. Ponds, waterfalls, and fountains add to the ambience of several gardens, and a ‘chasm’ at one serves as a rain garden to capture and filter water. Natural stone hardscaping, creative outbuildings, and unique, personal art make each garden a delight at every turn. In three of this year’s gardens, local artists and vendors will offer a tempting variety of perennial plants, unique garden art, and handcrafted merchandise. A portion of Marketplace sales are donated to the event proceeds. Proceeds from the annual Garden Walk benefit local nonprofit horticultural and environmental organizations and projects, such as school and community gardens, natural area restoration initiatives, and beautification projects.

Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at these local retailers from May 6 through June 7:
• Ace Barnes Hardware* (Stadium Blvd.)
• Dixboro General Store
• Downtown Home & Garden*
• Matthaei Botanical Gardens
• Washtenaw Ace Hardware*
*credit cards accepted

On Garden Walk day, Saturday, June 8, tickets are $20 and can be purchased only at the garden locations. K-12 student tickets are $3 and available only at the gardens on Garden Walk day.

June 12 Franklin
34th Annual Garden Walk
Franklin Branch of the Women’s National Farm & Garden Association
The annual garden walk will be from 10 am to 4 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm. Tickets are $12 presale/$15 day of sale, available at The Village Boutique, online via, or by mail PO Box 250194, Franklin, MI 480255. More information via email at

June 15-16 Grand Rapids
Rose Show
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Enjoy a variety of rose blossoms locally grown and prepped for this judged show. Saturday: 1 pm – 5 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm,

June 20, Rochester
20th Annual Rochester Garden Walk
The walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy tours of private and public gardens, an open-air garden market place, a program on creating porch pots, and special discounts at nurseries and restaurants. Advance tickets are $12, tickets purchased the day of the walk are $16. For more information go to

June 22, Grand Haven
June Garden Walk
Tri-Cities Garden Club
"Celebrating 25 years of Grand Gardens" will take place rain-or-shine 10 am to 4 pm with tours of eight beautiful gardens in the Grand Haven area. The tour will include refreshments, and a plant sale. Tickets will be available prior to the event at the Tri-cities Museum downtown Grand Haven, or at any of the gardens on the day of the event. More information is available at

June 22 Harbor County
Lakeside Garden Walk
The walk will again feature eight unique gardens that represent Harbor Country. Within short driving distances of each other (1 to 6 miles), participants will experience a range of delightful setting from lake front to urban settings, from rustic to minimalist contemporary styles, from masterful homeowner to professional designs and installations. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time. Early bird tickets $35. $45 after June 17. Visit  for information about ticket sales online or from local vendors. Other inquiries 773-343-1680.

June 22 Hastings
Garden Thyme Market
Barry County Courthouse
Hosted by Thornapple Garden Club.  Shop for garden-related items and plants from 9 am to 4 pm on the lawn of the Barry County Courthouse, 220 W. State St., Hastings, MI.  There is no charge to attend this event.

June 23 Flint
Garden Tour
Master Gardener Association Genesee County
Please join us in touring eight gardens demonstrating a passion for gardening on Genesee County’s Northeast side from Davison to Otisville from 10 am to 5 pm. Each garden has an educational component: one garden is a certified Monarch Waystation, another gardener taps sugar maple trees. Tickets will serve as guides with detailed directions. $10.00, $2.00 for children under 12. Tickets at many local nurseries. Visit for locations and more information.

July 20 Hastings
A Day in the Garden
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
The Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is joining forces with Thornapple Garden Club for new twist on the “Day in the Garden” on Saturday, July 20. Instead of touring local gardens, this year “A Day in the Garden” features speakers and workshops on native plants, pollinators and propagation, a chance to tour Pierce Cedar Creek’s facility and property and walk through the native gardens.  Other vendors will be available with information on native plants, conservation and environmental issues. The event runs from 10 am to 3 pm. Cost will be $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event including a box lunch, or $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event without the lunch.  Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is located between M-43 and M-37 on Cloverdale Road – 701 W Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI 49058 Register online at or 269-721-4190.  Proceeds from the event benefits the garden club’s “Walk Gently on this Good Earth” scholarship.


State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.