Celebrate spring by enjoying a stroll through nine beautiful gardens in Genesee County's east side. Each garden is is unique and either the home owner or a Master Gardener volunteer will be available to answer questions.
Although each garden looks very different, all of the homeowners share the passion of watching their garden grow and expand. Visitors will see that much thought has been put into every loved plant and garden art selection.
Please join us for this special one day, self-guided tour. The entire tour is 14.6 miles with easy access from I-69 to the first site and to I-75 after you've toured the ninth site. While there are no rules where you start or finish, the route moves nicely going from north to south or south to north. Driving directions are available on the tour website. The gardens will be open rain or shine.
Advance tickets are available Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Genessee County MSU Extension Office, 605 N. Saginaw Street, Suite 1A, Flint, MI 48502. The office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 for ages 12-adult, children under 12 are $2.00 each. Advance tickets will also be available starting Friday, May 23, 2014 from the following merchants:
- Bordine Nursery 9100 Torrey Rd, Grand Blanc - (810) 655-5588
- Jenny B’s Garden Party 9063 Clio Rd. Clio - (810) 687-7742
- Piechnik Greenhouse,13172 McCumsey Road, Clio - (810) 686-9211
Early ticket sales (just in time for Mother's Day giving) start on May 3 at:
- Walker Farms & Greenhouse 5253 Atherton Road, Burton (810) 743-0260
Tickets may also be purchased the day of the tour at any of the garden sites. Site addresses will be posted on the web page the night before the tour.
The photo on the ticket cover was by a student that won the coloring contest at one of Swartz Creek’s elementary school.
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling Jim Harrow, Plant & Pest Hotline (810) 244-8548 two weeks prior to the event to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.
This is a one day event and the gardens will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. only. Planners of the event ask that you be considerate of the homeowners.