2017 Great Lakes Region Tailgate & Michigan Hosta Society Garden Tours (Kalamazoo)


Sponsoring Organization: Southwest Michigan Hosta Society

Date: June 23 & 24

Start Time: 1 PM

End Time: 5 pm

Location : Kalamazoo

Description of the Event: J

June 23 & 24 • 1 pm to 9pm on the 23rd • 9am to 5pm • on the 24th

Kalamazoo has lots to offer from Gardening to Dining – Come early and shop

River Street Flowerland, 1300 River Street, Kalamazoo, MI – Tours at 1pm & 2pm
Kalamazoo Flower Group, 8937 Krum Avenue, Galesburg, MI Presentations at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Bells Brewery, 8938 Krum Avenue, Galesburg, MI – Tours at 1pm, 3pm & 4pm
*****Please email swmhskazoo@gmail.com to sign up for tours*****

***Note the first 3 stops are within a couple of miles of each other***

Dinner and Auction start at 5pm at the Four Points by Sheraton, 3600 East Cork St.
Feel free to bring plants or garden related items to auction off

Dinner is $10 a person (please have cash or check for the Dinner and some of the vendors on the tour)

NURSERIES:
River Street Flowerland, 1300 River Street, Kalamazoo, MI – riverstreetflowerland.com
Romence Gardens, 9660 Shaver Road, Portage, MI – romencegardensonline.com
Wenke Greenhouse, 5071 Market Street, Kalamazoo, MI – wenkegardencenter.com
Vandersalms Flowershop, 1120 South Burdick, Kalamazoo, MI – kalamazooflorist.com
Wedels Nursery, 5020 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, MI – wedels.com (round about)

AREA ATTRACTIONS:
Various breweries (Bells, Arcadia, Gonzo's, Old Peninsula, etc.)
Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 W. Hickory Rd., Hickory Corners, MI – gilmorecarmuseum.org
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 12685 E. C Avenue, Augusta, MI – birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu
Air Zoo, 6151 Portage Road, Portage, MI – airzoo.org
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 N. Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI –kalamazoomuseum.org
Irish Fest, Old Dog Tavern 402 E. Kalamazoo Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 6/23 5pm-11pm – 6/24 12pm-11pm
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 South Park, Kalamazoo, MI – kiarts.org
HOTELS

Four Points by Sheraton – 3600 East Cork Street Court, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 269-385-3922 – Mention Hosta Society and cost is $119 – Includes breakfast vouchers.

Baymont Inn & Suites Kalamazoo East – 3800 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, 269-344-8300 – Mention Hosta Society and rate is $69 – It does include breakfast.

HOSTA TOUR SATURDAY JUNE 24

9AM – 5PM

15887 Prairie Ronde, Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Jim Collison will be selling a variety of birdhouses for various birds

1209 East Crooked Lake Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Lin McIntosh will be selling iron and recycled metal art

7014 Oak Highlands, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Don & Ann Eldred will be selling small and large bottle trees

9140 West C Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

2 nurseries selling plants:

K Gardens (2938 72nd Street SouthWest, Byron Center, MI 49315)
http://www.kgardens.com – Variety of full potted hosta plants

Blue Horizon Nursery and Gardens (9721 59th St., Grand Junction, MI 49056)
http://www.bluehorizonnursery.com – A wonderful variety of rare trees and ornamental shrubs.

Stadium Drive, 9th Street and I-94 have a variety of places to stop for lunch.

Bus Driver Contact is Dick Hewitt

Education Credit Hours: N/A

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