Special Places for Garden Lovers

The Detroit Metro area is home to some of the finest gardens in the U.S. The GCM Visiting Gardens Committee is happy to help you plan a delightful garden tour of the area, but we encourage you to check out the weblinks below to see what your club members might be interested in touring. Garden Clubs can then make their own arrangements with ease.

Oudolf Garden Detroit

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory Belle Isle

The Eleanor and Edsel Ford House

Ford Fairlane Estate

Cranbrook House and Gardens

The Grosse Pointe War Memorial Trial Gardens

Tollgate Farm and Educational Center

Matthaei Botanical Garden & Nichols Arboretum

Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

Fleur Detroit

Detroit Abloom

Detroit Garden Works

The GCM Visiting Gardens Committee is happy to help you:

  • Arrange your own GCA Club garden tour in the Detroit Area
  • Arrange a private garden/grounds tour at a GCM members’ home (upon request) 

Visiting Gardens Committee Contact:

Chair, Katie Durno, kdurno@uls.org; tel. 313-627-6287


Where to Stay

There are many hotel options, but here are links to some of our favorite places to stay in the Detroit area:

The Shinola Hotel

The Siren Hotel

Detroit Foundation Hotel

The Kingsley Hotel

The Townshend Hotel