2012 Spring Calendar

May 20 // The pickings are anything but slim at Eastern Market’s 46th Annual Flower Day. Photograph by Roy Ritchie

Spring Calendar

March 30-April 1 //  Spring Home & Garden Show$8 adults, $7 seniors, under 12 free. 

Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi, 2-9 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.; 248-862-1018, novihomeshow.com.


March 31-April 1 // Michigan Orchid Society 58th Annual Palm Sunday Orchid Show.

United Food & Commercial Workers Union Building, 876 Horace Brown Dr., Madison Heights, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; miorchids.com.


April 14 // Spring Inspiration: Small Giants seminar, miniature gardening.

Heavenly Scent Herb Farm, 13730 White Lake Rd., Fenton, 10:30 a.m.-noon; 810-629-9208, heavenlyscentherbfarm.com.


May 3-6 // The Michigan International Women’s Show offers sewing and cooking demonstrations, food samples, and crafts. $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, kids 5 and under free. Admission discounts by ordering tickets online or at Kroger in advance. Parking $5.

Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.; 800-849-0248, internationalwomenshow.com.


May 5-20 // The Junior League of Detroit’s 19th biennial Designers’ Show House. Tour a gorgeous 1928 house, boutique, and greenery garden. Preview Party May 4. Advance tickets $15 through retailers or the Junior League of Detroit, $20 at the door. 

22 Webber Place, Grosse Pointe Shores, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon. and Wed.; noon-3 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tue. and Thur.; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 313-881-0040, jldetroit.org.


May 12-13 // Mother’s Day Spring Sale offers hanging baskets, designed by garden specialists.

Matthaei Botanical, Ann Arbor, 10-4:30 p.m.; 734-647-7600, mbgna.umich.edu.



May 15-16 // Cranbrook House & Gardens 40th Anniversary Spring Plant Sale.

380 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed; 248-645-3147, housegardens.cranbrook.edu.    


May 20 // Eastern Market’s 46th Annual Flower Day. Flower, plant, and tree growers from Michigan, Ohio, and Canada sell annuals, perennials, shrubbery, trees, tropical plants, and hanging baskets.

Detroit Eastern Market, 2934 Russell, Detroit, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; 313-833-9300, detroiteasternmarket.com.



June 2 // Peonies Galore! Sale and Fundraiser. Locally grown heirloom varieties of peonies available for purchase.

Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, 10-4:30 p.m.; 734-647-7600, mbgna.umich.edu


June 2 //  Sylvan Lake Home & Garden Tour features up to seven homes and three gardens. $12 in advance, $15 day of tour, available at Sylvan Lake City Hall, LaRosa Market, Detroit Garden Works, and brownpapertickets.com. Walk, bike, or ride a complimentary shuttle.

Sylvan Lake, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 248-615-6296, sylvantour.com.


June 13 // The Franklin Branch of the Women’s National Farm & Garden Association’s 26th Annual Garden Walk features private gardens, salad luncheon buffet ($10/person), and artisan market with Michigan-made products.

$10 pre-sale, $12 day of tour. Tickets available at The Village Boutique in Franklin or pre-order tickets. Franklin Village Gazebo, west of Franklin Road (between 13 and 14 Mile roads behind the village offices at 32325 Franklin Rd.) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; 248-851-1066, franklingardenclub.org


June 16 // Northville-Novi Garden Walk showcases gardens, vendors, and food.

$10 day of walk, tickets at the Northville Art House and other locations. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 248-349-0376, gardenersnorthville-novi.org.


June 16 // The Milford Garden Club’s Garden features six gardens at the annual garden walk and market$12 the day of, $10 in advance. Tickets at Clothing Cove, The Pond Place, Milford Gardens, Village Florist, and Milford’s Central Park. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 248-364-6263, themilfordgardenclub.org.   


June 23-24 // The Grosse Pointe Garden Tour showcases six gardens in the Grosse Pointes, Trial Gardens, a Veterans’ Garden at the War Memorial, and artists in the gardens.

$12 pre-tour, $15 tour days, at local merchants and at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 313-881-7511, ext. 206.