Date Book: Summer 2011

June 5 // Corktown Historical Home & Garden Tour starts at the Gaelic League of Detroit; 2068 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Noon-5 p.m. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 day of. Online ticket sales and information:

June 11 // Sylvan Lake Annual Home & Garden Tour; 248-615-6296, Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 day of.

June 15 // Franklin Garden Walk begins (rain or shine) at the Franklin Village Gazebo, Franklin Road between 13 and 14 Mile, Franklin; Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 day of. Luncheon: $10, with attendance limited to 100 per seating (specify 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.), St. Owen Catholic Church.

June 25 & 26 // Grosse Pointe Garden Tour (rain or shine), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets: $12 in advance at local retailers or at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, $15 day of. (War Memorial: 313-881-7511, ext. 206.)

July 13 // The Country Garden Club of Northville Annual Garden Walk, which highlights six gardens and includes refreshments and access to a variety of garden vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mill Race Village; 248-348-3263, Tickets: $10 online or at Gardenviews in downtown Northville.

July 17 // Detroit Garden Cruise (rain or shine), benefiting the work of The Greening of Detroit, features gardens by, and inspired by, Deborah Silver. Tickets: $35 garden tour only, $50 tour and afterglow cocktail party; purchase at Detroit Garden Works in person or via phone, Sylvan Lake; 248-335-8089,

July 30 // The Wyandotte Garden Trolley Tour begins at the Ford-MacNichol Home (rain or shine). Two tours (10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.) with 32 spots each. Information: 734-324-7284, Tickets: $15, on sale beginning June 1.