2023 Tour dates: July 24 to August 4
Welcome to the 20th annual Michigan Garden Plant Tour, which is a free, coordinated open house of leading young plant producers of ornamentals and Michigan State University. The objective of the Tour is to educate growers and industry professionals about new and existing plant selections and how they perform in different outdoor settings.
Greenhouse growers, landscapers, garden center operators, and nurserymen are invited to visit each of these participating Tour sites during this two-week period.
Expect to learn about a wide range of ornamental crops, including popular commercial brands of annuals and perennials. This is a terrific way to observe plant performance at different locations and grown under various landscape conditions, both in the ground and in containers.
See the "Best of the Best" from at each of the participating greenhouses in 2021, courtesy of Heidi Lindberg, Greenhouse and Nursery Extension Educator.
Four Star Greenhouse
Mast Young Plants
Michigan State University Trial Garden
Pell Greenhouses, Inc
Raker-Roberta's Young Plants
Visit our Facebook page to see participating company photos and get the latest scoop on their Tour preparations!
The Michigan Garden Plant Tour Map
DGI Propagators7073 40th Ave Hudsonville, MI 49426
Four Star Greenhouse1015 Indian Trail Road Carleton, MI 48117
Mast Young Plants3525 Bristol Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544
MSU Trial Garden1066 Bogue St, East Lansing, MI 48824
Pell Greenhouses, Inc5115 Baldwin Street Hudsonville, MI 49426
Raker-Roberta’s Young Plants10371 Rainey Rd. Litchfield, MI 49252-9719
Walters Gardens1992 96th Ave. Zeeland, MI 49464
Take a day trip to visit a couple of sites, or complete the entire loop for the full tour. The Michigan Garden Plant Tour is completely free, but growers would appreciate a call ahead to know you'll be coming. Use the map above to help locate the sites and plan your route.
Special Events During 2023 Tour
In addition to tours. some tour sites offer special events, which are highlighted below. More information is on the site pages. Many participating companies also offer light refreshments during the entire two-week Tour.
- We consider every day an event at RRTG23! In addition to daily activities, RRTG23 routinely hosts broker and field events that are open to everyone. Join us on July 27th for a day filled with Music, Food, Friends and of course, Flowers! Industry experts will be on hand to talk about the latest and greatest offerings. Be sure to make time to visit. Contact us directly at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 517-542-4510.
If you have general questions about the Michigan Garden Plant Tour, please contact the Tour coordinator:
- Amy McCausey: email@example.com; 517-353-0443.
Highlights From Past Tours
Michigan Garden Plant Tour a Bright Spot to Look For in July by Kristin Getter, Greenhouse Grower Magazine (May 2020)
Michigan Garden Plant Tour explores new variety possibilities by Janeen Wright, Greenhouse Grower magazine (Nov. 2018)
Annuals and perennials on display at the 2018 Michigan Garden Plant Tour by Janeen Wright, Greenhouse Grower magazine (Oct. 2018)