The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, MI

Plant Michigan, Plant Native

2018 Garden Walk Sponsors--Click on the image to go directly to their website.

Andy Silk, Individual Sponsor

*Barker Creek Nursery & Landscaping     231-267-5972

Your source for landscaping, plants, garden supplies, nursery items, landscaping stone, landscape consulting, bulbs…

From TC:  Just 9 miles east of the US-131 and M-72 intersection.
From Kalkaska:  Simply follow M-72 west 5 miles and look for the big yellow sign!

*Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park      231-935-4077

Located in the heart of Traverse City on the beautiful grounds of Historic Barns Park. The Botanic Garden will be a year-round sanctuary of environmental preservation, recreation and education. Its 25 acres will nurture the soul, enliven our history and promote Michigan's natural beauty. With an emphasis on plant species native to northwest Michigan, it will create and enhance habitats for various forms of wildlife. As a place of refreshment and solace, The Botanic Garden's unique and original design will inform and inspire. After over a decade of careful planning and preparation, the garden is coming alive. 

*Breeze Hill Greenhouse     231-941-7295

Breeze Hill is a retail growing greenhouse located in the beautiful rolling hills just outside Traverse City, MI. We are a second generation of growers who continues in this business because we truly enjoy what we do for a living-growing. We have known our plants since they were babies. We have planted and tended them with TLC. We and our staff take great pride in providing you with the best plants, grown right here. We may not be the biggest greenhouse around, but we are striving to be the best! Stop on by as we begin our 28th year of growing for you!   

7230 Harry's Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684  

Brys Estate Vineyard, Winery & Secret Garden     231-223-9303

Brys is an estate winery with 91 acres and over 40,000 vines, Brys Estate remains intimately tied to the land. The wines we produce are the result of our strong-backs and earth-crusted hands. The Secret Garden at Brys Estate consists of over 5,000 lavender plants, a fresh flower garden, a strawberry patch, a blueberry patch, an herb garden and more! Guests can enjoy strolling thru the garden and picnic areas and browsing through a variety of handmade lavender products in the farmhouse inspired garden shop with a wrap around porch.

3309 Blue Water Road, Traverse City, MI 49686    Fax: 231.223.9304

*Crystal Gardens     231-352-9321

A knowledgeable, friendly staff is here to assist you in making your gardening adventures a success. With a large inventory of quality plants, goods and accessories it’s easy to enjoy the great outdoors. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for we have an ongoing “wish list”. We make several buying trips each week, and we’ll do our best to locate it for you. We hand select all our plant material plus we grow over 2000 varieties of perennials, hosta and ground covers right here at the gardens.   1299 Pilgrim Hwy, Frankfort, MI 49635

The Dish Cafe    231-932-2233 

Welcome to The Dish Cafe, where fresh flavors mix with a friendly atmosphere to create a place made for regulars and visitors alike. Whether grabbing lunch to go or sitting down for a meal with the family, you'll enjoy our delicious menu.Located in downtown Traverse City, we offer your favorite salads and sandwiches, along with a new drink menu of local brews, wines and cocktails. 

108 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684 

*Four Season Nursery     231-932-7400

Four Season Nursery is located on 40 acres of rolling farmland in Leelanau County just three miles west of Traverse City. Our staff takes extreme pride in our gardens, our beautiful setting and the services we offer. Our retail plant selection includes trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses. We also continue to promote our PLANT MICHIGAN/PLANT NATIVETM program, encouraging homeowners to use native plants. We distribute Morgan Composting products, both bulk and bagged, as well as bulk mulches for topdressing your garden.

7557 Harry’s Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Gallagher's Farm Market and Bakery     231-947-1689

Gallagher's Farm Market and Bakery has been providing local residents and visitors with fresh produce for over 40 years.  From June-October you can visit our location to find fresh fruits and vegetables that are in-season.

We also offer fun fall events.  

7237 E Traverse Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49684

*Garden Goods       231-933-4769

Welcome to Garden Goods. Our five-acre garden center and nursery is founded on a simple principal; helping our customers beautify their homes, gardens, and landscapes. We are proud to feature a full selection of plants, houseplants, unique gifts, garden art, and holiday décor.  Our staff is very knowledgeable and our customer service exceptional.  Please stop in for a beautiful and relaxing shopping experience. 

3510 N US-31, Traverse City, MI 

Grand Traverse Organic Landscapes, Inc.      231-938-2626

For nearly 20 years, we have been working closely with our clients to create outdoor landscapes which enhance the beauty and expression of their homes. Our emphasis on customer service, attention to detail, experience and unique design perspective are the elements on which we pride ourselves and that set us apart from other landscapers.

[email protected]
Traverse City, MI

Greystone Gardens       231-326-5855

Greystone Gardens is a production/retail greenhouse facility that is open to the public. You will find us on Manning Road east off of M-22, 2.8 miles south of Empire, 9875 Manning Rd, Honor, MI 49640 

Hall's Greenhouse       231-946-1585

Family owned and operated plant nursery for over 60 years. We have a large selection of annuals, perennials, and produce.  10461 E Carter Rd., Traverse City 49684

*Harbor View Lavender Farm & Nursery      231-223-4330

Harbor View Nursery & Lavender Farm is family-owned and operated on beautiful Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan. Since we started in 1993, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family; in addition to quality products, it's our personalized customer service that has helped make us grow.  We began making soap and selling fresh and dried lavender,  lavender sachets and bouquets, and more varieties of live plants, and are now ready to launch more and more plans! Browse our products and see our newest additions.   17770 Center Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49686.  

Huntington Banks       1-800-480-2265

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Interlochen Perennial Farm      231-276-6001

We are a home-based farm. We care very much that our guests feel welcome and nurtured. There are two of us on the farm each day so if we're digging in the dirt when you arrive, we encourage you to holler "I'm here!" just like you're at home.

10759 Diamond Park Rd
Interlochen, Michigan

*Iris Farm       231-947-9040

The Iris Farm, located on M-72 about five miles west of Traverse City, features six acres with over 1,000 varieties of hybrid German iris mostly large-flowered hybrids. We also grow over 200 varieties of new hybrid day lilies. Most come into bloom in late May and early June, and the gardens can be browsed. Fresh bouquets are available for sale, and rhizomes can be ordered for fall planting. Reservations recommended.  

5385 E Traverse Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684  

KwikPrint       231-946-3260

Let one of KwikPrint’s highly trained professionals help develop a business package to meet the needs of your growing company. Whether you’re changing job titles or starting a new entrepreneurial venture, KwikPrint has the professional solutions specially designed for you. KwikPrint is an authorized FedEx and UPS shipping center. Convenient for all customers who need to Express Overnight presentation materials hot-off-the-press or just want to send a last minute gift off to Texas with FedEx Ground.  KwikPrint also has several self serve copiers available for customers on the go!   515 S. Garfield Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686  

Lautner Irrigation, Inc.      231-947-1639

Lautner Irrigation, Inc. has been proudly serving the Grand Traverse and surrounding areas since 1972. Our certified professional designers, installers and service technicians, top-quality equipment and over forty years experience ensure success on projects ranging from the smallest residential to the largest commercial, agricultural, or industrial systems.   Contact Lautner Irrigation, Inc. today at 231-947-1639 for all of your irrigation system needs.  

727 West Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684

Lavender on Old Mission      231-642-6341 
Our ten acre farm is located in the center of the gorgeous rolling hills of Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City and home to more than eight thousand breathtakingly beautiful plants.   We grow two different families of lavender on Old Mission: French lavender (Lavandula Xintermedia) which are larger plants with a high oil content and English lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) which are a smaller, hardier variety with a gentler smell. French Lavender varieties include Grosso and Provence. Our English Lavender varieties include Betty’s Blue, Buena Vista, Folgate, Irene Doyle, Mailette, Sachet and Tucker’s Early.

Lilies of the Alley      (231) 360-3620

Locally owned, Lilies is a custom flower shop (fresh,dried, and silk) with floral arrangements for home and office and an unique approach to wedding design.

We are located in the alley behind State Street, between Cass Street and Park Street at: 

227 E. State Street in Traverse City, Michigan.

McGough's Inc.      231-947-5900

Since its establishment around 1890, McGough's has undergone many changes, evolving to meet the needs of the ever-changing face of our region. While we still proudly serve Northern Michigan’s agricultural and farm community, we also offer a variety of products and services for the homeowner. Pet and wild bird supplies, customized fertilization programs for turf grass, and products to establish and maintain natural areas, to name just a few. We look forward to seeing you soon.  

501 Lake Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49684 

Olesons Food Stores

Our goal is to provide you the very best shopping experience, and our great associates love to prove it! Fast, friendly service, associates happy to help you find what you’re looking for, department experts, smiling cashiers, and baggers to pack your groceries all work together to make your trip smooth and easy.We have the largest variety of fresh products in the area, and we keep our shelves well–stocked. Our meat departments offer the finest meat every day, including local turkeys and grass-fed beef, our very own buffalo meat and store-made specialties like brats, sausages and special cuts. Produce departments offer great value and amazing freshness, and the best selection of local and Michigan–grown items when available.

*Oryana Natural Foods Market      231-947-0191

Oryana was the first co-op in the country to become a "Certified Organic" retailer back in 2002. It demonstrates Oryana's long-standing commitment to the importance of certified organic food. Being a "Certified Organic" retailer does NOT mean that everything in our store is organic, but DOES mean that we provide a level of assurance to our customers that the integrity of the organic products you purchase is protected from the farm to your shopping cart.   260 East Tenth Street | Traverse City, MI 49684 | Monday - Saturday 7:30am-9:00pm | Sunday 9:00am-7:00pm

Park Place Hotel      231-946-5000

Whether you are traveling to our area for business or leisure, the Park Place Hotel is the pinnacle of it all! Open at the corner of Park & State Streets since 1930, we are rich in history and located in the very heart of our town, Traverse City.  Our hotel is surrounded by the shopping, dining, art attractions and recreational areas that make this Midwest City such a desirable four seasons destination. The staff and management at the Park Place Hotel, Minerva's Restaurant & Beacon Lounge look forward to welcoming you to Traverse City's most Historic, Full Service Landmark hotel!   300 East State Street • Traverse City, Michigan 49684.

Petal Pushers Greenhouses     231-935-1775

6277 Herkner Rd
Traverse City, Michigan

*Pine Hill Nursery at Village Gardens     231-941-1808

Two family owned garden centers to serve you - Traverse City and Torch Lake. We are now on Instagram! Find us at "pinehillnursery" "Like" us on Facebook, too!

1126 Carver Rd, Traverse City, MI

Skegemog Gardens      231-941-4101

Bedding plants, annuals, perennials, flowers, house plants, trees, shrubs, fruits & vegetables, pumpkins, gourds, straw bails, Indian corn, fall bulbs, living & cut Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, center pieces, equipment & supplies, fertilizers, and much, much more are available! 

640 Railroad Pl.
Traverse City, MI 49686

*Tom's Food Markets     231-946-4115  Tom's 14th Street

With six convenient locations in Traverse City, Interlochen, Acme and Northport, Tom's Food Markets is a full service supermarket offering products and services, and covering entertainment needs as well as everyday mealtime solutions.

1201 S. Division Street
Traverse City, MI 49684

The Towne Plaza       231-929-0900

The Plaza is a place to find the best ingredients, prepared in ways that will surprise you. Using foods from local farms in several of our dishes, we provide something original. We're people with a passion for good food. And pigs. (which is why you'll find a variety of pork-inspired dishes in the center of our menu.)

We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an innovative menu that continues to surprise and delight all food palates.  Take in the sites of downtown TC while enjoying your meal.  Fresh air and fresh food – this is what Traverse is all about.

203 Cass St., Traverse City, Mi 49684

*Traverse City Visitor Center     (231) 947-0692

An excellent place to begin any Up North adventure.  You'll receive personalized, one-on-one service from one of our wonderful volunteers who stands ready to answer your questions. Visitors are also welcome to browse the racks of our complimentary brochures from area businesses and attractions.   All year long the Visitor Center features exhibits that bring into colorful, three-dimensional focus the area's arts and cultural scene, history, environment and special events. Be sure to stroll through the latest exhibit when you stop by. You can also check out our Events Wall to see what festivals, concerts and other activities are happening in the area to make the most of your stay!        101 W Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City, MI 49684

Traverse Outdoor, Inc.     231-947-4496

Traverse Outdoor's goal is bringing the highest quality landscape and irrigation services to all of Northern Michigan. 

2700 Townline Rd.

Traverse City, MI 49686

*Wildflowers in Glen Arbor      231-334-3232 

Wildflowers is a delightful cornerstone of shops in Glen Arbor Michigan, offering over an acre of beautiful gardens for customers to stroll through and enjoy in the spring, summer and fall. The gardens are full of unique bird baths, fountains, wind chimes, sculptures, plants, potted arrangements and garden accessories.

6127 S. Glen Lake Road (M22) Glen Arbor MI 49636

Wilhelm Landscapes       231-267-9267

Landscaping is a vital part of the appearance and environment of your home and business. To provide a perfect fit with client's taste, vision, lifestyle and budget, Wilhelm Landscapes provides complete landscaping services, site evaluations and architectural drawings. These services, coupled with our talented staff and designers, results in a product that even Mother Nature herself would approve.

Traverse City, MI

*Zimmerman Landscaping      (231) 947-1170

Inspire your imagination with a visit to our nursery and get great ideas from our expert designers and nursery staff. Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer or want a landscape created from your vision, we can give you guidance or design and build it for you.

9910 E. Traverse Highway (West M-72), Traverse City, MI 49684

*2018 Sponsors who have tickets available for Garden Walk.