Last week we had a wonderful day touring gardens along the Old Mission Peninsula in northern Michigan. The annual garden walk was organized by the Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, which is a member of Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. The garden club has many community service projects which are funded by this activity, which has taken place for 33 years. Some of their projects include the Grand Traverse Children’s Garden, Open Space Logo planting, and Senior Center planting.
Six Old Mission Peninsula gardens were featured this year, which included informal semi-shaded gardens, terraced sunny gardens, woodland gardens, a three-story barn with a rock garden, vegetable gardens, cottage gardens, a raised potager bed, a fenced Williamsburg garden, a chicken coop, and formal gardens of roses and perennials. Many of the homes had beautiful water views and stunning entertaining spaces. The tour was spectacular. The day was beautiful and sunny, with lovely breezes from the water. Many of these homeowners tend their own gardens, with some of them also belonging to the garden club.
Here are some photos from the day: