Gladwin County Garden Tour

TICKETS AVAILABLE DAY OF THE EVENT! Questions? (989)246-8000

Enjoy 8 beautiful gardens throughout Gladwin County! PLUS visit many artist market vendors with the best crafts!

Tickets will be available for sale in Beaverton and Gladwin:
BEAVERTON LOCATIONS: Beaverton Activity Center and Flower Scents
GLADWIN LOCATIONS: Lyle’s Flowers and Riverwalk Place

$10 pre-purchased BEFORE 07/14/2021
$12 purchased the day of @ RWP OR BAC

To participate in the Garden Tour, you MUST show your ticket at each Garden Tour stop!

#1: Tim & Robin Grove
3880 Shaffer Rd, Beaverton, MI 48612

A peaceful wooded setting with something always blooming in the gardens filled with reclaimed whimsical garden art throughout. A pond and water feature surrounded by varieties of plants and flowers add to the charm of this peaceful setting. Take time to explore the gardens and property; there is something unique and blooming around every corner. A new addition to the garden, Tim designed and constructed a greenhouse using salvaged windows. Tim and Robin look forward to learning as they go with the new greenhouse.

#2: Gene and Wanda West
4245 Blakely Rd, Beaverton, MI 48612

On the West family farm named Stoney Meadows is a beautiful stone home surrounded by flower beds of mostly annuals with perennials tucked in. As you stroll the grounds notice the fruit trees and garden accents.

#3: Beaverton Activity Center
601 Tonkin St, Beaverton, MI 48624

The BAC gardens are beautiful due to the work of many of our volunteers. Lead by volunteer, Joyce Broka, the BAC landscape is filled with Hosta, succulents, and a variety of perennials, trees and shrubs. Take a stroll around the entire building and view the gardens beds. New this year, near the library windows is the addition of marigolds to add to the charm of this 86 year old former school building.

#4: Kent and Karm Russell
2550 S Grout Rd, Gladwin, MI 48624

As you meander along the path of the crooked river you arrive at this scenic setting, you will discover a variety of plants. This home is surrounded by perennial and annual flowers mixed with shrubs and trees. Enjoy this tranquil setting with the river as is backdrop and garden beds throughout.

#5: Crooked River Barn
2376 S Grout Rd, Gladwin, MI 48624

An old farmstead turned into a wedding venue. Flower gardens surround the old stone house and mixed perennial borders create a beautiful setting for special events. A beautiful overlook of the river with a walking bridge an path leads you the to the rivers’ edge with more flower gardens to explore. From there you can take a walk along the river to the next garden at Kent and Karm Russell’s home and garden.

#6: Dave and Becky Lawson
4290 Betty Lee Blvd, Gladwin, MI 48624

My garden was created by my lifelong passion for flowers and with a lot of help from my husband Dave, I couldn’t have done it without him!! Mainly perennial gardens for a constant variety of color, textures, and height to provide blooms throughout the growing season. The garden soil is enriched with compost that Becky makes with leaves, cooking scraps, and garden trimmings. This property on Wiggins lake has perennial beds around the home and the main garden is on the roadside. A (ditch) converted to a garden with an easy access walking path, with three tiers of gardens to explore. It is my little piece of heaven on earth and my garden of Weeden!

#7: Phil and Nancy Lamb
631 N Antler St, Gladwin, MI 48624

Our garden is an original DYI flower garden. From edging, design, and maintenance, it is a labor of joy. We are always searching for new yard art. Most of the art is handcrafted by the homeowners. The remainder were gifts or found on our various trips. Nancy thanks her crafting friends for the ideas and inspiration. Large flower beds with perennials are abundant and potted plants complete the landscape. Two large Catalpa trees grown from seed are now 30 years old and provide unique seed pods. We like color and our flowers provide that from early spring to the last days of autumn. The display of colorful plants.  surrounds the pond, bordering the deck. Take a stroll and enjoy yourself in our garden!

#8: Trail of Two Cities Trail Head
1 Mile South of M-61.

Welcome to the Trail of Two Cities River Road Trailhead. Journey a short walk down the Trail to our welcoming area. There you can see how closely the Trail runs along the Cedar River on a wide paved path. Currently, there are 2.5 miles complete for walking, running, biking, snow shoeing, and skiing. The trail is always free of charge and is handicap accessible, truly enjoyable for all ages. All seasons come alive on the Trail with many wildflowers in the spring and summer months.

#9: Riverwalk Place
777 W Cedar Ave, Gladwin, MI 48624

The gardens are a beautiful mix of perennials, annuals and flowering shrubs. The wedding venue on the Cedar River is a tranquil setting where nature and luxurious surroundings are the perfect backdrop for your special event. The gazebo is a picturesque area surrounded by combination planters designed specially to add color and beauty for all who visit this garden.