Garden lovers, join the fun!
Sabrina has once again outdone herself with the plans for the 2017 Master Gardener Bus Trip. It should be a relaxed, fun filled day for garden lovers as we stop at one garden sensation after another. It is a long day, but well worth it to be chauffeured by a comfortable Indian Trails bus driver as Sabrina and Nettie pamper with snacks and prizes. For all of this, it only costs $60 including lunch. It doesn't get much better than this.
The bus leaves sharply at 8:00 AM from the U of M Flint flat lot on Saginaw Street directly across from the GCCARD building near University Ave.
7:30 Bus Boarding begins
8:00 Bus Departs from U of M flat lot
(Bus will leave at 8 am sharp)
9:30 Arrive at W.K. Kellogg Manor House for tour
10:30 Explore the Kellogg landscape
11:30 Depart for Leila Arboretum
12:00 Arrive at Leila Arboretum
1:15 Depart for Clara's on the River
1:30 Lunch at Clara's on the River
Clara's on the River, Battle Creek, Michigan
"That place is amazing. The food is to die for."
Note: The buffet meal is included in the price.
3:30 Depart Clara's
4:00 Arrive at River Street Flowerland greenhouse
6:00 Depart for home
8:00 Arrive at U OF M flat lot
Previous Bus Trip Pictures
5 Master Gardener Education Hours for this trip!!
Contact Sabrina Van Dyke for an questions 810-407-0808 Mobile
W.K. Kellogg Manor and House
3700 E Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, MI 49060
W.K. Kellogg’s beautiful historic summer estate on Gull Lake is the former estate of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg and his wife, Dr. Carrie Staines Kellogg. Restored to its original grandeur in 2000, the home is rich with history and elegance with natural gardens around a lovely lakeside setting, making the Manor House truly a destination for all. The grounds include a carriage house with chauffeur’s residence, greenhouse with potting shed, caretaker’s cottage, boathouse, an authentic Dutch windmill, and a lakeside pagoda.
928 W. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49037
In 1924, landscape architect T. Clifton Shepherd created an impressive design, but harsh realities of the Depression overshadowed the masterpiece in progress. Arboretum plans languished for more than fifty years.
In the autumn of 1981, determined to reclaim the arboretum's former beauty from overgrown brush, a group of citizens with a vision for what could be formed Leila Arboretum Society (LAS).
85-acre Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek 2,500 marked trees and plants.
Dozens of gardens and walkways. 1 - mile walk/running trail.
Peace Labyrinth. Children's (educational) Garden.
Urbandale Community Vegetable Garden. Dramatic pieces of public art.
6,000-square foot heated greenhouse. Fragrant Hill Pavilion on the overlook.
River Street Flowerland
1300 River St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
At River Street Flowerland we strive to create an exciting place to shop for your gardening needs. Our plants are of the best quality and our selections are extensive. We invite you to come explore our greenhouse and gardens, get inspired, find the newest plants and enjoy the colors and aromas. We offer over 100 varieties of herbs, many beautiful annuals, nearly 1000 perennial varieties, and a wide selection of ornamental trees & shrubs. Plus, many fun and unique decorations for your garden.