The Detroit Garden Center is a 501c3 non-profit educational institution serving metropolitan Detroit since 1932 in areas of gardening, beautification, and horticulture through lectures, tours, workshops, outreach programs, and an extensive horticulture library.

Greetings to our members, friends and website visitors

Due to the Covid 19 virus, our offices are closed. However, we are still able to receive both email and snail mail. All of our planned events and activities have been cancelled or postponed as follows:

  • The annual Spring Wildflower Walk has been cancelled for this year. You are invited to visit the Belle Isle nature trails next to the handball courts to enjoy spring wildflowers including white trout lilies.
  • The Spring trip to Philadelphia has been postponed to Spring of 2021.
  • Our annual “Arts and Gardens in the D” Bus Trip has been cancelled for 2020.
  • Again this year, DGC has purchased a block of tickets to tour the Junior League Designer Home which has been rescheduled to late September. The date for our sponsored tour will be forthcoming.

Please Stay safe and well.  We’ll see you soon.

Annual Winter Gardening Seminar 2020

  • Great workshops
  • Great lunch
  • Great time!

Thank you to all who attended, we enjoyed seeing you.


Have You Got Your Trowel?

In keeping with our mission of providing support to gardeners of all genres, DGC is proud to make available seven styles of Wilcox Trowels. This company, founded in 1967, manufactures garden implements that are built to last; in fact, with occasional sharpening, this may be the last trowel you’ll ever buy. Unless, of course, you’d like an additional size and model. They are made in the USA and are backed with a lifetime guarantee. Built of stainless-steel in a one-piece design, they have sharp points for easy cutting and are easy to clean. The blades are marked with a gauge for accurate depth measurement. The 202 model, a 14 inch trowel, was selected the Best Garden Trowel in 2015 by the New York Times.

The trowels range in price from $11.00 to $20.00 and may be purchased from Detroit Garden Center at any of our planned events or by calling 313-259-8383 and making arrangements to come to the office.

Do you appreciate the Detroit Garden Center and what we continue to preserve as well and what we imagine growing? Would you like to participate
or support DGC in some way but the timing is not quite right? A donation is always appreciated and it keeps you in our "growing" community.