Detroit Garden Center will host a guided tree and history tour of Elmwood Cemetery. This popular event is always a highlight for the Detroit Garden Center's program year. Chancey Miller, Elmwood historian, and Cheryl English, Advanced Master Gardener, team up to share the history of Michigan's leading citizens interred in the cemetery and discuss some of the over 80 species of trees. The second oldest of Detroit's cemeteries, Elmwood retains the settlement's original rolling terrain and waterways.
Elmwood is located at 1200 Elmwood, an extension of McDougall Ave., just north of E. Lafayette and two blocks north of East Jefferson Ave. The orange roofed church on the northeast corner of E. Lafayette and Elmwood is a good landmark (church is located across the street from Martin Luther King Jr. High School). The driveway north of the church leads into the cemetery. Please note that there are no rest room facilities on site.
After we depart Detroit, clear customs and enter Canada, we travel towards London, Ontario where we will have a morning coffee break, in a private garden before arriving at Whistling Botanical Gardens, just in time for lunch. After our delicious, catered lunch, Darren (the owner of Whistling Gardens) will guide us through Canada’s newest Botanical Garden. www.whistlinggardens.ca.
We start our day with a complete breakfast and then board our coach for our full day tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens. Royal Botanical Gardens is located at the western tip of Lake Ontario.
After breakfast we enjoy a tour of Dundurn Castle and Kitchen Gardens.
After breakfast, our luggage will be loaded in the coach and we will journey to picturesque Niagara-on-the- Lake. After a tour of this historic town we will enjoy a luncheon at a local winery and then visit various private gardens in the area. We then travel across the border to Buffalo, NY. Buffalo is home to fabulous “Garden Walk” – the largest of its kind in North America – over 400 private gardens are open to the public on the last week-end of July. We are choosing the best of these private gardens to view this afternoon.
Later in the afternoon we then check into the ideally located Embassy Suites. Their “Happy Hour” is a lovely way to end your day – complimentary alcoholic beverages and appetizers are served in the hotel’s breakfast room. Dinner is then on your own with lots of choices within walking distance of the hotel.
After a scrumptious breakfast, our last day begins with a tour of the City of Buffalo followed by lunch, then head back to Canada. No visit to this area of Ontario would be complete if you did not visit the beautiful private country garden of Beth Powell.
Your Tour Package includes:
Cost: COST: $ 1,200. USD per person – double occupancy (US credit cards accepted) (single occupancy: $ 1,500. USD per person)
To guarantee your booking: $ 250. Non-refundable deposit due upon booking – balance due April 15th, 2018
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