Flowers are blooming in Novi and Northville, and you can get a tour of eight of the area’s best gardens this June.
The fifth biannual Garden Walk, hosted by the Gardeners of Northville and Novi, is June 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year’s theme is “All Gardens Great and Small,” and the self-guided tours will be held in rain or shine. Four of the featured gardens are in Northville and four are in Novi. Members of the community nominated the gardens on the tour.
The central location is the Northville Garden House at 215 Cady Street. There will also be vendors, refreshments and a 50/50 raffle.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased the day of at the Art House or beforehand at the following locations:
- Gardenviews, Northville
- Dry Cleaning Shoppe, Northville
- Backyard Birds, Plymouth
- Wild Birds Unlimited, Novi
“It’s really to see what people are doing in the community – people are doing amazing things,” said Beverly Raub, publicity committee member of Gardeners of Northville and Novi.
About the Gardeners
The Gardeners of Northville and Novi is an evening garden club, affectionately called “The NO-NOs.”
“The main focus of our club, other than the key community service projects we do, is mostly social,” Raub said.
The group of nearly 40 men and women of all ages meet on the second Monday of each month from September through June in the Northville Art House.
Meetings include socializing, a program or speaker and a business portion. Topics are not necessarily about gardening, but have included cooking demonstrations and crafts.
You don’t even have to be a gardener or live in Northville or Novi to join the club.
“It’s a great way to meet people and just have fun,” Raub said.
The club was started in 2002, and the members contribute to two main community service projects: maintaining the gardens are the Northville Art House and maintaining house for monarch butterflies at Maybury State Park.
Members pay a fee of $25 per year, and those interested in joining can stop by a meeting or contact Raub at Braub55@yahoo.com or by calling her at 248-449-4579.
You can also visit the club’s website at gardenersnorthville-novi.org.