2018 Garden Cruise Tomorrow

I have seen every landscape and garden that will be on our tour tomorrow which benefits the Greening of Detroit. They are all very different, and all very strong. To follow are 19 good reasons why the this 11th Garden Cruise is worth taking.  The 20th, and most important reason, is that all of the proceeds from the tickets sold are turned over as a donation to The Greening of Detroit.  We strongly support the work they do in our city. We still have tickets available; call 248  335  8089.   Rob opens Detroit Garden Works at 8am tomorrow, for anyone who wants to decide in the morning they would like to tour.

I will be home in my own garden all day tomorrow-please stop by and say hello.


  1. Suzanne Combs says

    I am sick that I will miss this…Please give more notice next year for those of us from Indiana so we can make plans to come–a week is not enough! Would love to revisit the shop also!!

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Suzanne, my apologies. As I said to Denise below, the Erb Foundation did not formally decide to support the cruise until April. Then it takes a while to line up the gardens. We did send out an eblast about the cruise on June 26-are you on our email list? Let me know if you would like me to put you on. I definitely am doing the cruise in 2019-it will be held on July 21, 2019. thanks, Deborah

  2. Brent Horvath says

    Nice gardens!

  3. Liz Manugian says

    I agree with Suzanne! I considered flying up from the south, but by the time I checked the plane fares, they were astronomical. I would love 1 month’s reminder in 2019. : )
    Best wishes for an awesome weekend.

  4. Michelle says

    I too will miss; but I will start planning for 2019. I await for the next group of awesome pictures. Thank you for all you do to continue to inspire me.

  5. Do you know where the sheep in the garden came from? Thanks, Brenda

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Brenda, the sheep came from Detroit Garden Works. I would bet they are on the website. best, Deborah

  6. Michaele Anderson says

    Wow…they all look exceptional and spectacular. What a special opportunity to see such beautiful gardens and landscapes. If I were close enough to attend, I would have to buy a Terry cloth “scarf” (really a bib) to wrap fashionably around my neck to soak up the drool.

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Michaele, I would think you would have such a good time talking to the owners of the gardens on tour, and the other people who take the tour, that you would just be yourself-the delighted version of your self! Maybe someday you can come. But I will post lots of pictures-I promise. all the best, Deborah

  7. Thanks for all the inspiration you so generously afford us all.
    Detroit Gardens is moving to the top of my “bucket list”!

    Have a great day tomorrow!


  8. Jennifer Taylor says

    Dear Deborah,
    I will be thinking of you and your whole crew tomorrow! Your cruise participants are in for the most wonderful day they’ll never forget. I actually booked airfare, hotel and rental car! I really really wanted to be there. But health issues and an exciting move (from Seattle to Spokane) got in the way. All my best wishes for the best ever Garden Cruise. Xo

  9. Silvia Weber says

    Wouldn’t miss your Garden Cruise! Drove up from Cleveland yesterday so we can spend the entire day in the gardens.

  10. Deborah

    congratulations on your fun raising works

    the seventh photo in your posting
    showed a multi-stem tree in a bed of globe boxwoods

    difficult to make out what that multi-stem tree variety is

    Hmmm………Japanese Maple perhaps…..

    please identify that specimen tree

    you work inspires all of of us


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