The 2014 Garden Cruise

summer landscape 3Since 2008, Detroit Garden Works has sponsored a garden tour the third Sunday in the July to benefit the programs of the Greening of Detroit.   They have been planting trees, holding classes, and sponsoring urban farms in our city for going on 25 years. In the past 6 years, we have raised over 70,000.00 for them.  All of us at the Works are proud of this.  Our 7th tour, coming up next Sunday July 20th, promises very comfortable temperatures, and 6 great gardens to view.  There promises to be something for everyone.  Three large landscapes,  and three city-sized landscapes are all in close proximity to one another.  If you are a gardener in my area, it is a great way to spend a Sunday.  The entire proceeds of your ticket will go to the Greening. The last spot on the tour is a cocktail/light dinner reception at Detroit Garden Works.  Rob takes great pains to offer a selection of refreshing summer cocktails, including his signature gin and tonic.  This means we hope you can join us for this our seventh tour.  To follow are some pictures from previous tours that I hope will whet your appetite.  Interested in more information, and the profiles for this year’s gardens? Check out our Cruise website:   The Garden Cruise

garden fountain


garden gate

summer landscape 2


woodland garden


spiral topiaries

pot in the garden

contemp[orary landscape

front door

firepitMany thanks to each and every person who has supported this fundraiser for the Greening in the past with their ticket purchase. And thanks to all of the 44 gardeners who have graciously agreed to put their gardens on tour to date.  Interested? Won’t know until that day?  Detroit Garden Works will open at 8am next Sunday-just saying.


  1. Just beautiful. Everything that gardening in California is not.


  3. Wish I was closer!!! I would love to be In These gardens! Looking forward to
    Pictures! Thanks

  4. I will make every effort to make it this year. What I find most interesting about this, is seeing the ‘Detroit Garden Works’ touch applied in a range of house styles and garden sizes. While the gardens are all very distinct from each other, the ‘touch’ is there. May I ask what the upright trees are in picture # 10 of the series (contemporary home ‘711’). Thank you and good luck with your fundraiser!

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Antoine, I hope you can make the tour this year. My small formal garden is looking pretty good right now. Thanks, Deborah

  5. Karl Casey says

    Hi Debra,

    What are the trees in the containers with the coleus? They are stunning.

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