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Grand Garden Show Presented by Proven Winners®

Arrive: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Depart: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Package Price:

Standard: $1,545 per couple, $1,395 single
Lakeview: $1,975 per couple, $1,825 single


Announcing the 7th Annual Grand Garden Show presented by Proven Winners, the world’s #1 plant brand. Join us for this special gardening weekend located at the world’s largest summer resort providing a spectacular and memorable setting. 

Grand Garden Show home tour

Celebrate the beauty of flowers while you surround yourself with the rich history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. This will be a multi-day event with hands-on demonstrations and presentations from some of the nation’s foremost garden design experts. Spend your morning in inspirational garden sessions followed by exclusive private home garden tours around Mackinac Island in the afternoon. Wind down the day with evening receptions on the Front Porch and Tea Garden followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. 

Meet Jack BarnwellYou will have the opportunity to enjoy returning guest speaker, Mackinac Island’s own award-winning garden designer, and author, Jack Barnwell of Barnwell Landscape. As the owner of Barnwell Landscape and Garden Inc., Jack has over twenty years of experience creating breathtaking commercial and private garden displays on one of the world’s premier summer vacation destinations. We are also excited to welcome back Laura LeBoutillier, founder of Garden Answer, a YouTube how-to gardening vlog filled with style, expertise, and gardening knowledge.

Learn from Keynote and Main Session speakers Paul Zammit and Jimmy Turner. Paul, Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden is a regular speaker at garden clubs and horticultural trade shows inspiring audiences across Canada and in the United States. Jimmy Turner, a Texas native became Director of  Horticultural Operations at the Royal Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands in Sydney, Australia in the spring of 2013 from his role as Senior Director of Gardens for the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.  Additional include Heidi Grasman, Garden Crossings, Shannon Downey of Spring Meadow Nursery.

We look forward to seeing you this August!

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Gardeners Idea BookTo request a FREE Gardener’s Idea book from Proven Winners, please click here.

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Stay additional nights Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28 for $249* per room, per night (additional fees apply)

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-33GRAND

Package Includes:

    • Accommodations
    • Full breakfast and dinner daily
    • Sunday and Monday evening receptions
    • Monday and Tuesday morning seminars
    • Monday and Tuesday afternoon exclusive tours of private Mackinac Island gardens
    • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
    • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
    • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to 2% Mackinac Island assessment, Michigan 6% sales tax and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability.  Additional adult and child rates apply.