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Grand Garden Show Featuring Proven Winners®

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

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Package details and rates for 2019 will be available in November.

Announcing the 7th Annual Grand Garden Show featuring Proven Winners®


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. 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.

Special guest information for 2019 will be coming soon!

2018 guest speakers included:

    • Lisa Waud – founder and owner of Pot & Box, a floral design and horticultural studio located in Detroit. Pot & Box has been in business for 11 years and has become Detroit’s well-known and sought-after studio for fresh event flowers and container gardening services.
    • Zeke Cooper – National Award Winning Landscape Architect from Cooper|Stewart Landscape Architecture in Cherokee, North Carolina. Over the course of his career, Zeke has been fortunate to provide services for numerous botanical gardens, public/government projects and high-end resorts.
    • Deborah Trickett – owner of The Captured Garden. A certified horticulturist and Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional, Deborah is an award-winning container garden design who has worked in the gardening industry for over 30 years. Don’t miss Deborah’s presentation, “Jaw-Dropping, Traffic-Stopping, Get-Your-Neighbors Talking Container Design.”
    • Kerry Ann Mendez – award-winning garden designer, author and lecturer and owner of Perennially Yours. Kerry Ann Mendez focuses on time-saving gardening techniques, workhorse plants and sustainable practices.

Other special guests have included  P.Allen Smith, an award-winning food, lifestyle and garden expert and host of two public television programs, and a regular contributor on the NBC’s The Today Show. Laura LeBoutillier, from Garden Answer, the most popular YouTube how-to gardening vlog. See her video from 2016 here >>. As well as Mackinac Island’s own award winning garden designer  and author, Jack Barnwell

This package includes a full breakfast and dinner daily, evening receptions, garden tours, and seminars- including private garden home tours around Mackinac Island.  View photos from past events.

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





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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.