March 3-6, 2016Buy Tickets
Features & Attractions
“An Artist’s Garden” Theme & Garden Design Competition
This year, all eleven spectacular gardens will be designed to the theme “An Artist’s Garden”. Each of our wonderful designers will interpret that theme and incorporate it into their design.
Also new this year, the gardens will be competing in three categories – Peer Vote, where one lucky landscape designer will win the Golden Shovel for impressing their fellow designers, Professional Vote, where local designers and professionals will judge the designs based on several criteria, and a Public Vote, which is where YOU come in!
Vote for your favorite design at the show for your chance to win a one year membership to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park!
The Garden & Art Market
A featured shopping section of the West Michigan Home & Garden Show with booths of unique and inspired garden accessories, plants, decor, art and gifts from the finest West Michigan nursery greenhouses, artists and gift boutiques. Stroll through the Grand Gallery Meeting rooms for the perfect piece of art for your home and essential accessories for your garden!
Saturday is Family Day!
With kids in free till noon, a pancake breakfast from 9am-11am and special events through the morning and afternoon, Saturday is the day Families LOVE at the Home & Garden Show!
Schedule of Activities:
|10am-12pm||FREE Kids Admission!|
|10am||Plant a Pansy|
|10:30am-11:15am||Oatmeal Chip Cookie in a Jar with Chef Angus Campbell|
|11am||LIVE Birds of Prey Presentation with Blandford Nature Center|
|11am-12pm||Make a Bouquet with the Michigan Floral Association|
|12pm-2pm||Make a Pallet Coaster with Cran-Hill Ranch|
|1pm-2pm||LIVE Birds of Prey Presentation with Blandford Nature Center|
PLUS a Wooden Train in the Grand Gallery from Out on a Limb Playhouses, the Grand Rapids Fire Department Fire Safety House and activities all day with Grace Adventures!
Feature Center Garden
The Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals once again design and build a beautiful Center Garden. This collection of Grand Rapids’ finest Landscapers will show you how it’s done!
Michigan Floral Association Events
Flower Shop – Stop by the Retail Flower Shop at the back of the Grand Gallery for an opportunity to purchase fresh cut flowers and floral arrangements designed by Michigan Florist. Stop in….Smells are Free! !
Annual Design Contest – The Michigan Floral Association’s Design Contest is one of the most prestigious contests in the nation. Design Contest entries will be on display for view in the Secchia Foyer on Saturday and Sunday.
Family Day Project – On Family Day, Saturday, from 10am-12pm, kids can pair up with a Professional Floral Designer to make a flower arrangement to take home for free!
Spontaneous Design Contest – The MFA will host two pop-up competitions in the back of the Grand Gallery from 6pm – 7:15pm. All contestants will be given identical flowers and hard goods items to create the designs onsite and unprepared!
The Michigan Floral Association is a full-service trade organization representing more than 500 florists, growers, wholesalers and Certified Florists statewide. Located in Haslett, MI, MFA offers group savings on insurance, financial services, retail bank card processing & supplies, office supplies, and fleet fueling; is the sponsor of the Certified Florist (CF) program; creates and hosts the Great Lakes Floral Expo annually; conducts educational seminars though out the year at the association headquarters; publishes the Professional Florist magazine; hosts the MFA web site, and interacts with state / federal government agencies.
To find a professional Florist near you visit www.michiganfloral.org and click on the Find A Local MI Florist tab in the top menu bar
Smart Gardening Conference
This annual event for all gardeners, expert to novice, is sponsored by the Kent County MSU Extension.
Interested in attending? Click Here for the 2016 Registration Details