Health and wellness.
It’s one of the four Core Values of Oakland County Parks (OCP), and the Oakland County Farmers Market plays a major role in the mission to bring fitness, wellness activities and wholesome nutrition to all residents.
Are you thinking spring? Even though the weather hasn’t been cooperating, you can still start planning your dream gardening project. Visit one of Oakland County’s 22 greenhouses and nurseries now to get help from the experts and choose from thousands of different plants, flowers, and trees that will inspire your garden oasis. Attend a workshop or chat with a Master Gardener for help with ideas, colors, annuals, perennials, organic gardening, pests, and more.
With so many area greenhouses and nurseries to nurture your green thumb this season, you’ll find our interactive map, complete with over 20 countywide locations, fun and easy to use. Simply find your location and click on the nearest green floral icon to reveal the name and address of the nursery located there. Do you prefer to view a list? Check out our Oakland County Nurseries and Greenhouses page.
In addition to a plentiful range of nursery information, our gardening map can help you select the most suitable plants for your microclimate. Before you head to the nursery, click on your location on the map to reveal the USDA hardiness zone.
We can’t wait until the weather breaks so we can get started. Happy planning and hopefully, planting soon!
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From exquisite gardens to a reflecting pool, and a stunning Japanese Garden, you’ll be enthralled with all that Cranbrook House and Gardens’ 40 acres of formal, woodland, and naturalistic gardens have to offer. The manicured gardens provide the perfect backdrop to the Cranbrook House, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest manor home in Metro-Detroit.
Admission for self-guided tours of the gardens is free from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily through October. Paid admission is required for tours of Cranbrook House and special events.
Spring has blossomed and the flowers have too!
If you are in need of front yard foliage or a colorful oasis for weekend barbecues, then take your wishlist to any of the greenhouses and nurseries in Oakland County. From ‘Sugar Baby’ Forsythia at Steinkopf Nursery, to Petunias at Telly’s Greenhouse, your perfect plants are just around the corner.
On Sunday May 14th, while some may be enjoying a Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed, many will be getting up early, and heading down to the annual Royal Oak in Bloom flower and garden sale in the Williams Street parking lot near the Royal Oak Public Library and Royal Oak City Hall.
This year marks the 24th year for Royal Oak in Bloom, hosted by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce. For many, it’s a Mother’s Day tradition that celebrates the end of winter while welcoming the start of warmer weather, greener gardens, and bluer skies. Continue reading