Events

Bus Trip:
Historic, Beautiful Detroit* Filled

June 21, 2022 8:00 am 9:00 pm

Explore Detroit’s rich history by visiting the beautiful and unique Ford House and Belle Isle, featuring impressive architecture, natural landscapes, fine art, and stunning horticulture. Start your day at the Ford House, enjoying self-guided tours of the house and extensive grounds. The Ford House, whose architectural inspiration is drawn from the Cotswold-style cottages in England, was built in 1927 by art lovers Edsel and Eleanor Ford. Appreciate world-class art—including a 2,000-year-old vase from the Han Dynasty—and pristine vintage furniture, lavish decoration, and exquisite architecture. Find quiet moments amidst the grounds along Lake St. Clair, taking in the beauty of the formal rose garden, lagoon and a child-size playhouse, built for granddaughter Josephine on her seventh birthday. Enjoy a boxed lunch during a scenic ride along the St. Clair lakeshore before arriving on Belle Isle, Detroit’s gem. The third largest island in the Detroit River, located between the United States and Canada, Belle Isle is a singular location rich in history. Visit the Belle Isle Aquarium, the oldest aquarium in the country, and the Oudolf Garden Detroit, created by renowned Dutch garden and landscape designer Piet Oudolf. This unique garden comprises 3 acres showcasing the beauty of artistic and ecological design. Take time, weather permitting, to visit the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, the oldest continually operating conservatory in the United States. End the day enjoying a meal together at the Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina, a made-from-scratch Italian restaurant, before returning to Meijer Gardens.

Fee includes bus transportation, admission, snack, tours, boxed lunch, dinner and all gratuities.

*Applies toward Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener education credit.

Member Cost: $180
Non-Member Cost: $200
Age Range: Adults 21+