2017 Great Lakes Region Tailgate & Michigan Hosta Society Garden Tours

2017 Great Lakes Region Tailgate and Michigan Hosta Society Garden Tours

Sponsored by Southwest Michigan Hosta Society

June 23 & 24 • 1 pm to 9pm on the 23rd • 9am to 5pm • on the 24th

Kalamazoo has lots to offer from Gardening to Dining – Come early and shop

  • River Street Flowerland, 1300 River Street, Kalamazoo, MI – Tours at 1pm & 2pm
  • Kalamazoo Flower Group, 8937 Krum Avenue, Galesburg, MI Presentations at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
  • Bells Brewery, 8938 Krum Avenue, Galesburg, MI – Tours at 1pm, 3pm & 4pm

*****Please email to sign up for tours*****

***Note the first 3 stops are within a couple of miles of each other***

  • Dinner and Auction start at 5pm at the Four Points by Sheraton, 3600 East Cork St.

Feel free to bring plants or garden related items to auction off

Dinner is $10 a person (please have cash or check for the Dinner and some of the vendors on the tour)



  • Various breweries (Bells, Arcadia, Gonzo’s, Old Peninsula, etc.)
  • Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 W. Hickory Rd., Hickory Corners, MI – gilmorecarmuseum.org
  • Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 12685 E. C Avenue, Augusta, MI – birdsanctuary.kbs.msu.edu
  • Air Zoo, 6151 Portage Road, Portage, MI – airzoo.org
  • Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 N. Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI –kalamazoomuseum.org
  • Irish Fest, Old Dog Tavern 402 E. Kalamazoo Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 6/23 5pm-11pm – 6/24 12pm-11pm
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 South Park, Kalamazoo, MI – kiarts.org


Four Points by Sheraton – 3600 East Cork Street Court, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 269-385-3922 – Mention Hosta Society and cost is $119 – Includes breakfast vouchers.

Baymont Inn & Suites Kalamazoo East – 3800 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, 269-344-8300 – Mention Hosta Society and rate is $69 – It does include breakfast.


9AM – 5PM

  1. 15887 Prairie Ronde, Schoolcraft, MI 49087

Jim Collison will be selling a variety of birdhouses for various birds

  1. 1209 East Crooked Lake Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Lin McIntosh will be selling iron and recycled metal art

  1. 7014 Oak Highlands, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Don & Ann Eldred will be selling small and large bottle trees

  1. 9140 West C Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

2 nurseries selling plants:

K Gardens (2938 72nd Street SouthWest, Byron Center, MI 49315)

http://www.kgardens.com – Variety of full potted hosta plants

Blue Horizon Nursery and Gardens (9721 59th St., Grand Junction, MI 49056)

http://www.bluehorizonnursery.com – A wonderful  variety of rare trees and ornamental shrubs.

Stadium Drive, 9th Street and I-94 have a variety of places to stop for lunch.

Bus Driver Contact is Dick Hewitt

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