The Elk Rapids Garden Club Garden Walk…Will Bloom Again in 2021

All the preparations were complete and six gorgeous and amazing gardens were just beginning to show their stunning potential when a force yet unseen in our world brought a halt to life as we were accustomed to.

And, like so many northern Michigan summer traditions, the decision was made to postpone the 2020 Elk Rapids Garden Club Garden Walk to July 2021. The level of excitement will remain high and the gardens will be beautiful for our guests. We will be ready to offer the total experience of a spectacular garden walk!

Many sponsors and collaborators have already committed dollars, time and expertise and the Club would like to thank them now for their commitment to the garden walk experience. Our thanks to the following companies, organizations, groups, and individuals:

Barker Creek Nursery
Blue Owl Antiques
Bruce’s Landscaping
Camille Campbell, Coldwell Banker
Chemical Bank
Cone Corral & Pizzeria
Corner Drug Store
Covell Funeral Home
Elk Rapids Cinema
Elk Rapids Area Historical Society
Elk Rapids Primary Care
Elk River Marina
Farmer White
Fitzpatrick Agency
Friends of ER Library
Garden Goods
Hairport Salon & Spa
Kellie Sergent—Century 21
Mischel’s Greenhouse
MD Heating
Mullaly’s 128 Gallery
Nifty Things!
Parshall’s Tree Service
Remax of Elk Rapids
Pine Hill Nursery
Pine Hill Village Gardens
River Pharmacy
Rotary Club of Elk Rapids
Sandies Galley and More
Short’s Brewing Co
Siren Hall
Starboard Inn
Stoney Cabin Toys
The Granary
The W Group
Tom Shelder, CFP, AAMS,
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Toni Morrison- Real Estate One
Torch Lake Protection Alliance
Village Market
White Birch Lodge

Collaborators – All looking forward to 2021
Angie Lucas-Grand Traverse Land Conservancy
Bruce’s Landscaping
Green ER
Jeanine Rupert- Pine Hill Village Garden
Heidi Shaffer- Antrim Conservation District
Lorraine Schwendner- MGC, Inc.
Terry Bertram- Barker Creek Nursery
Torch Conservation Center

In the meantime, we invite you to visit and enjoy the 10 gardens in our Elk Rapids community that the members of the Club work tirelessly to keep in beautiful shape. Last year, the Club donated nearly $5,000 to provide flowers and other enhancements to these gardens.

In addition, the Club volunteers provided 842 hours and saved the Village nearly $34,000 in staff time for the garden work!

The Garden Walk is the Elk Rapids Garden Club’s biennial fundraiser so this coming year will bring challenges. If you enjoy our beautiful community gardens, we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible gift to support the Club in their work to provide a wonderful welcome to our many visitors and an oasis of beauty and respite for those who live and work here.

In-person Club meetings are currently on hold, but we are always welcoming new members to join in this great effort…and the fun! We invite you to learn more about our the Club and ways you can become involved. We dig it!

A look back at the 2018 Garden Walk

The 2018 Elk Rapids Garden Walk was a tremendous success — financially, educationally and socially — thanks in large part to our community sponsors. THANK YOU for your hard work and support!

2018 Golden Bouquet Sponsors
Village Market • Barker Creek Nursery • Rotary Club of Elk Rapids • Stoney Cabin Toys

2018 Rose Bouquet Sponsors
Alden State Bank • All Smiles Family Dentistry • Blackmore Property Maintenance • Blarney Castle Oil – Elk Rapids • Blue Owl Antiques • Bodywise • Cellar 152 • Cone Corral & Pizzeria • Covell Funeral Home • Edward Jones • Elk Rapids Cinema • Elk Rapids Nursery • Elk Rapids Primary Care • Elk River Marina • Farmer White • Fitzpatrick Agency • Harbor Flooring • Husbands Barber • Kellie Sergent | Century 21 Lakeside Properties Real Estate • MD Heating • Mullaly’s 128 Studio & Gallery • new|era social marketing • Nifty Things! • Northern Highlights Salon • Pine Hill Nursery • Pine Hill Village Gardens • Re/Max of Elk Rapids • River Pharmacy • Sandies Galley and More • Sapphire Nails • Short’s Brewing Co. • Siren Hall • Starboard Inn • The Granary • The Nature Connection • TJ Charlie’s • Toni Morrison | Real Estate One • Wanigan Corp. • Waterside Properties • Wildflower Soapworks

2018 Collaborators
Antrim Conservation District • Barker Creek Nursery Elk-Skegemog Lake Association (ESLA) • The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay • Green • ER Pine Hill Nursery • Tip of the Mitt Watershed • Torch Conservation Center