• Trial Gardens Overview
tarted in 1952 the wheel shaped design was created by landscape architect Eleanor Roche as a test garden for flowers and bulbs. It emanates from a granite millstone donated by George Lauhoff. The gardens now also include four herb garden plots.

Granite millstone donated by George Lauhoff

Granite millstone donated by George Lauhoff

Herb Garden

Herb Gardens

Posted By :
Comments : Off
The four herb gardens form the inner circle of the wheel shaped design and represent Culinary, Medicinal, Fragrant, and Wedding herbs. These plots also change each year and are tended by members of the Herb Society of America – Grosse Pointe Unit.        
Read More

Flower Gardens: Each year local garden clubs design, plant and tend the nine plots of the Trial Gardens according to a changing theme. This demonstration of plant material and design is judged during the season with an award ceremony in autumn. The winning club selects the theme for the following year.

  • 2017 Top Three Gardens:
    • First place-Windmill Pointe Garden Club
    • Second place-Grosse Pointe Park Garden Club
    • Third place-Grosse Pointe Farm & Garden Club