Old Mission Flowers is a self-serve flower garden where visitors are welcome to cut their own fresh bouquets. The garden is very dynamic and changes dramatically every few weeks with the seasons and the weather. The garden has hundreds of different kinds of flowering plants featuring collections of narcissus, tulips, peonies, lilies, roses, gladiolus, phlox, dahlias, and many other perennials. Snapdragons, china asters, celosias, ageratums, several varieties of sunflowers and zinnias are planted every year to provide vibrant color.
The garden is open daily from May through October from dawn to dusk. Please call ahead early and late in the season to check on flower availability since temperature matters.
The owner, Virginia Coulter, is from a pioneer peninsula farm family. Virginia graduated in Horticulture Science from Michigan State University in 1976 where she held student jobs in greenhouses and at the renowned W. J. Beal Botanical Gardens. It is with delight that she has launched Old Mission Flowers to grow and share flowers after retiring from a government job. There are no employees, although a few family members and friends have occasionally worked for food.
Old Mission Flowers opened in 2015.
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment." - Georgia O'Keeffe