Visiting the Garden
Old Mission Flowers is a 1/2 acre densely planted self-serve flower garden where visitors are welcome to cut their own fresh bouquets. The garden has hundreds of different flowers with collections of many perennials including tulips, peonies, lilies, roses, and dahlias. What is in bloom constantly changes with the seasons and the weather.
The garden is open daily in 2017 from May through October from dawn to dusk.
The owner, Virginia Coulter, is from a pioneer peninsula farm family. Virginia graduated in Horticulture Science from Michigan State University 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 spending years raising four children, helping her husband with their cherry farm, volunteering, and working a government job. Virginia is a member of the Cherry Capital Rose Society.
In 2013, the garden was a fallow field. That fall, it was tilled, an irrigation system was started and the first beds were planted. The garden is very dynamic and changes dramatically every month. Please visit.
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment." - Georgia O'Keeffe