Story By: Lindsay Whitman Drewes
Flower Day has been a favorite special event at Eastern Market since 1967. It’s always held the Sunday after Mother’s Day, which falls on May 15th this year. It’s open 7 am-5 pm but get there early for the best selection. Head to Eastern Market’s website for details on their upcoming Tuesday Flower Markets and their summer hours.
Detroit Abloom is a beautiful cut flower farm and community wellness hub. Developed as a strategy to reclaim and repurpose blighted land in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood, Detroit Abloom has grown into a place to reconnect with nature, each other, and yourself. Stop by to see what’s blooming in the garden as spring opens upon us. Gardens are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Or, check the schedule to find a community yoga class or free guided meditation.
Urban gardens featuring flowers, herbs, and veggies are arranged in beautiful metal raised beds with stone paths. Enjoy lunch at a cafe-style table and appreciate the metal sculptures.
1.2 acres of park to explore downtown with beautiful light structures, open lawn space, and daily events ranging from live music to local markets and more.
Campus Martius Park is at the heart of Detroit and was awarded “Top Public Square” by USA today. It features an urban beach and green space to relax and take in spring. Events are always happening around Campus Martius Park, ranging from concerts to wine festivals to movie nights and fitness classes.
This 5-acre park in the Entertainment District has fountains, a dog park, gardens, and new seating. It has many free events from live theater, street performers, opera, and literary readings. Visit in the spring to enjoy the trees in full bloom.
Sunday, May 8, 2022 from 10a-11a
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
Wildflowers and warblers are the main attractions on this stroll. Welcome the warblers back to Michigan as they return home from a winter’s vacation in the tropics. Spot Mom’s favorite wildflowers and enjoy a lovely spring day together.
May 13, 14, 27, & 28 from 3p-4p each session.
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Have fun feeding the animals at the farm. Goats, pigs, and more will be ready to chow down.