Category Archives: Field Trips

Lake Cliff Garden Tour

The Saugatuck Douglas Garden Club visited the Lake Cliff Gardens on September 15th, 2014.  Lake Cliff Gardens is a 5-acre botanical wonder located on a dramatic cliff overlooking Lake Michigan, with a focus on tropical plants from all over the world. These tender, mature plants, which are dug each fall and moved to a greenhouse, are supported by over 2500 additional plants that Barbara and Ron Weirich start from seed each year, along with outstanding exotic specimens of trees, shrubs, and perennials that are hardy in a Zone 6 garden. With this almost unlimited plant palette, the garden is designed around a series of garden rooms dedicated to various specialties, with sculptures created by Barbara and Ron integrated into the landscape. Featured three times in Fine Gardening Magazine, Lake Cliff Gardens is an amazing showcase of garden and landscape art at its best.  These pictures don’t come close to showing the true art in these gardens.