If you’re wanting to see flowers on Mackinac Island, well you’re in luck! With an abundance of flowers and gardens at lodging properties, private gardens, and growing organically in the State Park, Mackinac Island is a floral destination.
Mission Point Resort offers guided garden tours for both resort guests and visitors but if you’re wanting to dive even deeper, here are some recommendations for a self-guided floral tour!
Metivier Inn on Mackinac Island
This cozy Boutique B&B on Mackinac Island is bursting with color in the spring, summer, and fall! Designed and maintained by owner Diane Neyer, you can admire this work of art as you stroll down historic Market Street.
Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel boasts impressive gardens, a secret garden, trails, and their signature geraniums on the world’s longest porch. Check out these amazing Mackinac Island numbers from the Grand Hotel website:
- More than 1,300 geraniums line the famous Front Porch
- Over 24,000 bulbs are planted in the fall
- More than 125,000 annuals are used to create the various gardens of Grand Hotel
A Proven Winners Signature Garden since 2019, Mackinac Island’s Mission Point Resort has a variety of garden and floral features on their 18 acres. Their grounds are open to the public for viewing or you can take a guided tour led by their Grounds Manager. Here’s a fun tip, if you come in early June, ask about taking their tulip bulbs home with you! Find out more information by visiting their Mission Point Resort website.
Hotel Iroquois on Mackinac Island
Known for its eye-popping array of annuals, perennials, and shrubs chosen for their bold color and location, Mackinac Island’s Hotel Iroquois boasts a Proven Winners Signature Garden since 2010. Sitting right on the water with views of the Straits of Mackinac, this historic hotel is something to see both inside and out!
Windermere Hotel on Mackinac Island
The gardens at Mackinac Island’s Windermere Hotel are as lovely as the building itself! Located across Hotel Iroquois, next to Windermere Point, and directly on Main Street, you’ll want to take your time admiring the Windermere Hotel lawn.
Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island’s Island House Hotel has beautiful gardens out front, a porch lined with flower boxes, and an outdoor restaurant tucked in a natural oasis. After admiring the front of Island House Hotel, make your way to the back where you’ll find beautiful plants, soft music, and a trickling water feature at Ice House BBQ on Mackinac Island.
Harbour View Inn on Mackinac Island
Enjoy the peacefulness of Mackinac Island’s Harbour View Inn. The flowers up front are something to see but they also have a gazebo, gardens, and boast some of the oldest lilac trees on Mackinac Island.
Bonus Gardens and Flowers on Mackinac Island
- French Lane Private Residence Test your eye-spy skills at this elaborate private garden with hidden figures within it. Located between Main and Market Street, you’ll find a sheet posted on the fence with photos of what you can find inside!
- Twisted Lilac Trees Take a stroll on the boardwalk and see the unique twisted lilac trees. Lilacs thrive on Mackinac Island and these bunch have twisted trunks from the wind coming off Lake Huron.
- East Bluff Private Gardens Enjoy views and gardens from East Bluff. These impressive private gardens are viewable from the road but please remember to respect private properties and homes.
- Trilliums, Wildflowers and Botanical Trail Did you know that Mackinac Island is 80% State Park? Taking a stroll on one of the interior trails will yield some beautiful and natural finds. Be sure to visit the Mackinac Island Botanical Trail located behind Fort Mackinac.