Detroit's Eastern Market's Flower Day is all about tradition
47th Annual Flower Day 2013:
Eatern Market, Detroit, MI
Sunday, May 19
7 am to 5 pm
Flowers have the power to do so much. The right petals can spruce up a home, both indoors and outdoors, or simply produce an aroma that is pleasing to the nose. They also have the ability to bring people together. At least, this is the case in Detroit, Mich., where Flower Day was recently held at the Eastern Market.
According to the venue's website, Flower Day is typically attended by more than 200,000 people each year. Visitors to the one-day event get to see more than 15 acres of plants, from annuals and perennials to trees and flats. Flower Day attract growers from not only Michigan, but its neighboring states and Canada as well.
On May 19, the Eastern Market hosted its 47th annual Flower Day, which is believed to have attracted between 150,000 and 200,000 individuals, the Detroit Free Press reported. For many of the flower lovers in attendance, being a part of this special day was all about tradition.
Mindy W. on Yelp
This was the case for Michael and Kathie Hall, a couple who have been attending the event for more than three decades.
Flower Growers recommend that visitors know ahead of time how much area they have to plant and whether they need sun or shade plants and be sure to bring a wagon, to transport your bought goods. They encourage visitors to Ask your Flower Grower Questions! As they are the experts and know what you need to do to take care of them and keep them blooming.
There is plenty of free parking, restaurants, stores and music. Besides flowers there are vendors selling a variety of things: fruits, vegetables, spices, cheeses, jams, etc.
Take your time and enjoy the beautiful view and floral and herb scents. People come to enjoy a great family event, don't believe me, then read Detroit Eastern Market's reviews on Yelp.
Photo credit: Lind T. on Yelp - Flower Day 2005
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