Welcome to Garden by the Lake

Contact us: 1.810.434.3500

1 Cottage Grove Drive Lexington MI 48450


Garden by the Lake

Enjoy - Experience - Learn

A group tour is a wonderful way to experience our gardens in their natural beauty.

Served Clients

Years of Experience


our service

Garden Tours - three acres of lush tranquil gardens to entertain and delight.

our products

Take home freshly dug plants from our gardens. Available on demand.


Schedule your group tour today.

Welcome to Garden by the Lake

Garden by the Lake offers three acres of lush tranquil gardens to entertain and delight. Located on the shores of Lake Huron, we are just a short distance from the village of Lexington, Michigan, an excellent weekend destination.

As a resort area, Lexington offers plenty of opportunities to shop, dine or golf after a relaxing visit in our gardens.

While visiting Garden by the Lake, experience the…

Tranquil shade gardens
Winding woodland paths traversing over an acre of Rhododendron, Hosta and Hydrangea displays Rambunctious sunny borders
Thousands of spring and early summer bulbs
Changing annual color
Container displays
Hydrangea borders in shade and sun
Meet Julia 
Julia holds degrees in Horticulture and Landscape Design/ Maintenance. Julia is certified through Michigan and Nursery Landscape Association as a Certified Green Industry Professional, a Michigan Certified Nurseryman, and Michigan Certified Landscape Manager. Julia is also a certified Advanced Master Gardener.
Julia is committed to Community Service as demonstrated by logging over 1000 hours of volunteer community enrichment through her club association.

Member in good standing:

Association of Professional Gardeners
Lakeshore Garden Club of Lexington
Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association

Guest Etiquette and Guidelines

To optimize the enjoyment of the gardens by all of our guests, we ask that you follow these basic guidelines.

Garden Visit

Hours of Operation
Garden by the Lake is open by appointment only.

Garden Classes

Classes will be full of hands on experience, please dress for the weather. Plan to bring your tools and a container to take

Private Events

The natural beauty of Garden by the Lake provides a stunning backdrop for your next social event.

Garden Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

Are plants available for purchase?

Yes, freshly dug plants from our gardens are available on demand.

Can I bring my children?

Children ages 6 and under are admitted free

Are Pets Allowed?

In consideration of our other guests we do not allow pets at Garden by the Lake. Service dogs providing assistance for visitors with disabilities are welcome.

Can I get married in your gardens?

We do not host weddings, wedding receptions, bar and bat mitzvahs or proms, however we are happy to provide a unique and beautiful setting for your special photos. Please contact us regarding availability.

Can I bring my own food or beverage?

Yes, please feel free to bring your favorite snacks. Seating areas are provided in both sun and shade, each with a beautiful view of Lake Huron.

What if it Rains?

Tours may need to be rescheduled due to inclement weather, we do our best to be accommodating.

Are the gardens accessible to those with special needs?

Garden by the Lake covers several lush acres and as such, walking provides the most accessible view from within the gardens. However. you are welcome to use your wheelchair on the lawn or drive as an additional means in which to experience the gardens and enjoy the views.
The restroom is spacious but is accessed by three steps. Service dogs providing assistance for visitors with disabilities are welcome. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requests so that we may best meet your particular needs.

Here's what our Customers are saying!

Beautiful lush gardens!
Betty BillingslyAvid Gardener
Prettiestt Flower Garden on the Lake
Kathy BertPhotographer
Just Wow! So many flowers.
Bev DoughGuest

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