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Ahh, spring is here! In Detroit, there's nothing like a trip to the local farmers market, or a tour of the gardens of some of the finest estates in the country. And finally, don't miss Opening Day at Comerica Park and the kickoff of another exciting season of Tigers baseball. Spring is alive and in full bloom in Detroit!

 

 

Royal Oak Farmers Market -- The Detroit NewsFarmers Markets

From rack of lamb to legumes, Detroit's farmers markets have it all. A select few are year-round, and dozens of others open their doors in the Spring. Of the bunch, Detroit's historic Eastern Market takes the cake. Founded in 1841, the 43-acre open-air bazaar stocks fresh fruits and vegetables, meat products, and a variety of other food and retail products. Another notable is the Royal Oak Farmers Market, also open year-round and offering fresh produce, plants, baked goods, and collectibles. Check the michigan.org to find a nearby Farmers Market!

 

Tigers Baseball

Opening Day at the ballpark in April has been an annual tradition for thousands of loyal Detroit Sports fans. They leave their winter nests and flock to Comerica Park to welcome Spring sunshine and a new season of Tigers baseball. America's favorite pastime is in full swing as the Tigers continue their quest for a fifth World Series in over 100 years of franchise history. This storied major league baseball legacy includes legendary players such as Ty Cobb, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg, and Al Kaline. From April through September, Comercia Park hosts over 80 afternoon and evening games.

 

Meadow Brook Gardens -- oaklandGarden Tours

Colorful, manicured gardens may not be what come to mind when you think of Detroit. You may be surprised to learn that some of the most spectacular gardens in America can be found on the Great Estates of metro Detroit. Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester boasts 16 gardens spread throughout this fantastic 1,500-acre estate. The Henry Ford Estate in Dearborn is situated along the Rouge River on 72 acres of meticulously manicured grounds designed by renowned landscape architect Jans Jensen. The 87-acre Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate commands priceless frontage along scenic Lake St. Clair, adding to the pleasure of viewing the 87-acre grounds and gardens, also designed by Jensen. And the 42-acre grounds surrounding Cranbrook House in Bloomfield Hills are certainly a sight to behold. All in the suburbs you say? Not quite! The Fisher Mansion, located on the east side of Detroit, offers four acres of gardens, pools, fountains, and roving peacocks. And don't forget the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, a landmark on the City's riverfront jewel, Belle Isle. Here, an 85-foot Albert Kahn-designed dome shelters a wide variety of tropical trees, a continuous display of blooming plants, and one of the largest city-owned orchid collections in the country.

 

 

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