The Trial Gardens at Rakers Acres in Litchfield, Michigan, are open for the season. Regular hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. C. Raker & Sons offers over 3,000 Annuals, Perennials, and Herbs. Many seed suppiers have set up gardens on the grounds of Rakers to display their finished product in a competitive and cooperative setting. Several acres of flowers and foliage are on display and open to the public. This is the midwest’s largest floral show of the year.
Call ahead (517-542-2316) and arrange for an informative tour for garden groups, greenhouse owners, or floral enthusiasts. Self guided tours are also available. It is best to call ahead and let them know the day of your visit and estimated time of arrival. Rakers is located at 10371 Rainy Road between Litchfield and Jonesville, Michigan.
The Munro House Bed and Breakfast is the closest lodging facility to Rakers and provides quality, comfortable rooms a step up from hotels and motels in the area. Located just 5.6 miles away in downtown Jonesville. There are also ten restaurants within a mile of the B&B. Jonesville restaurants include fast food, traditional fare, ethnic cuisine, and fine dining. The best restaurant in the county, the Chicago Water Grill, is a short 2 block walk away.
There are several flower shows in Michigan, but Rakers hosts the biggest. Plan on spending a good chunk of your tour at Rakers and relax in comfort at the Munro House in Jonesville. The trial gardens at Rakers are open now and will continue through the month of August.
Mike Venturini – Innkeeper
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