Sunday, August 25 – Tuesday, August 27, 2019

To register call 1-800-334-7263 or online at Grand Hotel. The cost of the Grand Garden Show is included in your package.

Standard Price:  $1,545 per Couple, $1,395 Single, plus tax and fees *

Lakeview Price:  $1,975 per Couple, $1,825 Single, plus tax and fees *

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations for August 25 and 26.
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily.**
  • Sunday evening reception.
  • Monday morning seminars.
  • Monday afternoon exclusive tours of private Mackinac Island gardens.
  • Monday evening reception.
  • Tuesday morning seminars.
  • Tuesday afternoon exclusive tours of private Mackinac Island gardens.
  • Free admission to the Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets.
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel.

Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28 offered at a discounted price of $249.00 per room, per night, plus tax and fees.* If you choose an additional night(s), that night’s dinner and the following morning’s breakfast is included.

*$8.50 per person baggage handling fee. 6% Michigan sales tax and 2% Mackinac Island assessment fee. **After 6:30pm dresses, skirts, blouses, dress sweaters and dress slacks for ladies are preferred, while gentleman are required to wear a suit coat, necktie and dress pants, no denim or shorts. Children 12 years and older are expected to follow the same dress code as adults.



Monday, August 26, 2019 from 12:15 PM ~ 1:45 PM

Cost: $50.00 per person. Space is limited.


Enjoy a three-course plated lunch of salad, entree and dessert catered by Grand Hotel* and hear from Laura as she shares some fun gardening stories, top tips and favorite gardening tools.

*If you have dietary restrictions please speak with an Assistant Manager at the Information Desk, in the Parlor, when you arrive at Grand Hotel.

DAY TICKETS ~ Tuesday Day tickets available!

You can register online for Day Tickets at Proven Winners or call 815-899-1973.

Day ticket prices are as follows:

  • SOLD OUT! ~ Monday and Tuesday Combination (August 26 and 27): $175 per person for the Monday morning seminars, afternoon private garden tours on Mackinac Island, Monday evening cocktail reception in the Tea Garden, Tuesday morning seminars and afternoon private garden tours on Mackinac Island.

  • SOLD OUT! ~ Monday Only (August 26): $125 per person for the morning seminars, afternoon private garden tours on Mackinac Island and evening cocktail reception in the Tea Garden.

  • Tuesday Only (August 27): $100 per person for the morning seminars and afternoon private garden tours on Mackinac Island.

If you purchase day tickets in advance, you will pick up your name badge and information packet at the Proven Winners Registration desk on the day of the event. Day ticket sales will continue on-site if there is availability. Quantities are limited.



Register online for carriage rides at Proven Winners or call Cindy at 815-899-1973.

We offer horse-drawn carriage rides that allow convenient access to all of the private gardens on the tour. The carriages will loop around designated routes indicated on the tour map, and you will have the opportunity to get on and off at designated stops as desired. You must be registered for the Grand Garden Show to view the private gardens by carriage!

Carriage rides are available from 2-5 pm on Monday, August 26th and Tuesday, August 27th. Handicap accessible carriages are available.

Your name badge will indicate what day(s) you have chosen to travel by carriage to the private gardens. You may also choose to walk or ride a bike which are fun modes of transportation as well.



Tuesday, August 27 5:30 PM ~ 6:30 PM

$75.00 per person.

From the Land of Ah’s: A horticulturist’s journey to Australia and its fascinating flora and country

Can’t get enough of Australia? Want to learn more about its crazy beautiful flora? Australia is home to over 21,000 plant species. The majority of which are endemic; that is, they are found nowhere else in the world.  To a non-native horticulturist, Australia is like botanizing on a completely other planet. Jimmy will share some of the fascinating flora and countryside  of the Land Down Under and learn a bit about his journey from the scorched plains of Texas to the other side of the planet.

Enjoy this exclusive presentation while you have champagne and light hors d’oeuvres at the beautiful Boardwalk Cottage – an iconic waterfront home on Mackinac that is not part of this year’s  garden tours and has been featured in Architectural Digest. 

We would be excited to have you join us on this evening adventure to Down-Under! 

Register now as space is limited to 50 guests.