Saturday  |  July 15, 2023  |  9am-3pm


The fourth annual Creston Garden Tour will feature 13 unique gardens (11 private residences, 1 community garden, and 1 urban farm) spread throughout the Creston Neighborhood in Northeast Grand Rapids. All are invited and welcome to visit Creston and attend this self-guided, family-friendly event! 


  • Advanced Sale: $10/adult or $5/youth. Kids 3 and under are free.

  • Day Of Sale: $12/adult or $6/youth




Where are the gardens? The gardens are spread throughout the Creston neighborhood. Participants will receive a map of the garden locations on the day of the event. Map/ticket pick up will be at the Creston Community Garden, 205 Carrier St NE, starting at 8:45am on July 15th.

Can I walk to see all the gardens? Creston is Grand Rapids’ largest neighborhood and the gardens are pretty spread out. Use of a bicycle or vehicle is recommended to be able to see all of the gardens. 

How long will it take to view the gardens? It should take approximately 2-2.5 hours to view all of the gardens via car.  

Are the gardens the same as last year? Each year we curate a mix of new and returning gardens. This year 6 gardens are brand new and 7 have participated at least once since our inaugural tour in 2020.

Is the Garden Tour kid friendly? We sure think so! In fact, kids will receive an activity sheet. This year the activity is an iSpy matching game!

Do I need to buy tickets in advance? Nope. Day-of tickets will be available for purchase on July 15th at the Creston Community Garden, 205 Carrier St NE, starting at 8:45am.  

Is there a place to grab a bite to eat nearby? Absolutely! And several places including Rez Lounge, Nourish Kitchen, and Kingma’s Market will be having specials for Garden Tour attendees! Details will be in your ticket /map.

Where do I get my map? Map pickup will take place on Garden Tour day at 205 Carrier St NE

Is this event on Facebook? Yes! Invite your friends!

Can I be a garden host? Host spots are full for 2023, but please fill out this form if you’d like to be considered for next year. 

Can I get an advertisement in the program brochure? Definitely! We are seeking sponsors for the tour and appreciate your support. Please contact us.

Any other questions? Please email us at






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