from Sara Simmons, horticulturist at Windmill Island Gardens in Holland,
Michigan. She says, "Our garden is in a heritage themed Municipal
Park here in west Michigan. We celebrate our park's 50 years this April with a
5K run and other events including the city's 86th Tulip Time festival in May.
We are a member of APGA and the AHS with reciprocal admission for members of
other gardens except at Tulip Time. We partner with different local
growers to showcase many Proven Winner shrubs and perennials as well as new
introductions of annuals and many tropicals during the summer season. Our
working windmill was brought from the Netherlands in 1964 and was already 200
years old when it came to west Michigan. This time of year we are a wonderful
place to explore for hikers or cross-country skiers. (No groomed trails)."