Open May through December
Wednesday- by appointment only
Thursday- Saturday 10-4 pm
Grand Oak Herb Farm A One of a Kind experience.
For 40 years we at Grand Oak Herb Farm have created a haven where one can alleviate the stress of everyday life through a love of gardening and an appreciation for the beauty found in simplicity. Our goal is to provide a respite from the hurried, a place where our guests can relax and enjoy themselves, a place that offers graciousness in a lovely garden setting. The gardening focus is on using a sustainable gardening method of growing. There are theme and specialty gardens on grounds for your enjoyment. You are welcome to come and tour the gardens at any time during regular business hours, May through December, Wednesday (by appointment only),Thursday-Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. If your club or group would like a guided tour please make a reservation in advance. Come and enjoy the day.
We create an unforgettable Tea or Luncheon for special interest groups. The event will be held in our elegantly decorated vintage tearoom. The menu is designed for you and with you. Call for more information.
Located in Shiawassee County, 2877 Miller Road, 20 minutes from either Flint or Lansing near I69.
Explore the greenhouse May-July where we offer a wide selection of herbs, winter hardy perennials, container gardens, and heirloom plants. The shops are filled with one of a kind botanical wreaths, arrangements, specialty items from tea to antiques, essential oils and potpourris. We offer custom designed floral arrangements to compliment your home decor.
Touring Grand Oak Herb Farm’s gardens is a learning experience, part herbal lessons, part horticulture history and part culinary directions. Each garden has something special to offer.
Two gift shops feature hundreds of Victorian and herbal inspired items for gift giving, fine home decorating, gardening, and items for the heart or mind.
We feature a huge selection of diverse products including essential oils, essential oil products, herbal products, house blended tea, potpourri, and custom floral wreaths and arrangements that can be customized to match your decor.
Bring your colors and we will custom design that special one-of-a-kind decorative arrangement for you. Our in-stock items can also be customized for you.
2020 Events Schedule
Throughout the year classes, lectures, workshops, and garden tours are offered. All events are by reservation. You may register on the website, call us at 989-666-7012, or by check. For information email us, email@example.com. We are open Friday and Saturday only.
Sept 5 Closed for Labor Day
Sept 11th Closed
Sept 12 Noon Succulent Indoor Winter Garden
In this make and take workshop, we will help you create a stunning, one of a kind succulent garden. Workshop includes a planter, soil and 6 or 7 low maintenance plants of your choice. Also, provided, directions for growing and maintaining your indoor garden. A soup and sandwich luncheon is included in the workshop. $54.00 limited to 12 register and pre-pay
Sept 19 1PM Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea
“Lets pretend”, two very simple words that inspire imagination. Tea with the Mad Hatter is just such an occasion, to turn a flight of fantasy into reality. You are invited to wear your maddest decorated hat. At this event ‘ nothing is quite what it seems’, yet everything is altogether totally delightful. Today’s guest will be asked to vote for the three best hats. Prizes for the three will be awarded. Brush up on your Mad Hatter trivia, there will be trivia questions and more prizes.
Today’s menu: the Queens scones, Devonshire cream, raspberry butter, Mad Hatter’s herb pinwheel, pig and pepper wraps, smoked salmon tea sandwich, White Rabbit’s cucumber tea sandwich, tarragon chicken on a croissant, white chocolate strawberries, ‘ drink me strawberry shrub and Alice’s lemon and lavender tea. CANCELLED
Sept 26 1PM Farmhouse Woodland Door Swag
During this workshop you will make a 26 inch door swag made of boxwood, frazier fir and eucalyptus. The swag will then be decorated with pine cones, natural botanical pods, red buffalo plaid ribbon and 4 two inch rustic metal bells. Join us at 1PM for a hearty stew and sandwich in the tearoom. $50.00 limited to 12 register and pre-pay
Oct 3 1PM Preserving the Harvest
Tips and advise on how preserve your fruit, herbs and vegetables. These tips are from my preserving for more than 50 years. Learn how to enjoy your safe harvest through the Winter and beyond. Each person attending will be given a copy of ‘The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest’, by Carol W Costenbader. We are providing a luncheon around our preserved garden harvest. As well learn more about Heirloom vegetables. $30.00 register and pre-pay
Oct 10 1PM Winter Indoor Herb Garden
Would you like to grow fresh herbs for Winter? In this workshop you will be provided a 24inch windowsill terra- cotta color planter, soil, and herb plants. The plants provided will be lavender, rosemary, thyme, parsley, chives and basil. We will discuss growing in containers and the uses and benefits of your plants. You will take home an herb chart and printed growing in container information. A hearty soup and sandwich luncheon will be provided. $48.00 register and pre-pay
Oct 17 Noon Boxwood Wreath and Luncheon
This fresh cut boxwood wreath is perfect to adorn your entrance door, living room wall, or other locations. By changing your ribbon it may be used for all seasons. You will make your wreath and decorate it with a wooden rustic Welcome Sign, choice of ribbon, a touch of fir, and a large permanent hydrangea. The finished size of your wreath will be 26/28 inches. We provide a light luncheon and our own blended tea. $60.00. register and pre-pay
Nov 7 1PM Harvest Tea
With crisp Fall mornings, the leaves changing color and garden harvest collected, take time to celebrate with friends and family before the busy Holiday activities. Our Fall Tea will be decorated with pumpkins, baskets, wheat, dried flowers, bittersweet, and more to help invoke the spirit of Fall. The menu for today: rosemary cornbread, tomato basil bisque, rolled pork loin with herb filling, lemon thyme chicken breast, corn pudding, succotash Seneca, pumpkin pecan cheesecake, pumpkin roll, tea and refreshing herbal fruit water. The discussion for today will be growing your own healthy vegetable garden. FULL
Nov 14 1PM Winter Wonderland White Birch Christmas Wreath
Break from tradition and make a lovely square wreath made with a snowy white birch base. Decorate your wreath with frazier fir, white pine and juniper. Finish the wreath with red berries, red cardinals and, tiny snowy white flower clusters. The size of your finished wreath about 15inchX20inch. We will be serving herbal Holiday Hor D’ Oeuvres and beverage. $60.00 register and pre-pay
Nov 21 1PM Tea Society Potluck Buffet, Grinch Gift Exchange and Program.
This is the Tea Society’s last meeting for 2020. If you would like more information call Lois at 810-232-0266 or Pat at 989-662-6435.
Nov 27 and 28 Black Friday and Saturday Sale
Details for this sale will sent later.
Dec 5 1PM Annual Holiday High Tea
This Annual High Tea is planned with a delicious menu, a Grinch Gift Exchange and our year-end sale. If you would like to join in the fun of the gift exchange, bring a nicely wrapped gift. The value of the gift should be $15-$20. Each person selects a number from a basket to determine the order in which that person gets to select a gift or, can steal a gift. We always have fun with this game. Keep in mind this event us usually filled 2 months in advance, so register early. The menu for the Tea is: pear and cranberry salad, Italian Porchetta (bacon wrapped pork tenderloin), green bean and gorgonzola casserole, broccoli and cauliflower gratin, hassellback potatoes, tiramisu toffee dessert and chocolate raspberry cheesecake. We will also be starting our annual end of the season sale this weekend.
FULL (see Dec 12th for additional date)
Dec 12 10:00AM-4PM Annual Year End Open House/End of Season Sale and Potential second date for Annual Holiday High Tea @1PM
We will be biding you goodbye for 2020. The Farm closes at the end of the day for the Winter . We will have refreshments all day and, you will find some Super Sales in the shop. Also, due to an overwhelming response and our having to limit event sizes because of Covid19, we are considering opening up a second date for our Annual Holiday Tea on this day. Please call farm for registering information as tea event will be held if there is enough additional interest. $40.00 register early register and pre-pay for tea.