TAYLOR — The Taylor Conservatory Foundation and Taylor Garden Club will host a free Garden Marketplace from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15 at Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Road.
The marketplace is offered as part of the larger Growing Great Gardens conference, which consists of four classes, lunch, shopping, music and door prizes.
The cost for the conference is $45 until March 14, or $50 at the door. Admission is free for people interested in shopping only.
The popularity of the free Garden Marketplace has grown over the years. Shoppers will find more than 30 local artisans selling garden-related, American-made products, including garden art, stepping stones, birdhouses, teas, indoor plants, soaps, baskets, garden tools, local honey and jam, and jewelry.
There also will be a chance to win two passes to the second annual Grand Garden Show Aug. 24 to 26 on Mackinac Island. The package features a two-night stay at the Grand Hotel, breakfasts and dinners, cocktail reception, gardening seminars, and passes to exclusive tours of private Mackinac Island gardens.
To register for the conference, call Pattie Kehr at 313-715-8316, or go to www.taylorconservatory.org or www.taylorgardenclub.com.