Garden Tour

Saturday, Date in June is TBD
Event time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

In 2019, OHNA will celebrate its 26th Annual Garden Tour, when we open some of our lovely yards to the public. Gardens large and small, sunny and shady, are visited by hundreds of admirers. Some gardens are designed and manicured and many others are ‘works-in-progress’, but we never fail to have all who walk through our tree-lined streets shower compliments on our neighborhood and friendly residents.

Starting location: Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School, 1050 Iroquois Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. The event is free, but we also have great food (for purchase) and live music featuring Noel Webley and his Jazz Friends.

If you have an interest in volunteering your services and/or garden for the tour please contact Tim Zych.

8:00 to 8:30 am – Adults 
8:30 to 9:00 am – Kids
The Ottawa Hills Neighborhood Association invites you to experience Garden Yoga, brought to you by our partners AM Yoga, Saturday June 16, 8-9 am. Bring your own mat — and your kids — to discover the Zen of yoga by the lovely gardens of Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School at 1050 Iroquois Dr. SE. Adult yoga 8 – 8:30 am; kid yoga 8:30 – 9 am, immediately followed by the 25th anniversary OHNA Garden Tour. FREE, rain or shine. Namaste.
1:00 to 2:15 pm

Architectural Researcher, Pam VanderPloeg, takes you on a FREE walking tour of lovely Ottawa Hills Neighborhood homes built between 1923 – 1940 for some of Grand Rapids’ leading citizens by the area’s most accomplished architects and builders.

2018 Garden Media Tour:
In this episode of Catalyst Radio (88.1 fm), Rapidian Managing Editor Kiran Sood Patel speaks to neighborhood leaders Howard Slenk and Fred Davison from Ottawa Hills.

WZZM One Good Thing feature – watch it HERE

WOOD Radio Interview – listen via iHeartRadio

WGVU with Shelley Irwin – listen HERE

The Rapidian report is HERE

EightWest feature – watch it HERE

WGVU News with Jennifer Moss – listen and read about it HERE

2017 Garden Tour:
EightWest feature – watch it HERE
WGVU Art Unfiltered – watch it HERE
2017 OHNA Garden Tour Brochure

2014 and 2015 Garden Tour photos