Welcome to the online home of Westcroft Gardens. We are the oldest family owned and operated farm in the state. Established on July 6, 1776, Westcroft is currently owned by the 7th generation of Macomb descendants and operated by the 8th generation.

Westcroft Gardens is a plant nursery, specializing in azaleas and rhododendrons. We grow our own shrubs, perennials, annuals and wildflowers, and also offer trees, herbs and vegetable plants. To help acid loving plants thrive in the mostly alkaline soils of the Midwest, Westcroft makes and sells its own acid soil conditioner: Greenleaf Compound. 

Westcroft has a beautiful four acre botanical garden open to the public year round that boasts the many varieties of azaleas and rhododendrons, including hybrids created here at Westcroft by former owner Ernest Stanton. The gardens are also available for wedding and event rentals.

Westcroft also provides an additional 13 acres of woods that are decorated for Halloween Hayrides. 

West River Road construction

Please visit our Directions page for detour information around the West River Road construction and bridge underpass closure.

Upcoming Events

Gardens of Hope Farmer's Market
Every Saturday from 9am to 1pm
Join us each Saturday for the Island Market in the Westcroft Gardens sales area for local organic produce, sourdough bread, bee/honey products, knife sharpening, and sometimes eggs and jewelry! 
For more information on the Market please visit Grosse Ile Gardens of Hope's Facebook page

Summer Shrub Sale!
Saturday, August 4th through Sunday, August 19th
Beat the fall planting rush and take advantage of our summer sale!  Select shrubs and trees up to 50% off!

Phantom Forest Hayride Idea Contest!
Ideas must be submitted by Sunday, August 12th
You can win 2 free tickets to our Phantom Forest Hayrides by providing an idea we integrate into our ride this year! We will award tickets to any idea we plan to use that are submitted before Sunday August 12th!

Here are some things we are looking for: references for vendors willing to sell their trinkets, services, or food, new family friendly scenes to create (if know someone to build that scene, reference them too), new ways to give you thrills during the ride, or something totally different! Remember: we are family oriented so no blood or gore please!

For more information on our Hayrides check out our Hayride Page

We can’t wait to get your ideas and give you tickets to see it come to life!


As always, the gardens may be enjoyed by walkers from dawn to dusk every day of the year and may be rented for photography sessions or small events  by reservation only. Please visit our Wedding & Event Rental page for more information.

Our sincere thanks go out to everyone that came to our historic family farm to buy plants, walk the gardens, have an event here, or enjoy our Halloween Hayrides. 

Get more information on our upcoming events on our Facebook page!

Video produced by Marija Makeska for the Township of Grosse Ile