For those who love to shop, one of the best garden stores in the United States, Detroit Garden Works is located here. Detroit Garden Works is the brainchild of landscape designer Deborah Silver and her buyer and store manager RobYedinak. They source and sell some of the world’s finest garden furniture and accessories in a wonderfully merchandised shop just outside of Detroit in Sylvan Lake. Annual treks to Europe to scout and buy interesting and unusual pieces result in a classic look with a distinct point of view that is both artisanal and traditional. There are very few garden shops of this caliber in the U.S. so it’s worth the 20 minute drive from downtown.