2018 Program Schedule at The Botanic GardenOur Garden is a place for learning and growing — we hope you can join us soon!
Many of our events here at The Botanic Garden are free and some include a registration fee. Proceeds from paid events benefit the Garden and also help us keep attracting high caliber presenters! Events that are free include a request for a free-will donation from attendees. For free event registration, you’re able to make a donation online through MyNorth Tickets when you ‘check out’ or can plan to bring your free-will donation to the event. Thank you!
June 4th — 25th: Guided Meditation at the Garden
Meditation at the Garden classes continue with Stephen and Theresa Bangle! The $20 fee covers all four sessions. The Bangles will be donating all proceeds back to The Botanic Garden! Welcome the summer season by joining us on the following Mondays from 5pm-6pm:
June 28th: Authors in the Park Story Time
Join us on Thursday, June 28th from 10:00am—12:00pm as celebrated local children’s authors read their books to families throughout the grounds of The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. This year’s authors will be Jeffrey Schatzer, Polly Cheney, and JeffrAy Kessler, and Miriam Pico will provide music after the readings.This FREE event is co-hosted with the Traverse Area District Library and all are welcome to attend! Donations are kindly requested to support The Botanic Garden. Reserve your spot via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive event reminders.
July 11th: Growing Roses in the North — Organically! — with Karen Schmidt
Join us on Wednesday, July 11th, from 7:00pm-9:00pm for an evening of learning how to grow beautiful roses in Northern Michigan — organically! — with Master Gardener and Botanic Garden Board Chair, Karen Schmidt. This is a free event and donations are kindly requested to support The Botanic Garden. Reserve your spot via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive event reminders.
July 12th: Pop Bottle Rose Show with Cherry Capital Rose Society
Join us on Thursday, July 12th, from 10:00am-4:00pm for an open-house style Pop Bottle Rose Show exhibit with the Cherry Capital Rose Society! This is a free event and donations are kindly requested to support The Botanic Garden. Reserve your spot via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive event reminders.
July 19th: The Friendly Garden Club Garden Walk
A grand day awaits you when the Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City presents their 36th Annual Garden Walk — “Gardens of the Western Hills” — on Thursday, July 19th, from 12pm-7pm! Attendees can enjoy homemade refreshments, floral and educational displays, as well as tours when they visit us at The Botanic Garden as part of their Garden Walk journey. Tickets are available for purchase in our Visitor Center or on MyNorth tickets by clicking the button below, and you can follow their event on Facebook here.
August 8th: Sustainable Gardening with Jeanine Rubert
Sustainable Gardening with Jeanine Rubert
Wednesday, August 8th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Jeanine Rubert of Pine Hill Nurseries will share sustainable gardening techniques including the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi — embracing and welcoming imperfection as part of the natural cycle. There is no fee for this class and donations are requested to support The Botanic Garden.
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August 22nd: "Utilizing Your Harvest" Cooking Class with Oryana
“Utilizing Your Harvest” Cooking Class with Oryana Community Co-Op
Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Mary Mooney Nachavel from Oryana Community Co-Op will share how to use your “end-of-harvest” vegetables to create simple, healthy and delicious meals.
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May - October: Garden Explorer Backpack Program
From May-October, stop by the Visitor’s Center during our business hours and check out a Garden Explorer Backpack with nature-inspired activities for children (and their families) to enjoy!
Each backpack has several children’s garden or nature books, a bird identification guide and binoculars, a mini microscope, magnifying lenses, a pictorial garden scavenger hunt, directions to build a fairy house with natural materials, equipment for leaf and bark rubbings, and more. The backpacks can be checked out for the day for FREE! Parents and/or caregivers can use the materials to explore the garden and park with children. The Visitor’s Center is open Mondays-Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 12pm-5pm. Here’s a sneak peek of the items waiting to be discovered by little Garden Explorers…