2018 Program Schedule at The Botanic Garden

Our 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!

July 24th: Meet the Author: Richard VanDeWeghe | "Jimmy Quinn"

Join us on Tuesday, July 24th, from 5:30pm-7:00pm to meet and celebrate Richard VanDeWeghe, author of “Jimmy Quinn: Book One of the Traverse City State Hospital Series.” This is a free event and space is limited! Reserve your spot via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive event reminders.

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.

RESERVATION INFORMATION COMING SOON!

August 9th — 30th: 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! Savor the late summer days by joining us on the following Thursdays from 5pm-6pm:

August 9th
August 16th
August 23rd
August 30th

Reserve your spot via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive event reminders.

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.

RESERVATION INFORMATION COMING SOON!

September 6th — 27th: 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 Thursdays from 5pm-6pm:

September 6th
September 13th
September 20th
September 27th

Reserve your spot via MyNorth Tickets by clicking the button below and RSVP on Facebook to receive event reminders.

September 30th: Colantha's Garden Celebration

Colantha’s Garden Celebration
Sunday, September 30th, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
We are pleased to announce the celebration of Traverse City’s beloved bovine Colantha has officially moved just down the road to Historic Barns Park, where Colantha herself spent her days. Learn more by visiting our event page.

RESERVATION INFORMATION COMING SOON!

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…

Fall and Winter events will be added soon!

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