2019 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! Please plan to offer a donation when you attend a free event. For free event registration, you’re able to make a donation online through MyNorth Tickets when you ‘check out’ or can bring your free-will donation to the event. Thank you!

SOLD OUT! January 26th: Healthy Regional Cooking Series with Laura McCain

A note from our Program Committee: This series is now sold out! If you’re interested in putting your name on the wait list, please email grow@thebotanicgarden.org with the subject line “Healthy Cooking Waitlist Request” — thank you!

Join us for a series of three Healthy Regional Cooking classes with local Registered Dietician, Laura McCain!

Using local, seasonal foods from Oryana Community Co-op, Laura’s three classes will include inspiring discussions around the health and healing properties of cooking and consuming whole foods. She’ll provide guidance on honoring traditional mindsets and embracing the cooking process as a joyful time in the kitchen, not as a chore.

We hope you’ll join us on the following three Saturdays from 1:00pm-2:30pm at the Botanic Garden Visitor Center:

January 26th: An Afternoon in Italy
February 9th: An Afternoon in Asia
February 23rd: An Afternoon in Mexico

There is no fee for this series of classes — please bring a donation to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.

These classes are open to the public and advance registration is required. Each class is limited to 25 participants.

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

SOLD OUT! February 9th: Healthy Regional Cooking Series with Laura McCain

A note from our Program Committee: This series is now sold out! If you’re interested in putting your name on the wait list, please email grow@thebotanicgarden.org with the subject line “Healthy Cooking Waitlist Request” — thank you!

Join us for a series of three Healthy Regional Cooking classes with local Registered Dietician, Laura McCain!

Using local, seasonal foods from Oryana Community Co-op, Laura’s three classes will include inspiring discussions around the health and healing properties of cooking and consuming whole foods. She’ll provide guidance on honoring traditional mindsets and embracing the cooking process as a joyful time in the kitchen, not as a chore.

We hope you’ll join us on the following three Saturdays from 1:00pm-2:30pm at the Botanic Garden Visitor Center:

January 26th: An Afternoon in Italy
February 9th: An Afternoon in Asia
February 23rd: An Afternoon in Mexico

There is no fee for this series of classes — please bring a donation to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.

These classes are open to the public and advance registration is required. Each class is limited to 25 participants.

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

February 10th: Garden Storyteller Series: Winter Tales to Warm Your Toes

Join us on Sunday, February 10th, from 2:00pm-3:30pm for the first event in our four-part Garden Storyteller Series: Winter Tales to Warm Your Toes!

Michigan Humanities Touring Artist & Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss, will present an interactive program for families who wish to experience the magic of the winter season together.

Our Garden Storyteller Series is presented in partnership with the Traverse Area District Library and made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

There is no fee for this series of classes — please bring a donation to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.

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

February 17th: Protecting Pollinators & Building Bee Hotels with Dr. Nate Walton

Dr. Nate Walton, MSU Extension’s Consumer Horticulture Program Instructor, will discuss Mason and leaf cutter bees, how to nurture and protect these native pollinators, tips for creating and caring for a bee hotel, and more.

There is no fee for this class — please bring a donation to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.

REGISTRATION INFO COMING SOON!

SOLD OUT! February 23rd: Healthy Regional Cooking Series with Laura McCain

A note from our Program Committee: This series is now sold out! If you’re interested in putting your name on the wait list, please email grow@thebotanicgarden.org with the subject line “Healthy Cooking Waitlist Request” — thank you!

Join us for a series of three Healthy Regional Cooking classes with local Registered Dietician, Laura McCain!

Using local, seasonal foods from Oryana Community Co-op, Laura’s three classes will include inspiring discussions around the health and healing properties of cooking and consuming whole foods. She’ll provide guidance on honoring traditional mindsets and embracing the cooking process as a joyful time in the kitchen, not as a chore.

We hope you’ll join us on the following three Saturdays from 1:00pm-2:30pm at the Botanic Garden Visitor Center:

January 26th: An Afternoon in Italy
February 9th: An Afternoon in Asia
February 23rd: An Afternoon in Mexico

There is no fee for this series of classes — please bring a donation to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.

These classes are open to the public and advance registration is required. Each class is limited to 25 participants.

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

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…

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