2021 Program Schedule at The Botanic Garden

Our Garden is a place for learning and growing! We're excited to offer options for online learning until we're able to safely gather again. EVENT CALENDAR IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please return regularly for updates to our 2021 event calendar!

Most of the programs, classes, and events at The Botanic Garden are free for members (though some do have a registration fee). Proceeds from events benefit The Garden in many ways. For example, these funds allow us to continue attracting high caliber presenters! Please plan to offer a donation when you attend a free program, class, or event. You can make a donation online through Eventbrite when you register, or you can bring your donation to the event. Thank you!

Events at The Botanic Garden

In an effort to protect visitors, volunteers and others from the COVID-19 pandemic, The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park is pleased to offer options for virtual events. As soon as we are able to gather again safely, we will do so. In the meantime, please join us for our online events and come enjoy the splendor of The Garden itself. As part of the Historic Barns Park, the outdoor spaces of The Garden (gardens, trails and labyrinth) are open daily for visitors to enjoy, observing social distancing, of course!

General Event Information:

Members of The Botanic Garden receive $10 off the price of tickets. Not a Botanic Garden member yet? Now is a great time to join! For more information or to join, click here.

In an effort to be as ‘green’ as possible, we use Eventbrite E-Tickets option for ticket delivery. This means your reserved tickets will be available to view from your email confirmation or order history. You do not need to print these prior to the event.

Questions? Please email our Program Committee at grow@thebotanicgarden.org.

May 16th - Perennials for Challenging Growing Conditions with Melinda Myers

Selecting the right plant for the location is not as easy as it seems. Looking for perennials that will tolerate extremes of moisture, drought, sun and shade? Melinda will recommend plants and combinations best suited for your garden location.

**This is an online webinar that can be viewed at your leisure for 30 days, beginning May 16th at 2:00 pm. Watch and rewatch as many times as you’d like! You’ll also get a helpful PDF handout to print out and refer to for years to come.

 

 

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist, Melinda Myers, has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Small Space Gardening, the Midwest Gardener’s Handbook, Michigan Month-by-Month Gardening, and the Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” TV & radio program and The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms and writes a nationally syndicated garden column. Prior to her current media work, Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio show for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. Myers has a Master’s degree in horticulture and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Myers was recently inducted into the national Association for Garden Communicators Hall of Fame. Her website, www.melindamyers.com, features how-to gardening videos, audio tips, monthly garden checklists and more.

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!

Member Discount: Members of The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park receive a $10 discount on all events. Please select the “Garden Member Ticket” option or, if applicable, click the blue promo code link on the ticket page and use promo code ’10Member’ to receive your discount. For in-person events, please plan to show your valid membership card the day of the event. Not a member yet? Join today!

Questions? Please email our Program Committee at grow@thebotanicgarden.org.

May 26th - Plant An Herbal Container Garden For Your Deck Or Patio

There’s nothing better than having easy access to fresh herbs right outside your door. They enhance your cooking experience and add delightful flavor to your prepared dishes.

In this how-to virtual event, you’ll learn everything you need to grown your own favorite culinary herbs in your sunny spot at home. Upon registration, you will be provided with a list of supplies to gather. You may wish to follow along and plant your own container during the class or watch and do it yourself later. The virtual event includes a slide presentation and hands-on demonstration, followed by a live Q & A session.

About the Instructor

Sandi Clark has been an Advanced Master Gardener for over 20 years and is a member of the Herb Society of America.

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!

Member Discount: Members of The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park receive a $10 discount on all events. Please select the “Garden Member Ticket” option or, if applicable, click the blue promo code link on the ticket page and use promo code ’10Member’ to receive your discount. For in-person events, please plan to show your valid membership card the day of the event. Not a member yet? Join today!

Questions? Please email our Program Committee at grow@thebotanicgarden.org.

June 3rd - Mosaic Art For Spring (Live event at The Garden!)

More information coming soon!

By June 6th - Fairy Trails Fairy House Competition with Life and Whim

Bring the magic back and help us fill the Fairy Trails at The Botanic Garden this summer!

Send our tiniest friends — our fairies — on a “Trip Around the World” by creating a magical fairy house inspired by your favorite place. We need your help to make this happen and to spread magic for kids in our community! We’re partnering with Life and Whim to have a fun, no-pressure competition to encourage fairy-house building (but if you’d prefer not to be in the competition we would still love for you to build a house for the trails!).

Create your own fairy house and place it on the trail by the end of the day on June 6th. Houses will be judged by Life and Whim and The Botanic Garden the week of June 7th and results announced via the event page on Saturday, June 12th. Please visit the link below for full event details/rules and to register your build!

Click here to learn more and register to build your own fairy house.

June 23rd - A Tour of The Botanic Garden for Plants Worth Getting

More information coming soon!

June 30th - Insects: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

More information coming soon!

July 14th - All About Roses Tour

More information coming soon!

July 21st - Tour of the Sustainability Farm at Interlochen Arts Academy

More information coming soon!

August 11th - All About Bugs — FOR KIDS!

More information coming soon!

September 9th - Shrubs That Grow Well in Northern Michigan

More information coming soon!

September 12th - Outdoor Bonsai Display at The Botanic Garden

More information coming soon!

Questions about events at the Garden?

If you have questions about events at The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, please send us an email at grow@thebotanicgarden.org. We’d love to hear from you!

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