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 programs, classes and events here at The Botanic Garden are free — some do include a registration fee. Proceeds from paid events benefit the Garden in many ways, including allowing us to continue attracting high caliber presenters! Please plan to offer a donation when you attend a free program, class or event. You’re able to make a donation online through MyNorth Tickets when you ‘check out’ or you can bring your donation to the event. Please follow our Facebook Events for real time updates. Thank you!

September 12th: How to Walk a Labyrinth with Beth Christiansen

How to Walk a Labyrinth with Beth Christiansen
Thursday, September 12th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Beth Christiansen, Education and Outreach Specialist at Lake Superior State University’s Center for Freshwater Research and Education, will discuss techniques for walking labyrinths for health, wellness, and healing benefits.

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September 19th: Water Stewardship in the Garden with Roberta Dow

Water Stewardship in the Garden with Roberta Dow
Thursday, September 19th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Roberta Dow, MSU Extension Educator, will discuss water stewardship and what we can do to protect both surface and ground waters.

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October 9th: Houseplants in our Homes with Jeanine Rubert

Houseplants in our Homes with Jeanine Rubert
Wednesday, October 9th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jeanine Rubert, local gardening expert and co- owner of Pine Hill Nursery and Pine Hill Village Gardens, will discuss the benefits of adding houseplants to our homes, as well as best practices and tips for plant selection and care.RSVP on MyNorth Tickets for Botanic Garden Programs & Classes

October 13th: Garden Storyteller Series — Harvest Tales to Tell Together

Garden Storyteller Series: Harvest Tales to Tell Together
Sunday, October 13th, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Join us for the fourth and final event in a series of seasonal storytelling programs for families!

Experience the magic of the autumn season with Michigan Humanities Touring Artist & Storyteller Jenifer Strauss. This interactive program will include stories and songs about the cycles of nature and a pumpkin craft.

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.

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October 23rd: Hydrangea Wreaths Make & Take with Terry Hooper

Hydrangea Wreaths Make & Take with Terry Hooper
Wednesday, October 23rd, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Terry Hooper, Master Gardener and owner of Hooper’s Farm Gardens, is back for another wonderful make-it-take-it class! During this program, she will guide participants through creating their own hydrangea and dried flower wreath. The $35 fee will cover all your materials.

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November 24th: Eating Clean During the Holidays with Devin Moore

Eating Clean During the Holidays with Devin Moore
Sunday, November 24th, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Devin Moore, Oryana Education and Outreach Coordinator, will share tips and tools for clean eating during the holidays – with minimal effort!

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November 23rd & 24th: Holiday Sale in the Gift Shop

Holiday Sale in the Gift Shop
Saturday, November 23rd, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, November 24th, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Handcrafted art tiles, ceramics, metal garden sculptures, fountains, wooden bowls, watercolor notecards, and nature photography and more from local artists, all on sale for the holidays!

December 7th: Terrarium Make & Take with Terry Hooper

Terrarium Make & Take with Terry Hooper
Saturday, December 7th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Terry Hooper, Master Gardener and owner of Hooper’s Farm Gardens, is back for another wonderful make-it-take-it class! During this program, she will guide participants through creating their own terrariums. The $35 fee will cover all your materials.

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December 7th & 8th: Holiday Sale in the Gift Shop

Holiday Sale in the Gift Shop
Saturday, December 7th, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, December 8th, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Handcrafted art tiles, ceramics, metal garden sculptures, fountains, wooden bowls, watercolor notecards, and nature photography and more from local artists, all on sale for the holidays!

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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