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. 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.

March 14th - A Master Gardener's Guide to Raised Bed Gardening

Ever wondered about growing flowers or vegetables in a raised bed? Join us as Master Gardener, Sue Newman, guides us through the design and implementation of her highly successful raised bed system. You’ll learn the how-tos for creating your own raised beds and Sue will be on hand for all of your construction and planting questions.

Sue Newman has been a Master Gardener for nearly 20 years, and currently serves on the board of the Master Gardener Association of Northern Michigan. Since moving to Traverse city in 2015, Sue has developed a raised bed vegetable gardening system. 

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.

March 21st - Food Gardening For Everyone with Melinda Myers

Nothing tastes as good and is as nutritious as produce grown and harvested from your own garden. You control the inputs such as soil amendments, fertilizer, and pesticides, so you know exactly what you’re eating. And if your family helps plan and plant the garden, they are more likely to eat the vegetables they’ve grown. We will look at creating a productive garden from the ground up. Once the garden bed is prepped, we’ll discuss ways to extend the growing season, maximize productivity and keep plants healthy. Not only will you enjoy the added flavor but the knowledge that you will be helping reduce energy used to transport vegetables from the farm to the grocery store.

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.

April 11th - Save Money & Improve Your Soil for Better Gardening Results with Melinda Myers

More information coming soon!

April 22nd (EARTH DAY) - Gardening Sustainability

More information coming soon!

April 22nd (EARTH DAY) - Refreshing Your Landscape with Dr. Schutzki

More information coming soon!

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

More information coming soon!

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

More information coming soon!

May 26th - How To Plant Your Own Herbal Pot

More information coming soon!

June 24th - Authors In The Park

More information coming soon!

July 14th - All About Roses Tour

More information coming soon!

September 9th - Shrubs That Grow Well in Northern Michigan

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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