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!

May 20th-June 17th: 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! Beginners as well as experienced meditators are welcome to join us for this class. 

Join us on the following Mondays from 5pm-6pm:

May 20th
(May 27th – no class due to Memorial Day holiday)
June 3rd
June 10th
June 17th

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June 12th: Essential Oils & Emotions with Sara Alguire

Wednesday, June 12th, 7pm-9pm
Join Sara Alguire, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as she explores how botanical-based essential oils can help support emotional and physical wellbeing through self care techniques.

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June 16th: Celebrating Father's Day in the Garden

Sunday, June 16th, 12pm-5pm
“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”
Beautiful blooms. Rich history.
Fresh air. Sunshine.
A quiet chat in the Conversation Circle
or shouts of joy in the Maple Tree Allee.
A relaxing stroll through the Labyrinth
or a game of chase in the Walled Garden.
Our kind of flowers are perfect for dads.
Give him an afternoon of fun memories, too.
That’s Father’s Day in The Botanic Garden.
Will you join us?
Explore the Garden grounds and see that’s growing and changing as we transition from spring into the summer season. Enjoy guided walking tours with our docents. Stop in to the Gift Shop and Mike can help you choose a one-of-a-kind gift for the one-of-a-kind dad in your life. 

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June 19th-July 17th: Kids Outdoor Yoga with Little Minds Yoga and Well-being

Join us for Outdoor Yoga for Mindful Minis in the Pavilion with Little Minds Yoga and Well-being!

This five-week series of kids outdoor yoga classes will meet once a week on the following Wednesdays:
June 19th
June 26th
July 3rd
July 10th
July 17th

Outdoor Yoga for Mindful Minis (ages 3-6)
9:00am — 9:45am

Outdoor Yoga for Yogi Warriors (ages 7-11)
10:00am — 10:45am

Register for the full five weeks at the discounted rate of $50 or register at the class drop-in rate of $12.

CLICK HERE to see the full class description and register today!

June 21st: Artist Reception — Ken Scott Photography

Join us on Friday, June 21st, from 5:00pm-7:00pm to celebrate our summer Artist of the Month — Ken Scott Photography!

Meet Ken, view the beautiful photography on display, enjoy beverages and snacks, and mingle with wonderful company.

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June 27th: Authors in the Park Story Time

Authors in the Park Story Time
Thursday, June 27th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Celebrated local children’s authors will read their books to families throughout the grounds of the Garden. Pack a picnic and enjoy live music in the Pavilion following story time. Books will be available for purchase in the Gift Shop. This annual event is presented in partnership with the Traverse Area District Library. There is no fee for this event and donations are greatly appreciated to support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.

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July 1st-July 22nd: 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! Beginners as well as experienced meditators are welcome to join us for this class.

Join us on the following Mondays from 5pm-6pm:
July 1st
July 8th
July 15th
July 22nd

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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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