2019 Program Schedule at The Botanic Garden

Our Garden is a place for learning and growing — we hope you can join us soon!

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

General Event Information:

The $10 class fee is waived for our Botanic Garden members.

Not a Botanic Garden member yet? Now is a great time to join! For more information or to join, visit this page on our website.

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 26th - Importance of Trees in Landscaping

Please join us Thursday, March 26th from 7-9pm where Brian Zimmerman will speak to the importance of trees in our landscape and the incredible value they provide beyond giving shade.

He will talk about how trees modulate our Earth and the science behind it, emphasizing the power of trees in helping curb CO2 in our atmosphere. Examples of environmentally beneficial trees for our area will be discussed.

Meet Your Instructor:
Brian Zimmerman is a third-generation nurseryman. He worked for 25 years in his family’s landscape and nursery business before starting his own landscape business in 1996. Four Season Nursery was established in 2003 and continues to expand. Brian is a frequent speaker for The Botanic Garden as well as area garden clubs. His passion is centered around native plants developing a major focus in inventory at Four Seasons Nursery. Great emphasis in his business is dedicated to integrating natives into our modern landscape.

The $10 class fee is waived for our Botanic Garden members. Enter promo code: Member by clicking the blue promo code link on the ticket page. You will need to present your valid membership card at the door the day of the event.

Not a Botanic Garden member yet? Now is a great time to join! For more information or to join, visit this page on our website.

Class space is limited and advance registration is requested.

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.

April 2nd - Gardens of Cornwall, England - Presented by Karen & Kurt Schmidt

Join us April 2nd, 2020 from 7-9 p.m. for a virtual tour of the Gardens of Cornwall, England!
Presented by Karen & Kurt Schmidt

This enjoyable presentation is based on the Schmidt’s most recent trip to England last spring. Through stunning photography and vivid storytelling, Karen and Kurt will take you on a beautiful pictorial tour of some of the most beautiful gardens and landscapes in Cornwall and Devon. Beginning with a tour of Kew Gardens in London, where the tour begins, you will ‘travel’ west to Hanham Court, the famous Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah Garden and Glendurgan Garden, and then fly to the Tresco Abey Garden in the Isles of Scilly. The Schmidt’s will share photos of St. Ives and the Tate Museum, Lands End, Agatha Christie’s Greenway House, and more.

We’ll follow up the program with a ‘cream tea’ – a variety of authentic English scones, clotted cream and jam and tea. Come visit Cornwall and Devon with the Schmidt’s – you don’t even need a passport!

This program is open to the public but space is limited and advance registration is requested. There is a $10 fee for this program to cover class materials. All proceeds benefit the Garden.

The $10 class fee is waived for our Botanic Garden members!

Not a Botanic Garden Member? Join today! To become a member visit this page.

In an effort to be as green as possible, we use Eventbrite’s 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.

*Registration instructions for Garden Members: Use Promo Code: Member. Click the blue “promo code” link on the ticket page, and show your valid membership card at the door on the day of the presentation.

 

April 19th - The Art of Flower Arranging - Design Principles

Join us Sunday, April 19th from 2-4pm and learn The Art of Flower Arranging – Design Principles!

Have you ever wondered how to create a beautiful arrangement from cut flowers? In this class you will learn about basic elements and principles of floral design. Sit back and feel the amazing freedom that comes with arranging flowers like an artist!

Meet the instructor: William Santos – Floral and interior designer is one of the owners and lead designer at Monarch Garden and Floral Design in Petoskey, Michigan. He has 25 years of experience in the floral design industry previously in Puerto Rico. Monarch Garden and Floral Design have been in northern Michigan since 2007 providing floral designs for everyday needs, events, weddings and homes. Their designs have been featured in many wedding and home websites, blogs and magazines such as the Traditional Home Magazine.

 

This event is open to the public! Space is limited and advance registration on Eventbrite is requested.
There is a $10 fee for this program to cover class materials.
All event proceeds benefit the Botanic Garden.

The $10 class fee is waived for Botanic Garden members!*

>> Not a Botanic Garden Member? Join today and start using your member benefits! <<

In an effort to be as green as possible, we use Eventbrite’s 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.

*Registration instructions for Members:
1. Use Promo Code: Member
2. Click the blue “promo code” link on the ticket page and enter the code.
2. Show your valid membership card at the door on the day of the presentation.

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

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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