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Upcoming Events for Michigan

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

June

 

June 6, East Lansing
Monthly Meeting
Capital Area Master Gardeners

Sandy Wilkins will talk about shade gardens, especially growing hosta, 6:30 p.m., Room A149, Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg, 1066 Bogue on the MSU, $3 for non-members, mgacac.wordpress.com.

 

June 7, Saginaw
Annual Art & Garden Festival
Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission

Art fair, gardening demonstrations, family activities, vendors, silent auction, luncheon, and homemade strawberry shortcake, 120 Ezra Rust. Free, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., http://bit.ly/2kZ1sBb, 989-759-1362.

 

June 8, Clio
Garden Tour
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society

Pace Gardens, 6 p.m. For more information, call Glen Pace, 989-244-4029 or email PaceGardens@charter.net, ow.ly/fIb6U.

 

June 14, Grand Rapids
Monthly Meeting
Kent Garden Club

Connie Hanson, owner of Grand Shire Farm in Sand Lake, will present a program on heirloom tomatoes, noon at Meijer Gardens, kentgardenclub.org/KGC.

 

June 15, Rochester
Garden Walk
Rochester Garden Club and The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Tour private gardens, Rochester Hills Library gardens, Rochester Rotary Gateway Park, Rochester Hills Museum grounds, including an open air market,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $12 per person in advance, $16 per person the day of the walk, RochesterGardenClub.org, 248-656- 4663.

 

June 16, 17, Milford
Garden Walk and Plant Sale
Milford Garden Club

5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, $10 per person. For more information and tickets: themilfordgardenclub.org.

 

June 17, Niles
Garden Party
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Annual Garden Party, 13988 Range Line Road, fernwoodbotanical.org, 269-695-6491.

 

June 24, Kalamazoo
Pollinator Party
Wedel's Nursery

Learn about planting and growing plants to benefit pollinators, Wedel's Nursery, 5020 Texas Drive. For details, wedels.com.

 

June 28, Traverse City
Monthly Class
Botanic Garden

Robert Schutzki, associate professor of horticulture at MSU, will talk about fire- resistant landscaping. Meet in the Visitors Center, 1490 Red Drive, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., donations accepted, thebotanicgarden.org.

 

July

 

July - August, Bloomfield Hills
Open Gardens
Cranbrook House and Gardens

Admission is free for the 2017 tour season, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

July 8, Grand Rapids
Annual Daylily Show
Grand Valley Daylily Society

Look for blooms that range from 1 to 10 inch diameter. Club members will answer questions, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Frederik Meijer Gardens. Public is invited, cost included with paid admission to the Gardens, grandvalleydaylily.org/.

 

July 11 and 20, Grosse Pointe Shores
Garden and Grounds Tours
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

An expert will lead an evening guided tour, of the grounds and gardens of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 6 to 8 p.m. More information: ow.ly/gRKJ309yepb.

 

July 12, Royal Oak
July Program
Royal Oak Nature Society

“Forest Ferns” walk is scheduled at Tenhave Woods, 7:30 p.m. Park at the Marais/Lexington lot and meet at the park entrance. Free, no registration.

 

July 13, Otisville
Monthly Meeting
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society

Meet at Mark and Becky Hanner’s house to work on a clay project. For more information, PaceGardens@charter.net, 989-244-4029, ow.ly/fIb6U.

 

July 13, Traverse City
Rose Exhibit
Botanic Garden

The presentation will be in the Visitors Center, 1490 Red Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., donations accepted.

 

July 15, Pentwater
Annual Blooming Arts Garden Tour
Garden Club of Pentwater

Six diverse gardens, several with artists or musicians demonstrating their talents, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets available at Pentwater Chamber of Commerce two weeks before and at the Village Green day of event. For more information: pdegreg51@gmail.com.

 

July 15 and July 16, Grand Rapids
The Music of the Flowers
Kent Garden Club

Judged “Standard Flower Show” at Frederik Meijer Gardens, features floral designs, table settings, and a horticulture division, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Included with the price of the admission to the gardens, kentgardenclub.org.

 

July 19, Traverse City
Herb Series Class
Botanic Garden

Sonja Richards of Harbor View Lavender Farm and Nursery will share tips on growing and using lavender in the Visitor’s Center. Products will be available for purchase, 7 to 9 p.m., donations accepted.

 

July 22, Royal Oak
July Program
Royal Oak Nature Society

Mary Fredricks, botanist/mycologist, will lead the “Mushroom Walk,” Cummingston Park, 10 a.m. Park and meet at Leafdale and Torquay. Free, no registration.

 

July 25, Midland
Art Class Series
Dow Gardens

Focus on collage, classes are outdoors when possible, or indoors if the weather is inclement, 10 a.m. to noon or 4 p.m. . to 6 p.m., $20/person. To register: 989-631-2677, dowgardens.org.

 

July 27, Lansing
Tri-County Iris Soceity Rhizome Sale
Downtown Lansing

Tri-County Iris Society rhizome sale on Thursday at the Market outside the Capitol Building in downtown Lansing, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

July 26, Okemos
Tri-County Iris Soceity Rhizome Sale
Meridian Township

Tri-County Iris Society rhizome sale at Meridian Township Farmers Market, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos.
 

 

August

 

August 1, East Lansing
MDOT Sunflower Project
Capital Area Master Gardeners

Amanda Novak, Bay Region Resource Analyst for the Michigan Department of Transportation, will describe how state transportation officials are trying an innovative way to fight invasive species and support pollinator species, such as bees alongside a Saginaw County Highway. Free/members, $3/nonmembers. Information: mgacac.wordpress.com.

 

August 2, Bloomfield Hills
Cranbrook & Friends Garden Walk
Cranbrook House and Gardens

Discover residential gardens in the Bloomfield Hills area and the beloved Cranbrook Gardens. The walk hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit http://bit.ly/2qmiah4 for details, locations, and cost.

 

August 2, Royal Oak
August Program
Royal Oak Nature Society

“Meadow of the Arboretum,” 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Oak Nature Society Arboretum. Begin at Royal Oak Senior/Community Center, parking lot, north end. Free, no registration.

 

August 3, Grand Rapids
Club Picnic
Grand Valley Daylily Society

Club members will enjoy a picnic at the Grand Rapids Veterans Facility, 3000 Monroe Ave NE. Bring a dish to pass, grandvalleydaylily.org/.

 

August 5, East Lansing
MSU Garden Day
Michigan State University Extension Service

Add a little spice to your life with talks by Helen Yoest, noted author and gardener; two workshops; garden tours; and shopping the Green Garden Marketplace for plants, garden accessories and other great buys. Included are morning coffee, lunch, materials, and parking. MSU Horticulture Garden Members, $76; nonmembers, $86.. After 5 p.m., July 28, all registrations are $96. For additional information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/2qmgowm.

 

August 6, Traverse City
Monarch Butterflies and Waystations
Botanic Garden

Duke Elsner, MSU Faculty at the Leelanau Extension Office, will share his knowledge about the monarch butterfly, in the Visitors Center, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., donations accepted.

 

August 8 and 17, Grosse Pointe Shores
Garden and Grounds Tours
Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

An expert horticulturist or Master Gardener will lead an evening guided tour , around the Grounds and Gardens of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House located at 1100 Lake Shore Road. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. More information at ow.ly/gRKJ309yepb.

 

August 9, Grand Rapids
Picnic Potluck
Kent Garden Club

Kent Garden Club will have their picnic potluck at 11:30 a.m. Join in for fun, friendship, and great food. Bring a dish to pass. For details and location, visit www.kentgardenclub.org

 

August 16, Traverse City
Herb Series Class
Botanic Garden

The guest speaker, Julie Krist, former president of the State Herb Society, will speak on using herbs in cooking. The presentation will be in the Visitors Center located at 1490 Red Drive. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., donations accepted, www.thebotanicgarden.org.

 

August 26, Royal Oak
August Program
Royal Oak Nature Society

Mary Fredricks, botanist/mycologist, will lead the “Mushroom Walk,” Cummingston Park,10 a.m. Park and meet at Leafdale and Torquay. Free, no registration.

 

August 26 and 27, Grand Rapids
Dahlia Show
Frederik Meijer Gardens

Be delighted by the variety of colors, shapes, and sizes of dahlia flowers. Marvel at the creative floral arrangements. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Details at www.meijergardens.org.

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.