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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@sbsmags.com.

 

 

 

November 14, Troy
Troy Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Big Beaver United Methodist Church

The guest speaker will be Matthew Bertrand, NPS Program Coordinator, Friends of the Rouge. The topic will be “Rain Gardens: How to Make your Gardens look Great, Solve Problems, and Save Rivers.” Check in starts at 11:45 a.m., a light lunch at noon, and speaker begins at 1 p.m. There is a $7/person cost for guests. For more information, visit troygardenclubmi.com.



Nov 14 through Dec 21, Niles
Wine and Wreaths
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Back by popular demand, Fernwood is offering an exclusive holiday experience to share with your family, friends, and coworkers. You and your guests will create a custom 20-inch round wreath with the help of Fernwood instructors. Wine and appetizers are included. Reservations can be made for block parties of six or more participants. Sessions are Tuesday through Sunday, 3-5 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. For groups of five or less, ask about our mix-and-mingle sessions. Call 269-695-6491 to schedule your reservation today. $45 per person. For more information, visit fernwoodbotanical.org or call 269-695-6491.



November 15, Battle Creek
Autumn is Hanging Around
Southern Exposure

Using a beautiful, white-washed, board of reclaimed wood with projected rod and six hooks, we will complete a stunning wall arrangement! This project will include a hanging pumpkin with succulents, gourd with flowers, bottle with fall berries, and bunches of our own herbs and flowers to dry at home. Chef Elsie will be making her famous pumpkin crème brûlée. 6:30 p.m. $75/person. Register at southernmoon.com/register_home.html.



November 17, Battle Creek
Metal Pineapple Wall & Door Decoration with Breakfast
Southern Exposure

Add a seasonal touch to your home with a beautiful pineapple wall or door decoration. We will add an autumn trimming around the neck of the pineapple complete with a finishing bow. Change out the décor to use all year in your home or garden to say welcome in a truly historical way. Chef Elsie will prepare a scrumptious breakfast. 9 a.m.$65/person. Register at southernmoon.com/register_home.html.



November 17, Niles
Contemplative Program: Autumn Retreat
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Meditation teacher and University of Notre Dame research professor Deirdre Guthrie guides us through our own inner landscapes of well being as we engage with sacred symbols of art, nature, and our own deeply interwoven selves. Dress for a short outdoor walk and gentle movement drawn from yoga and qigong. 1-4 p.m. $40 (members $35). For more information, visit fernwoodbotanical.org or call 269-695-6491.



November 17, Battle Creek
Gnarled Branch Wreath and Eucalyptus
Southern Exposure

Join us at 1 p.m. for lunch and a delightful project. In New Zealand’s Southern Islands, the jetstream winds are unobstructed and blow relentlessly into the land. The winds are so persistent, and sometimes violent, that the trees become gnarled and perpetually twisted. We have found a 12-inch wreath that captures the aesthetic of this wondrous landscape, which we will enhance with generous amount of seeded eucalyptus. Chef Elsie will prepare a lunch to represent the countryside of this beautiful coastal region. $70/person. Register at southernmoon.com/register_home.html.



November 17, Traverse City
Gift Shop Sale
The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

Discover handcrafted art tiles and ceramics, metal garden sculptures and fountains, handmade wooden bowls, watercolor notecards, local photography, and more from local artists, all on sale for the holidays. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit thebotanicgarden.org/events.



November 17, Traverse City
Creating a Festive Winter Wreath with Terry Hooper
The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

Floral designer Terry Hooper, owner of Hooper’s Farm Gardens and Floral Studio, will provide materials for participants to create a beautiful winter wreath. Class is limited to 20 participants. There is a $35/person fee which includes greens, participants are asked to bring their own frame. For more information or to register, call 231-935-4077 or visit thebotanicgarden.org/events.



November 18, Battle Creek
My Birdcage Has Pumpkins
Southern Exposure

We enjoy repurposing birdcages here at the farm. We use them year-round with houseplants, outside succulents, and seasonal décor. You will fill an English birdcage with generous amounts of fall botanicals. Take it home to hang indoors or outdoors in your garden. But first, a mouth-watering lunch prepared by Chef Elsie awaits you. 1 p.m. $75/person. Register at southernmoon.com/register_home.html.

 

November 20-January 6, Grand Rapids
Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Discover the artistry of 27 adorned Christmas trees, 15 fascinating cultural displays, and our beloved Railway Garden. Inside and out, Meijer Gardens shines – especially in the ambiance of more than 300,000 lights! For more information, visit meijergardens.org.



November 24, Battle Creek
Alpine Sled
Southern Exposure

Join us at for breakfast and a delightful project. You will decorate your own Alpine sled using an assortment of fresh greens, twigs, and ribbon. This treasured sled is yours to take home to place on your porch or accent your front door. Chef Elsie will create a special Swiss breakfast using recipes from generations passed. 9 a.m. $80/person. Register at southernmoon.com/register_home.html.



November 24, Battle Creek
Holiday Decorating with Skis
Southern Exposure

On a recent “Scott’s Junque Bus Tour,” Scott found an antique pair of snow skis that needed a new home. Using old barn wood, Scott has reproduced those skis, so you can include this idea in your upcoming holiday decoration. In this workshop, we will demonstrate the many ways to incorporate them into your holiday decorations. After enjoying a nourishing lunch by Chef Elsie, you will decorate a pair of skis to take home. 1 p.m. $75/person. Register at southernmoon.com/register_home.html.



November 28, Waterford
Holiday Market
Oakland County Farmers’ Market

Find unique items for everyone on your list while supporting local small businesses. Event includes gift items, food, and more. 3-7 p.m. For more information, visit oakgov.com/parks/Pages/events.aspx.



November 29-December 1, Rochester
Rochester Garden Club Holiday Gifts & Greens Market
Rochester Schools Administration Building

Customers can get a head start on the holiday season and purchase beautiful fresh and permanent holiday arrangements, fresh greens, baked goods, and crafts. Opening gala on Thursday 6-8 p.m. For a $5 entrance fee, guests will be welcomed with beverages and snacks. Market days: Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with a $2 admission. Visit rochestergardenclub.org for more details.

 

December



December 1, Traverse City
Gift Shop Sale
The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

Discover handcrafted art tiles and ceramics, metal garden sculptures and fountains, handmade wooden bowls, watercolor notecards, local photography, and more from local artists, all on sale for the holidays. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit thebotanicgarden.org/events.



December 1, Traverse City
Creating a Winter Porch Pot with Terry Hooper
The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

Floral designer Terry Hooper, owner of Hooper’s Farm Gardens and Floral Studio, will provide materials to plant a beautiful winter porch pot that will bring color and texture to the front of your home. Class is limited to 20 participants. There is a $35/person fee, which includes make-and-take materials. For more information or to register, call 231-935-4077 or visit thebotanicgarden.org/events.



December 1, 8 & 15, Niles
Breakfast with Santa at Fernwood
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Visit Santa while you enjoy a yummy breakfast prepared by Chef Tim, make a craft with one of Santa’s helpers, and play along with an interactive holiday band. The breakfasts fill quickly, so call today to make your reservation. Held on three different dates, 9:30-11 a.m. Adults $15.95, children $9.95, children 5 and under admitted free. For more information, visit fernwoodbotanical.org or call 269-695-6491.

 

December 1, Niles
Holiday Greens Workshop
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Continuing a tradition started by Fernwood founder, Kay Boydston, we gather to create natural holiday decorations – wreaths, door swags, centerpieces, etc. Fernwood provides fresh greens and basic construction materials, but feel free to bring your own special touches. 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $70 (members $56). For more information, visit fernwoodbotanical.org or call 269-695-6491.



December 2, Niles
Holiday Greens Workshop
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Continuing a tradition started by Fernwood founder Kay Boydston, we gather to create natural holiday decorations – wreaths, door swags, centerpieces, etc. Fernwood provides fresh greens and basic construction materials, but feel free to bring your own special touches. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $70 (members $56). For more information, visit fernwoodbotanical.org or call 269-695-6491.



December 2, Niles
Fernwood Photography Club
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Open to all ages and levels of experience, this meeting lasts about 90 minutes, starting with a sharing and discussion of recent images shot by club members, followed by a monthly topical program. 2-4 p.m. For more information, contact Bob Denny at bobdenny.fernwood@gmail.com.

 

December 6, East Lansing
Holiday Open House
MSU Horticulture Gardens Plant & Soil Sciences Building

There will be decorated trees and refreshments and MSU-grown poinsettias, house plants, centerpieces, and wreaths will be available for sale. Noon until 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event. The sale will continue weekdays December 7-22, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There is now parking available in our Garden Lot off Bogue St, $1.80/hour and free after 6 p.m. (coin or credit). For more information, visit hrt.msu.edu/our-gardens.



December 8, Niles
Mini-Greens Workshop
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Create a 24-inch wreath, door swag, centerpiece, or other single item in this short session. $35 (members $28). 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, visit fernwoodbotanical.org or call 269-695-6491.



December 13, Lapeer
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society Holiday Celebration
Mayfield Township Hall

This celebration is an annual meeting with a huge potluck and optional gift exchange. For more information, email pacegardens@charter.net or call Glen Pace at 989-244-4029.

 

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