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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.

 

 

October

 

October 7, Hillsdale
Autumn in the Arb
Slayton Arboretum at Hillsdale College

Saturday, October 7 1 to 3 p.m., Arb Entrance. Hike the trails and look for fall treasures, plant bulbs, make a fall craft to take home, and discover which plants are ready for harvest in the fall. Meet at the Arb entrance on Barber Drive. No cost, but donations are welcome; open to adults and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

October 11, Grand Rapids
Monthly Meeting
Kent Garden Club

Michelle Gills, director of Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute, will pursuit of common goals beneficial to the earth and life on earth. Lower level at Frederik Meijer Gardens, 12:30 p.m. There is no cost and guests are welcome. kentgardenclub.org/KGC.

 

October 19, Hillsdale
Aldo Leopold and Conservation on Privately Owned Lands
Slayton Arboretum at Hillsdale College

Stanley Temple, Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation at the University of Wisconsin, and Senior Fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation, will speak on the evolution of Leopold’s thinking and why it remains relevant today. 7 to 8:15 p.m., no cost or reservations. An informal reception will follow presentation.

 

October 21, Niles
HOWL-O-Ween
Fernwood Botanical Garden

Celebrate Halloween with your favorite canine for four very special hours only. Shop from local vendors and talk with representatives from specialty organizations, participate in the costume contest, and join us for guided hikes. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular admission fees apply, plus $5 per dog, which includes a Fernwood bandana.

 

October 28, Niles
Halloween Happening
Fernwood Botanical Garden

Dress in your best costume and celebrate Halloween with activities and treats for the entire family. 6 to 8 p.m.

 

November

 

November 2, Grand Rapids
Monthly Meeting
Grand Valley Daylily Society

Rebecca Finnerian from Michigan State University Extension, will speak on Smart Gardening for the Pollinator, 7 p.m, at the Frederik Meijer Gardens. There is no charge, grandvalleydaylily.org.



November 7, Hillsdale
Stories in the Garden for Preschoolers
Slayton Arboretum at Hillsdale College

Plants that Never Bloom, for children ages 3-6 and an accompanying adult. Program includes story, songs, nature activities, craft, and snack. Meet at tBarber House on Hillsdale Street, 10 to 11:30 a.m., $1/child, registration required.



November 8, Grand Rapids
Monthly Meeting
Kent Garden Club

Penny Diephouse, floral designer at Eastern Floral, will present new ideas for Christmas decorating. Please contact the membership committee at info@kentgardenclub.org for information.



November 8, Royal Oak
Monthly Meeting
Royal Oak Nature Society

The Friends of Fungi Mycology Club will meet at the Royal Oak Senior Center,  3500 Marais, 7 p.m. Chris Wright, research mycologist at MSU and a director of Midwest American Mycological Information, will talk about the medicinal uses of mushrooms. There is no pre-registration or cost for this program. Everyone is welcome.



November 16, Grosse Point Farms
Back to Eden
Berry Memorial Lecture

At the Grosse Point War Memorial, presented by Frank Porter, author of Back to Eden, Landscaping with Native Plants, 7 p.m., $15 general admission;  $10, student with identification; gpgardencenter.org, 313-499-0743.



November 17, Grosse Point Farms
Native Plant Design Workshop
Grosse Point War Memorial

Presented by Frank Porter, author and professor of landscape at the University of Maryland, 10 a.m., $35. Reservations gpgardencenter.org, 313-575-9932



November 18, Hillsdale
Hand-made Luminara Workshop
Slayton Arboretum at Hillsdale College

Make nature-adorned luminara out of recycled glass, metal, and plastic to add to your holiday decorations. Suitable for adults and children, 8 and up. Meet at the Barber House, 10 a.m. to noon, $5/person materials fee, registration required.



November 19, Royal Oak
Monthly Walk
Royal Oak Nature Society

“Geological Features of Tenhave Woods and Royal Oak,” park at the Lexington and Marais and meet at the Lexington entrance, 2 p.m. There is no pre-registration or cost for this program. Everyone is welcome.



November 26, Battle Creek
Fresh Holiday Wreath Making with Holiday Feast
Southern Exposure

At the beginning of this workshop, you will enjoy a hearty holiday breakfast or luncheon before creating a wreath from scratch, which you will be proud to share with family and friends as you prepare for the holiday season.



November 29, Battle Creek
Oh Christmas Tree: Reclaimed Wood Tree and Holiday Dinner
Southern Exposure

Recreate an old barn wood tree. Chef Elsie will prepare holiday meal for you to enjoy before creating this unique and beautiful wooden tree, 6:30 p.m., $75/person, registration required.



Nov. 30, Dec. 1- 2, Rochester Hills
Annual Greens Market
Rochester Garden Club

The 71st annual Green Market, Rochester Schools Administration Building, 501 West University. Opening Gala, 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, $5, beverages and snacks, and opportunity to purchase l fresh and permanent holiday arrangements, fresh greens, baked goods, and crafts; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday; admission, $2. For more details, visit rochestergardenclub.org.

 

December



December 2, Tipton
Holiday Festival
Hidden Lake Gardens

Celebrate the season with musical entertainment, crafts for children, Santa Claus, 2,000 candle-lit luminaries, lighted and decorated. Conservatory and Visitors Center and Gift Shop open, 4 to 8 p.m.



December 5, Hillsdale
Stories in the Garden for Preschoolers
Slayton Arboretum at Hillsdale College

In The Snow, Who’s Been Here? for children ages 3-6, and an accompanying adult. Program includes story, songs, nature activities, craft and snack. Meet at the Barber House, 10 to 11:30 a.m., $1/child, registration required.



December 5, Battle Creek
Starlight So Bright: Wish Upon a Star Tonight
Southern Exposure

Celebrate the honored tradition of Amish barn stars by creating an oversized wooden star, handmade, and perfect for any interior or exterior décor for the upcoming holidays and beyond. Chef Elsie will prepare an Amish-inspired farm dinner for your enjoyment. Afterwards, you will create a modern holiday twist by making a 36-inch tall barn star, complete with lights. 6:30 p.m., $75/person, registration required.



December 6, Grand Rapids
Holiday Lunch
Kent Garden Club

Members will enjoy a Holiday Luncheon at the Egypt Valley Country Club. There will be a short meeting, an awards ceremony, and entertainment. Members will decorate each table with a beautiful holiday arrangement. Members may bring guests.



December 7, Grand Rapids
Annual Christmas Party
Grand Valley Daylily Society

For society members, 7 p.m., Pietro’s Restaurant. Please visit website for further details: grandvalleydaylily.org.



December 9, Hillsdale
Winter Lights Fest
Slayton Arboretum at Hillsdale College

Thousands of lights illuminate the Barber House Children’s Garden, creating a winter wonderland where visitors can stroll and kids can explore in a scavenger hunt. Hot chocolate for warming up inside, and make an ornament to take home. Poinsettia $10, with profits benefitting the Arboretum, 6 to 8 p.m., suitable for adults and children of all ages, free, donations welcome.



December 9, Royal Oak
Monthly Walk
Royal Oak Nature Society

“Mammals of Tenhave,” park at the Lexington and Marais lot, meet at the Lexington entrance, 2 p.m. There is no pre-registration or cost for this program. Everyone is welcome.



December 9, Battle Creek

Decorate your own alpine sled using an assortment of fresh greens, twigs, and ribbon; sled measuring 31 inches long by18 inches wide by 5 inches tall is yours to keep. Chef Elsie will create a special holiday breakfast using recipes from past generations. 9 a.m., $80/person, registration required.



December 3, 9, and 10, Tipton
Evening of Lights
Hidden Lake Gardens

Hidden Lake decorated with 2,000 candle-lit luminaries; Conservatory and Visitors Center and Gift Shop open, 5 to 8 p.m.



December 14, Mayfield Township
Christmas Party
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society

The Annual Holiday Party/Potluck will be held at the Mayfield Twp. Hall. The party starts at 5 p.m. with decorating and networking. The potluck is at 6 p.m. and the gift exchange at 7p.m. A business meeting will begin at 8 p.m. For more information, see the website at easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com/.

 

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.