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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.

 

 

Through Aug. 20, Grand Rapids
Ai Weiwei
Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Ai Weiwei in his first show in the upper Midwest, as well as the first of its kind for the Chinese artist and activist at a botanic garden. Iconic among recent work is his colossal Iron Tree, acquired and installed in 2015 in honor of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s 20th anniversary. Hours vary, there is an entry fee, meijergardens.org

 

Through April 30, Grand Rapids
Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies are Blooming
Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park

Walk around in the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation, as 7,000 butterflies take over the Tropical Conservatory. Entrance cost included in general admission. For more information, visit meijergardens.org.

 

 

April

 

April 4, East Lansing
Monthly Meeting
Capital Area Master Gardeners

Renita Rebitz, retired perennial gardens manager at Michigan State University, will talk about “Mulching Dos and Don’ts,” 6:30 p.m., Room A149, Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg, 1066 Bogue on the MSU campus. Cost is $3 for nonmembers, mgacac.wordpress.com.


April 12, Grand Rapids
Monthly Meeting
Kent Garden Club

Carol Lepres will present a program on blue birds and their habitat. For information on location and time, visit
kentgardenclub.org/KGC/.


April 13, Lapeer
Monthly Meeting
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society

Mayfield Township Hall, 1900 N. Saginaw Road. Public welcome, 6 p.m., $5 annual dues, ow.ly/fIb6U.


April 28, Rochester
Monthly Meeting
The Meadow Brook Garden Club

Charles Martin, senior horticulturist at Dow Gardens and garden writer for the Midland Daily News, will talk about how to select a flowering shrub, Meadow Brook Hall, 480 S. Adams Road. Coffee, 9:15 a.m.; program, 10 a.m. Guests welcome. $5/nonmember donation, reservations not necessary, www.meadowbrookhall.org or 248-364-6210.


April 29, Kalamazoo
Plant for Your Health
Wedel’s Nursery, Florist & Garden Center

Learn more about healthy growing & eating. Visit with herb, fruit and vegetable experts, free seminars, more, 5020 Texas Drive. For more information, wedels.com

 

May

 

May 2, East Lansing
Monthly Meeting
Capital Area Master Gardeners

David Roberts, Senior Academic Specialist at MSU, will talk about oak wilt, 6:30 p.m., Room A149, Plant and Soil Sciences Building, 1066 Bogue on campus, $3 for nonmembers, mgacac.wordpress.com.

 

May 3, Royal Oak
May Program
Royal Oak Nature Society

Mary Fredricks, Nature Society mycologist, will talk about “Fantastic Fungi in Michigan,” 7:30 p.m. at the Middle School, 709 N. Washington. Free, no registration, romi.gov/nature, (248) 246-3380.

 

May 3, Traverse City
Monthly Class
Botanic Garden

Linda Shubert will talk about how to care for bonsai, Visitors Center, 1490 Red Drive, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., donations accepted, thebotanicgarden.org.

 

May 9 and 18, Grosse Pointe Shores
Garden and Grounds Tour
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

The Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road. Reservations are required, tickets are limited, $8 per person, tour begins 6 p.m., fordhouse.org.

 

May 10, Battle Creek
A Lighted Conservatory For My Garden
Southern Exposure Herb Farm

Dinner and workshop, where you will create a conservatory with a garden lantern, miniature botanicals, and candle. Reservations required, $80 per person, dinner at 6:30 p.m., southernmoon.com.

 

May 11, Lapeer
Monthly Meeting
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society

Mayfield Twp. Hall, 1900 N. Saginaw Road. The public is welcome, 6 p.m., $5 annual dues, ow.ly/fIb6U.

 

May 13 and 14, Taylor
Mother's Day Plant Sale
Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Great variety of perennials, vines, butterfly plants, and gifts, 22314 Northline Road. 10a.m. to 4 p.m., free, taylorconservatory.org.

 

May 13 and 14, Grand Rapids
All-State Bonsai Show
Frederik Meijer Gardens

Bonsai displays, demonstrations, sales, and supplies, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Free, meijergardens.org.

 

May 18, Rochester
Perennial Plant Sale
Meadow Brook Garden Club

Michigan grown plants, including many from the Meadow Brook Hall gardens, reasonable prices, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, meadowbrookhall.org, 248-364-6210.

 

May 18 & 19, Waterford
Waterford Garden Club Spring Plant Sale
Waterford Senior Center

The Waterford Garden Club will be hosting their annual Spring Plant Sale featuring locally grown trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and edibles. They even have delicious baked goods and nice smiles to greet you. Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-3pm at 3621 Pontiac Lake Rd. For more information, visit waterfordgardenclub.org.

 

May 19 and 20, Dearborn
Garden Volunteers Plant Sale & Garden Market
Henry Ford Estate

Items include unique perennials, wildflowers, shade-loving plants, culinary herbs, annuals, water garden plants, stepping stones, garden art, mason bee houses, and miniature gardens, 1 Fair Lane Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday; henryfordestate.org.

 

May 19 (Members) and 20 (Public), East Lansing
Plant Sale 2017
MSU Horticulture Gardens

Houseplants, hanging baskets, perennials, annuals, grasses, herbs, vegetable seedlings, shrubs, and more, Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg, 1066 Bogue on the campus. Bring a cart, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, hrt.msu.edu/our-gardens.

 

May 20, Niles
Spring Garden Festival and Plant Sale
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Features local vendors specializing in unique and artfully grown plant material and hand-crafted art, and garden elements, 13988 Range Line Road, fernwoodbotanical.org, 269-695-6491.

 

May 27 and 28, Grand Rapids
Iris Show
Frederik Meijer Gardens

Displays of historic favorites to the newest varieties, 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday;  11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, free, meijergardens.org.

 

June

 

June 3, Owosso
6th Annual Plant Sale
Shiawassee County Master Gardeners

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1535 N. Hickory Road. Visit Facebook page: Master Gardeners of Shiawassee County.

 

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.

 

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.