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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.

 

 

September

 

September 5, East Lansing
Monthly Meeting
Capital Area Master Gardeners

The guest speaker will be Chip Frank who will talk about Landscape Design. The meeting will be at the MSU Plant and Soil Science Building Room A149, 1066 Bogue St. Free/members; $3/nonmembers, 6:30 p.m. More information at mgacac.wordpress.com.

 

September 7, Grand Rapids
Daylily Auction
Grand Valley Daylily Society

Great bargains and an education on daylilies. Cascade Christian Church, 2829 Thornapple River Drive, 6:30 p.m. Public is welcome. grandvalleydaylily.org/.

 

September 9, Hillsdale
Garden Party
Slayton Arboretum at Hillsdale College

Celebration of the Barber House Children’s Garden. Sample herbal teas and garden treats and try your hands at some lawn games. Don’t forget to wear your best outdoor party hat. Meet at the Barber House on Hillsdale Street, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., no cost, open to adults and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

September 9, Rockford
Daylily Sale
Grand Valley Daylily Society

Begin or expand your collection of daylilies. The society will be selling daylilies, $3 each, at the Rockford Farmer’s Market, 54 S. Main St., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.grandvalleydaylily.org/

 

September 13, Grand Rapids
Monthly Meeting
Kent Garden Club

Margaret Miller, a certified state forester, will talk about “Green Grand Rapids.” Lower level, Frederik Meijer Gardens, 12:30 p.m. There is no cost and guests are welcome. kentgardenclub.org/KGC

 

September 23, Niles
National Museum Day
Fernwood Botanical Garden

“Museums Day Live!” is hosted by the Smithsonian Magazine and one ticket provides free admission to Fernwood for two guests. Tickets will be available for download starting at midnight, Friday, August 25, on the Smithsonian Magazine webpage at smithsonianmag.com.

 

October

 

October 3, East Lansing
Monthly Meeting
Capital Area Master Gardeners

Heather Surface, stewardship and community event specialist for the City of East Lansing, will talk about the city’s Environmental Stewardship Program, MSU Plant and Soil Science Building, Room A149, 1066 Bogue St. Free/members, $3/nonmembers, 6:30 p.m. More information at mgacac.wordpress.com.

 

October 5, Grand Rapids
Monthly Meeting
Grand Valley Daylily Society

Barb Balgoyen of Walters Gardens will present “New and Noteworthy Perennials,” highlighting many underutilized plants. Join us at Frederik Meijer Gardens, 7 p.m., grandvalleydaylily.org/.

 

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.

 

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.