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Upcoming Events for Michigan

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Through August 19, Grand Rapids
Masayuki Koorida: Beyond Existence
Frederik Meijer Gardens

This exhibition is among the artist’s first in the United States. Both works of sculpture and works on paper will be included collectively, capturing the main stylistic currents of his aesthetic. This exhibition was developed in partnership with the artist and is unique to Meijer Gardens.


June 16, Niles
Garden Party
Fernwood Botanical Garden

Join us for a cool summer evening under the stars at Fernwood’s annual garden party. Enjoy an evening of food prepared by Chef Tim Carrigan and live and silent auctions. 6-9 p.m.


June 16 and 17, Grand Rapids
Rose Show
Frederik Meijer Gardens

Enjoy a variety of rose blossoms on display, all locally grown and carefully prepped for this judged show. Vote for the most fragrant rose and get your rose growing questions answered. The fee is included with paid admission.

June 17, Royal Oak
Pond Life of Dragonfly Pond
Royal Oak Nature Society

Join us at Tenhave Woods. We will be sampling the vernal pond for what is living in it. We will have viewing trays to examine what we find. For those interested, small aquarium nets will be available for you to catch your own pond life and have us identify your catch. Park at Lexington/Marais lot, go to the Lexington entrance and follow the Pond Life signs. There is no preregistration or cost for this program.


June 21, Grand Rapids
Summer Solstice Garden Walk

Kent Garden Club is hosting a “Summer Solstice” Garden Walk, June 21: 2018, 3-8 PM. Featured gardens are 4 member’s beauties, one native garden tended by River City Wild One’s, and the last, Gardens of the Historic Brookby Estate now owned by Aquinas College.There will be hostesses and refreshments offered at each. Proceeds will purchase 5 Kwanzan Cherry Trees for walkways along the Grand River.

June 23, Fruitport
24th Annual Garden Walk
Tri-Cities Garden Club

Join us for our 24th Annual Garden Walk from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to enjoy area gardens. For information on tickets and garden addresses, visit

June 23, Royal Oak
Mushroom Walk
Royal Oak Nature Society

Mary Fredricks, a member and botanist/mycologist of the Royal Oak Nature Society, will lead the walk through Tenhave Woods. Anyone with an interest in learning more about mushrooms and other fungi of the urban woods is welcome. Park at the Marais/Lexington lot and meet at the park entrance at 10 a.m. There is no pre registration or cost for this walk.


Contacts for venues with multiple events

Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park
Address: 1490 Red Dr, Traverse City
Phone: 231-935-4077

Capital Area Master Gardeners

Fernwood Botanical Garden
Address: 13988 Range Line Road, Niles
Phone: 269-695-6491

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

Meadow Brook Hall Garden Club
Address: 350 Estate Drive
Phone: 248-364-6210

Royal Oak Nature Society
Phone: 248-246-3380

Southern Exposure
Address: 11269 N Drive North, Battle Creek
Phone: 269-962-1255


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.