How to use the calendar

Our calendar will let you see what events are scheduled and allow you to sign up for each event.

To use the calendar:

  • Click on the month you are interested in
  • To register - click on the event title
  • Fill out the registration form
  • You will receive an email confirming your reservation
  • Payment is due on the day of the event.

If you have questions please contact:

  • Jessica Wright, Education Coordinator at (517) 353-0327
  • Dr. Norm Lownds, Curator at (517) 353-0349
June 11 Garden Geocache Event (11am - 2pm)
Cache veterans and new enthusiasts are welcome at this geocaching adventure. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a day of caching in the garden. We will be finding new caches, trading travel bugs, exploring the gardens and much more. If you have a GPS unit please bring it to this event. If you do not have one, we will provide one.

Cost per child: Free
Parking: Free
June 15 Garden Chefs: From Garden to Table (10am - 1pm)
Join us in the garden and learn all about interesting edibles and how to make delicious, easy creations. Each session will focus on a different theme and we will prepare a delicious and nutritious lunch using items from the garden. Choose to come to one session or all three. Ages 7 and up. This is a drop off program.

Cost per child: $25 per session or $70 for all three.
Parking: Parking not included. The Horticulture Garden parking meters have changed from a token system to a cash/credit system. Parking can now be paid for at the meter and the machines accept both credit and U.S. coins. The charge for parking is $0.25 for 8 minutes. There is a $1.80 minimum for credit card charges. All major credit cards accepted.
June 16 Summer Kick-off Garden Party (10am - noon)
Come and celebrate three months of recess at the garden! Each month we will have fun celebrating what is best about summer. Start off your summer vacation at the garden. We will be getting everyone ready for summer with garden games, side walk chalk painting, kite making, hula hooping, outdoor crafts and much more.

Cost per child: $5
Parking: Parking not included. The Horticulture Garden parking meters have changed from a token system to a cash/credit system. Parking can now be paid for at the meter and the machines accept both credit and U.S. coins. The charge for parking is $0.25 for 8 minutes. There is a $1.80 minimum for credit card charges. All major credit cards accepted.
June 21 Stories for Sprouts & Seedlings (10am - 11am)
This program is designed especially for young children, ages 2-4, to experience the wonders of gardening through stories and hands-on projects. Each month a different book is featured with an accompanying gardening activity. This month: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson.

Cost per child: Free
Parking: Parking not included. The Horticulture Garden parking meters have changed from a token system to a cash/credit system. Parking can now be paid for at the meter and the machines accept both credit and U.S. coins. The charge for parking is $0.25 for 8 minutes. There is a $1.80 minimum for credit card charges. All major credit cards accepted.
June 22 Stories in the Garden (7pm - 8:30pm)
Teens will be reading stories to younger children - a magical time of fun and learning. Great for kids 0 to 100!

Cost per child: Free
Parking: Free
June 28 Mad Hatter Tea Party (10am sharp! - noon)
Bring a friend and join us for a spot of tea and cake in the garden. Please wear your fanciest hat, and costumes are quite acceptable. We will be making garden hats and tea to take home. Registration required.

Cost per child: $5
Parking: Parking not included. The Horticulture Garden parking meters have changed from a token system to a cash/credit system. Parking can now be paid for at the meter and the machines accept both credit and U.S. coins. The charge for parking is $0.25 for 8 minutes. There is a $1.80 minimum for credit card charges. All major credit cards accepted.
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