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) 355-5191 ext. 1-327
  • Dr. Norm Lownds, Curator at (517) 355-5191 ext. 1-349
July 8-10 Garden Writers Workshop (10am - noon)
Young writers will learn about the wonderful world of writing in the garden. Using the garden as their inspiration, campers will connect writing to nature, creating poems, stories, plays and much more. Ages 7 and up. (Limited to 20 participants).

Cost per child: $$30 for all three days.
Parking: $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 ten minutes. There is a $1.50 minimum for credit card charges. All major credit cards accepted.
July 15 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: The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle.

Cost per child: Free
Parking: $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 ten minutes. There is a $1.50 minimum for credit card charges. All major credit cards accepted.
July 15 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
July 24 Train Day (10am - noon)
All aboard! Join us in celebrating our love for locomotives with the Lansing Model Railroad Club and the Capital Area Railway Society. Watch trains of all shapes and sizes, help us construct a train village in the garden, discover what happens on the tracks and much more!

Cost per child: $5
Parking: $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 ten minutes. There is a $1.50 minimum for credit card charges. All major credit cards accepted.
July 29-31 Bug Camp (8am - 5pm)
- CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT - Join the MSU Bug House, Michigan 4-H ChildrenŐs Gardens and the Department of Entomology for Bug Camp! Campers will learn how to collect, identify and pin insects. We will use insects as inspiration for arts and crafts projects and learn from experts about backyard bugs and interesting exotics. Campers will take field trips to the MSU Bug House, Baker Wood Lot, and the MSU Dairy Store. Campers will meet at the 4-H ChildrenŐs Garden each day and are asked to bring a sack lunch. All materials provided. Ages 9 - 12.

Cost per child: $$100 for all three days (includes admission to Bug Day on July 31)
Parking: $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 ten minutes. There is a $1.50 minimum for credit card charges. All major credit cards accepted.
July 31 Bug Day (10am - noon)
We cannot get enough of these amazing six-legged friends! Join us for what has become an annual tribute to insects in the garden. We will be collecting bugs, observing bugs, eating bugs, making bugs and even writing poetry about bugs! Our friends from the MSU Bug House will be back this year with their amazing collections of insects from all over the world!

Cost per child: $5
Parking: $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 ten minutes. There is a $1.50 minimum for credit card charges. All major credit cards accepted.
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