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 6 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 16 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: Whats in the Garden by Marianne Berkes.

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 $1.80 per hour. There is a $1.80 minimum for credit card charges. All major credit cards accepted.
June 18 Butterflies and Bullfrogs Tea Party (10am sharp! - noon)
Come dressed as your favorite garden creature and join us in the garden for a spot of tea. We will be celebrating our favorite garden friends with a sit down tea, hands on activities and much more. 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 $1.80 per hour. There is a $1.80 minimum for credit card charges. All major credit cards accepted.
June 21 Father's Day (10am - 2pm)
Enjoy a day with dad by bringing him to visit the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden and making him something from the garden. This is a self-guided event.

Cost per child: Free
Parking: Free
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