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
August 5-7 Camp Monet (10am - 2pm)
Young artists will love spending three days in the garden creating marvelous projects. Campers will use inspiration from the garden to make projects that involve sketching, painting, sculpting, dying, weaving and much more! Lunch will not be provided, so please bring a lunch each day. We will eat together in the garden. Ages 7 and up. (Limited to 20 participants.)

Cost per child: $60 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.
August 12 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
August 14 Bubble Day (10am - noon)
Come celebrate the end of summer vacation at the garden with bubbles! As we explore the wonderful world of bubbles we will paint, eat, and even make music with bubbles. Don't forget to invite your friends and family to come to this bubliscous bash!

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.
August 15 An Evening in the Garden (8pm - 10pm)
Bring your flashlights and friends to this garden event. Join us as we check out what happens in the garden when the sun goes down. We will play flashlight hide and seek, observe insects and animals that come out after dark, view night blooming plants and much more.

Cost per child: $5
Parking: Free
August 19 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: Buzzy the Bumblebee by Denise Brennan-Nelson *

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.
August 20 4-H in the Garden (4pm - 7pm)
Experience 4-H at the MSU ChildrenŐs Garden. Meet volunteers, and staff. Learn what opportunities are in your neighborhood. Explore project areas science, robotics, small animals, entomology, geocaching, performing arts and more. Young people ages 5-19 can join 4-H. Young people 5 to 19 can join 4-H. For more information about 4-H in your community go to: http://4h.msue.msu.edu/

Cost per child: Free
Parking: Free
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