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) 353-0452
  • Dr. Norm Lownds, Curator at (517) 353-0349
August 8-10 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.) Registration required.

Cost per child: $70 for all three days.
Parking: Parking not included. The Horticulture Garden parking meters are a cash/credit system. Parking an be paid 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.
August 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. Ages 7 and up. This is a drop off program.

Cost per child: $This is a drop off program. $25 per person.
Parking: Parking not included. The Horticulture Garden parking meters are a cash/credit system. Parking an be paid 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.
August 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: The Dinosaur Farm by Frann Preston-Gannon.

Cost per child: Free
Parking: Parking not included. The Horticulture Garden parking meters are a cash/credit system. Parking an be paid 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.
August 17 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: Parking not included. The Horticulture Garden parking meters are a cash/credit system. Parking an be paid 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.
August 22 Dinosaur Day (10am - noon)
Come and explore the exciting world of dinosaurs in the garden. We will uncover dinosaur mysteries; discover what plants they ate, and learn what the earth was like when dinosaurs roamed here.

Cost per child: $5
Parking: Parking not included. The Horticulture Garden parking meters are a cash/credit system. Parking an be paid 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.
August 23 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
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