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
July 11-13 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: 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.
July 12 Stories in the Garden (11am - 1pm)
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: 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.
July 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: Over in the Garden by Jennifer Ward.

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.
July 20 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: 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.
July 25 Water Day (10am - noon)
Come cool off from the summer heat and have fun in the garden with water. We will play water games, do water art and explore all things fun about water. Come ready to get wet!

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.
July 27 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, 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: 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.
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