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Featured Events

April 29, 2014

Secchia Garden Lecture: Peter Hatch

Join us for insights on Peter Hatch's fascinating work serving as director of gardens and grounds at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello during the Secchia Garden Lecture.

May 14, 2014

Great Gardens Party

Join us for the annual Great Gardens Party!

June 3, 2014

Bus Trip: The Magic of Glass

Immerse yourself in glass.

Events

Events

October 30, 2012 October 31, 2014

Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens

March 1April 30, 2014

Butterflies Are Blooming

Apr
19
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Abstracting Nature: Photography

This slide illustrated class will demonstrate the tools and techniques for creating abstract photographs. Focus will be on learning to see abstract compositions by identifying design elements like form, shape, and texture. Creative camera and lens techniques will be explored as well as methods to optimize abstract photos with the computer. Time will be allowed at the end of class for independent photographing outside.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
April 22, 201410:00 am

Volunteer Orientation

Join others who are interested in volunteering and learn about all the current opportunities to serve at Meijer Gardens.

April 22, 20146:00 pm / Tropical Conservatory

Tuesday Night Lights

Bring your flashlight on Tuesday nights until 9 pm to see the nightlife in the Tropical Conservatory. 

Apr
22
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Infused Oils and Vinegars

Learn to combine citrus fruit and herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and others to make unique infused oils and vinegars. Make a bottle of herbal vinegar to take home to enhance the flavor of food or as a topping for hors d’ oeuvres. Samples and recipes included.

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $42
Apr
22
7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Where have all the Monarchs gone?

Have you seen fewer Monarch butterflies in recent years?

Instructor

Matthew Douglas

Cost

  • Members $15
  • Non-Members $22
April 22, 20147:00 pm

Volunteer Orientation

Join others who are interested in volunteering and learn about all the current opportunities to serve at Meijer Gardens.

Apr
25
8:30 pm 10:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Astronomy Night: The Spring Skies

This class has been rescheduled to MAY 2nd. Any questions, please call Molly at 616-975-3184. Take a tour of the night skies with astronomer, Jim Foerch. Observe through telescopes and build a planisphere to predict the timing of constellations. Listen to sories about springtime constellations and learn how ancient farmers used the constellations.

Ages

6-10

Instructor

Jim Foerch

Cost

  • Members $30 pairs
  • Non-Members $37 pairs