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March 25 April 15, 2014

Spring Gardening Mini-Series

For inspiration and advice gardening, choose from twelve classes taught by local gardening experts. Topics include summer containers, garden pests, container gardening, lawn care and many more. 

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!

Events

Events

October 30, 2012 October 31, 2014

Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens

March 1April 30, 2014

Butterflies Are Blooming

Mar
25
Apr
15
March 251:00 pmApril 15, 2014

Spring Gardening Mini-Series

Apr
15
4:00 pm 5:15 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Spring Gardening Mini-Series

“Greening” your Garden

Receive ideas for plants and designs that are water smart, pest free and low input! Brilliantly illustrated with a cavalcade of color images, this talk will inspire you to have a “greener” garden without sacrificing beauty.

Instructor

Rebecca Finneran

Cost

  • Members $12
  • Non-Members $17
Apr
15
5:30 pm 6:45 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Spring Gardening Mini-Series

Exciting New Annuals

Get a sneak peak at some of the most exciting new annuals, with amazing foliage, non-stop blooms and unique colors. See examples from exemplary trial and display gardens and see the new releases. Get ideas for creative combinations and discover the best ways to use them.

Instructor

Pam Cater

Cost

  • Members $12
  • Non-Members $17
April 15, 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
15
7:00 pm 8:15 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Spring Gardening Mini-Series

Native Plants in the Garden

Discover how to incorporate native plants in the garden—from native trees and shrubs to flowering perennials, grasses and ferns. Learn which types are well behaved, attract butterflies and offer year-round interest. Receive advice on which ones thrive in full sun or shade and wet or dry soils.

Instructor

Brian Majka

Cost

  • Members $12
  • Non-Members $17
Apr
17
3:00 pm 4:30 pm

Discover how gardening can once again be a pleasure, providing gentle exercise in a tranquil environment, rather than a pain in the back! Learn how to select and adapt garden tools to make them body friendly and watch a demonstration of how to use them. Learn how to properly perform garden tasks using techniques that will help prevent pain and injury and learn a simple pre-garden workout that can help prevent soreness.

Instructor

Sue Bouchard

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
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