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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

May 17, 201412:00 pm / Peter M. Wege Library

Advice to Grow With: Ask a Master Gardener

Have questions about garden pests and diseases? Bring questions like these and other garden-related questions to the library and the Master Gardeners will be happy to help you get ready for another fruitful gardening season.  

May
17
1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Venture outdoors to capture the beauty of our waterfalls, and discover the versatility of watercolor pencils. Learn about composition, shading and blending, layering colors from subtle to intense, and achieving fine detail. Be prepared to walk a quarter mile to and from the waterfalls. In inclement weather, the class will be held indoors.

Instructor

Don Harris

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $47
May
20
3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Living Herb and Flower Wreath

Using a metal wreath base, sheet moss, potting soil and a variety of herbs and flowers, each class member will make a living wreath to enjoy at home. Choose from an assortment of variegated thyme, creeping rosemary, chocolate mint, polka dot plant, dusty miller, Vick’s plant, purple and white alyssum, marigolds and begonias.

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $42

This groundbreaking exhibition is exclusive to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and will host to Nash’s works in the sculpture galleries, conservatories and across the gardens and grounds.

May
24
10:00 am 12:00 pm

Have fun with sculpture experiences most kids don’t get! Go “behind the scenes” to see where sculpture is stored and play a game of Sculpture Eye-spy. Hold a real piece of Chihuly glass in your hands, wax a giant hoof of The American Horse and be surprised by what Cabin Creek is made out of. Then create your own horse sculpture using wire and plaster.

Ages

8-10

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
May 24, 20141:00 pm

Iris Show

View a lovely variety of irises.

May 25, 201411:00 am

Iris Show

View a lovely variety of irises.

May
27
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hanging Herb Basket

Put together a hanging planter containing culinary herbs including basil, thyme, sage, parsley, rosemary and chive. Receive tips on proper watering, feeding and pruning to ensure your container will thrive. Find a sunny spot outside your kitchen door and you’re ready to snip as needed. (The May 28th class is full.)

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $42
June 1, 20146:30 pm / Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater

Santana

The band, based around lead guitarist Carlos Santana, has won 10 Grammy Awards and their hit songs include: “Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas),” “Black Magic Woman,” “Oye Como Va,” and “Evil Ways.” 

Cost

  • Members $153
  • Non-Members $155

This concert series brings the finest national and international musicians to West Michigan, thrilling music lovers across all genres and all generations.