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January 30, 2015 January 8, 2017

Tranquility Zone: A Japanese Garden Environment for Families

 Welcome to Tranquility Zone, a place for quiet experiences—and fun!

 Use your imagination as you explore this Japanese garden environment.

March 1 April 30, 2016

Butterflies Are Blooming

This temporary, annual exhibition features thousands of tropical butterflies from Central and South America, Africa and Asia freely flying in the Tropical Conservatory. Experience butterflies close up and watch them emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes.

May 11, 2016

Great Gardens Party

Join us for the annual Great Gardens Party!

Events

Classes & Camps

Jan
30 8
3:53 pm
January 30, 2015 January 8, 2017 / Snell Education Center

Tranquility Zone: A Japanese Garden Environment for Families

May
3
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

iPhone Photography

Full Class

Are you struggling to shoot eye-catching photos with your iPhone?

Instructor

Terry Johnston

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
May
3
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Foraging for Mushrooms

Full Class

Learn tips and strategies on how to discover native Michigan mushrooms.

Instructor

Trevor Clark

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
May
4
6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Get the basics in this introductory class on five critical organic practices.

Instructor

Greg Dunn

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $28
May
5
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Perennials with Pizzazz

Discover some of the very best perennials for sunny or shady gardens.

Instructor

Jeremy Windemuller

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
May
10
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Learn about woodland wildflowers from an expert.

Instructor

Amy Heilman

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
May
15
10:30 am 1:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Beginners ‘Tiger Bark’ Ficus

Full Class

Gain hands-on experience pruning, wiring and repotting a ‘Tiger Bark’ Ficus.

Instructor

Bill Struhar

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
May
15
11:30 am 1:45 pm

Learn the steps and techniques needed to transform a ‘Shimpaku’ juniper into a lovely raft-style forest planting.

Instructor

Ken Huth

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $83
May
15
12:30 pm 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Child, Bonsai Workshop

Bonsai Basics for Kids

Learn how to select, prune, and repot a bonsai in a workshop specifically designed for kids.

Ages

10-14

Instructor

The Growco Guys

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $53
May
15
12:30 pm 3:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Create a Crabapple Bonsai

Full Class

Create a one-of-a-kind crabapple bonsai, a tree with lovely spring flowers and attractive fruit.

Instructor

Jim Beck

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $78