Featured Events

November 25, 2014

Family Winter-Time Walks

Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly, but fun! Bundle up and join us on an outdoor interactive discovery walk to investigate the Children’s Garden in new ways.

November 25, 2014

Santa Visits

Even though he knows who has been naughty or nice, Santa welcomes all visitors to share their holiday wishes and take a picture with him on a sleigh in the Cook Entryway.

November 29, 2014

Rooftop Reindeer

Visit us in the Leslie E. Tassell English Perennial and Bulb Garden where you’ll get an up close look at Santa’s reindeer and have the opportunity to pet Dasher, Dancer and the rest of Santa’s flight crew.


Lectures & Workshops

February 14, 20152:00 pm

Lecture: What Makes a National Treasure?

Learn what makes a National Treasure in Japan.


Charles Mason, Hope College

Discover the concept of wabi-cha that emerged in the 15th century.


Natsu Oyobe, University of Michigan
April 18, 20152:00 pm

Japanese Buddhism

Dr. Covell will focus on Buddhism and material culture.


Dr. Stephen Covell

Traditional Japanese clothing dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries, and followed strict guidelines.


Suzanne Eberle, Kendall College of Art and Design