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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.

December 4, 2014

Holiday Gala

This enchanted evening will feature horse-drawn carriage rides through the sculpture park, dancing, a strolling dinner, and roaming holiday entertainment. Enjoy the dazzling trees and displays representing holiday cultures around the world. Don't miss your opportunity to attend this spectacular annual event. 

  

Events

Events on May 11, 2014

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Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens

May
11
11:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Create a Shohin Amur Maple Bonsai

Full Class

Experience level: Beginner to Intermediate

Receive a lovely Amur maple tree, prized for its small leaves and vibrant fall color, and receive guidance as you prune, shape and wire your new bonsai. “Shohin” bonsai are increasing in popularity due to their smaller size—they require less space, time and expense. Repotting will not be done in class. Instructions will be given on how to repot and care for your new bonsai. All materials, except for a pot, provided.

Instructor

Linda Camp

Cost

  • Members $55
  • Non-Members $62
May 11, 201411:00 am

Michigan All State Bonsai Show

Peter Tea, bonsai artist and instructor from San Jose, California, will be the headliner at this year’s show.

May
11
12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Create a Cotoneaster Bonsai

Experience level:  Novice to Advanced

Discover how lovely a cotoneaster bonsai can be, with small, glossy leaves, white flowers and coral-red berries. Receive a ‘Coral Beauty’ cotoneaster and then prune, shape and wire your bonsai. While repotting will not be done in class, instruction will be given on when and how to repot your new bonsai. All materials, except for a pot, provided.

Instructor

Frank Mihalic

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $77
May
11
2:30 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Bring-Your-Own-Tree Workshop

Full Class

Experience level: Intermediate to Advanced

Bring one or two bonsai and work on styling or refining your trees with expert guidance from guest artist Peter Tea. Peter will discuss each tree, give each student an assignment, and then provide one-on-one assistance. Bring your own tools and copper wire (for conifers) or aluminum wire (for deciduous and broadleaf evergreens).

Instructor

Peter Tea

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $67