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Featured Events

October 21, 2014

An Evening With Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt returns to Grand Rapids for what promises to be a most memorable evening in the institution’s history. This annual lecture is made possible by Charles Schoenknecht and Ward A. Paul.

October 24, 2014

Hallowee-ones

Dress your child as a sculpture, mammal, fish, insect, bird, tree, flower, geologist or any other way that highlights something about the Children’s Garden. 

November 8, 2014

Holiday Gift Show

It’s never too early to start holiday shopping. And there’s no better place than the Holiday Gift Show!

Events

Events in May, 2014

October 30, 2012 October 31, 2015

Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens

May
3
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Introduction to Light Room

Looking for imaging software? Curious about Light Room’s features? Investigate the possibilities of Light Room with an experienced photographer who will explain Light Room’s features and discuss how the software fits into a photographer’s workflow.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
May 3, 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
10
9:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

“Beginners Only” Workshop

Full Class

Gain hands-on experience pruning, wiring and repotting a lovely yew bonsai. Learn what to look for when selecting a tree with “bonsai potential” and how to determine the best style for your tree. All materials provided.

Instructor

Gene Deci

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $57
May 10, 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 10, 201412:00 pm

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
10
12:30 pm 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Create an Erodium Bonsai

Full Class

Experience level: Beginner to Intermediate

Create a “mame” bonsai, one that can be held in the palm of your hand, using Erodium, also known as alpine geranium. Rake out the soil, cut back the roots and pot it into a small pot. Then clean out the foliage to expose the trunk and discover the style for your new bonsai. This plant, ideal for beginners, can be grown on a windowsill, where you can enjoy its tiny leaves and small flowers. All materials provided.

Instructor

Kenneth Huth

Cost

  • Members $30
  • Non-Members $37
May
10
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
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.