Classes & Camps

Classes & Camps

For All Ages and Interests.

More than 130 classes for adults, children, and parent/child pairs are offered year-round, and more than 30 engaging summer camps for children ages 4 to 14 are offered each summer. Camps vary from week-long to 4-day, 2-day and 1-day camps and run from mid-June through mid-August.

Tips for Signing Up

The schedule for summer camps publishes in February; sign-up early as space is limited! For more information about any individual class or camp, email our Classes Coordinator or call 616-975-3147. Scholarship assistance for children and adults is available; for information, call 616-975-3184. If a class or camp is full, call 616-975-3147 to put your name on a waiting list.

Register online by viewing the Classes and Camps below under "Events".

Cancellation Policy:
Withdraw from a class at least 30 days in advance, a refund is issued minus a $5 processing fee. Withdraw 7 to 29 days in advance and receive a 50% refund. Less than 7 days, no refund. Call 616-975-3147 for class cancellations due to severe weather.

Class Discounts

All members receive discounts on classes.
Check out other membership benefits and find out how to join or renew.

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

Tranquility Zone: A Japanese Garden Environment for Families

February 26 August 14, 2016

Mimmo Paladino: Present into Past

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

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
7
10:00 am 12:00 pm
May 7, 2016 10:00 am / Lena Meijer Children's Garden

Just for Moms

Treat your mom (or another special person in your life) with unique Mother’s Day activities in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden. 

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 11, 2016 6:00 pm

Great Gardens Party

Join us for the annual Great Gardens Party!

Cost

  • Members $100
  • Non-Members $100

This year’s Bonsai Show will be larger, more inspiring and exciting than ever before.

This year’s Bonsai Show will be larger, more inspiring and exciting than ever before.

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