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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Events on January 25, 2014

Apr
12
6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Go beyond the basics and learn how to grow more vegetables with less effort.

Instructor

Sean Barnes

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Apr
13
4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

The Elegant Edible Landscape

Make your yard do double-duty by landscaping with plants that are both edible and beautiful.

Instructor

Stacey Hirvela

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Apr
16
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Printmaking

Take a short walk through the tranquil Japanese Garden and become inspired by its waterfalls, trees and boulders.

Ages

Ages 8+ with Adult

Instructor

Mary Lamson-Burke

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Apr
19
4:00 pm 6:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Pruning: A Cut Above

Bring out the natural beauty of your trees and shrubs and learn how to prune with confidence.

Instructor

David Rettig

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
Apr
20
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Essential Oils: The Basics

Join botanical expert, herbalist and author Lisa Rose to explore the benefits of aromatic plants and how they can be used for relaxation and everyday wellness.

Instructor

Lisa Rose

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Apr
21
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Mad About Mushrooms

Learn from professional chef Amy Sherman the many techniques for preserving mushrooms, including drying and freezing.

Instructor

Chef Amy Sherman

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
Apr
22
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Ikebana-Inspired Floral Design

Create a lovely, seasonal floral arrangement based on principles of ikebana, the Japanese art of floral design.

Instructor

Anne-Lise Whitescarver

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $73
Apr
23
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Cherry Blossom Art

Spend time together in the Japanese Garden with a spring search-and-find.

Ages

Ages 4-5 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $43 non-member pairs
Apr
27
4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Go beyond your basic knowledge of honey.

Instructor

Elizabeth Pitzer

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $43
May
3
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

iPhone Photography

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

Instructor

Terry Johnston

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33