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 to 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.

Click HERE to view and download a list of our 2015 Classes and Camps, and register online by viewing the Classes and Camps below under "Events".

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 March 13, 2014

May
10
2:30 pm 4:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Develop a Cork Bark Chinese Elm Bonsai

Learn essential bonsai skills as you work on a cork bark Chinese elm.

Instructor

Ken Huth

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $68
May
10
2:30 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Bring-Your-Own-Tree

Bring one or two bonsai currently in development and work on styling and refining your trees with expert guidance from Guest Artist Suthin Sukosolvisit.

Instructor

Suthin Sukosolvisit

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $58
May
16
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Grandma and Me: Farm Fun

Full Class

Have fun with songs, finger plays, and movement while getting to know the Meijer Gardens farm!

Ages

3 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $40 non-member pairs
May
20
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hanging Herb Basket

Full Class

Put together a hanging planter containing culinary herbs including basil, thyme, sage, parsley, rosemary and chives.

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $42
May
21
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Create a Garden Oasis

Whether you live on a busy city street or in a new, sprawling subdivision you’ll discover ways you can create a private oasis in your own backyard.

Instructor

Chris Major

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
May
30
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Container Gardens Step By Step

Watch a demonstration as beautiful container gardens are created right before your eyes!

Instructor

Sandi Miller

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
May
30
2:00 pm 3:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult & Child

Plant a Garden in a Box

Full Class

Have fun working together as you help assemble a 2' x 2' wooden garden box.

Ages

5-10 with Adult

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $40 non-member pairs
Jun
2
4:00 pm 6:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Landscape Pastels in the Gazebo

Learn from professional pastel artist Kathleen Kalinowski how to layer and blend chalk pastels.

Instructor

Kathleen Kalinowski

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $52
Jun
9
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Children & Families, Summer Camp

Grandma and Me: Plant Pals

Full Class

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Hunt for plants used to make gum, chocolate, baskets, flooring and musical instruments.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $40 non-member pairs
Jun
9
2:00 pm 3:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Children & Families, Summer Camp

Grandma and Me: Plant Pals

(ONE-DAY CAMP) Hunt for plants used to make gum, chocolate, baskets, flooring and musical instruments.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $35 member pairs
  • Non-Members $40 non-member pairs