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.

Events

Events in April, 2014

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
Jun
15 18
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Outdoor Watercolor Japanese Garden Content

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Enjoy the hills, waterfalls, shady paths and colorful gardens as perfect spots for painting.

Ages

10-14

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Jun
15 18
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Silly Sculpture Japanese Garden Content

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Play silly games and take wacky walks through the gardens.

Ages

4-5

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Jun
15 18
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Amazing Animals Japanese Garden Content

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Explore animal habitats to look for beavers, turtles, snakes, mink and more.

Ages

6-7

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content
Jun
15 18
9:30 am
Classes & Camps: Child, Summer Camp

Architecture and Design Japanese Garden Content

(FOUR-DAY CAMP) Use your creative imagination.

Ages

8-9

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $87
Japanese Garden Content Incorporates Japanese Garden Content