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Featured Events

March 1 April 30, 2019

Butterflies Are Blooming

This temporary, annual exhibition features thousands of tropical butterflies from Central and South America, Africa and Asia freely flying in the Tropical Conservatory. From March 1 through April 30, experience butterflies close up and watch them emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes.

April 14, 2019

Great American Collectors

Fred Meijer, as an art collector

May 11, 2019

Michigan All-State Bonsai Show

Enjoy stunning bonsai trees on display in the Huizenga Grand Room.

Events

Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

May
11
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Bonsai for Beginners Workshop (Morning Session)

Filled

Learn the basics of bonsai while working on a ‘Tiger Bark’ Ficus

Instructor

Joe Martinez

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $75
May
11
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Create a Kusamono and Accent Planting

Discover the art of Kusamono by creating your own potted arrangement of plants that can be displayed by itself or with a bonsai.

Instructor

Joe Chirco

Cost

  • Members $55
  • Non-Members $65
May
11
12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Root-Over-Rock ‘Burtt Davyi’ Ficus

Filled

Learn how to create a root-over-rock style bonsai using a ‘Burtt Davyi’ Ficus

Instructor

Mark Fields

Cost

  • Members $85
  • Non-Members $95
May
11
2:00 pm 5:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Bring Your Own Tree Workshop (Saturday Session)

Filled

Bring one to three bonsai currently in development and work on styling and refining your trees with expert guidance from Guest Artist Todd Schlafer.

Instructor

Todd Schlafer

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $60
May
11
2:30 pm 4:30 pm
Filled

Learn the basics of creating a bonsai using a juniper, a durable evergreen that has many styling possibilities.

Instructor

Eric Newton

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $75
May
12
11:30 am 2:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

In-Depth Beginner’s Bonsai Workshop

Filled

Explore the art of bonsai in more depth and learn about the many different styles possible.

Instructor

Tim Priest

Cost

  • Members $75
  • Non-Members $85
May
12
12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Fukien Tea Bonsai Workshop

Create a lovely bonsai using Fukien tea, a tropical plant that has glossy leaves, white flowers, and small berries. 

Instructor

Jim Beck

Cost

  • Members $95
  • Non-Members $105
May
12
1:30 pm 3:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

‘Morris Midget’ Boxwood Bonsai

Learn the basic techniques of how to shape, train and repot a bonsai.

Instructor

Ken Huth

Cost

  • Members $70
  • Non-Members $80
May
12
2:00 pm 5:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Bonsai Workshop

Bring Your Own Tree Workshop (Sunday Session)

Bring one to three bonsai currently in development and work on styling and refining your trees with expert guidance from Guest Artist Todd Schlafer.

Instructor

Todd Schlafer

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $60