Calendar

Calendar

Featured Events

April 13, 2021

Springtime Walks

The Farm Garden will be the focus for these wonderful springtime walks for preschoolers and their families.

May 14, 2021

Downtown Mural Walk - Guided Day Trip

Join Curator of Arts Education, Amber Oudsema, on a guided walking tour of the murals of downtown Grand Rapids.

May 27, 2021

Spring Foraging - Guided Day Trip

Meet Maggie Conklin ND, Maven of Heirloom Academy and owner of LadyHawk Nutrition in Douglas, at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, MI to learn about the abundance of “wild foods” in Southwest Michigan.

Events

Classes & Camps

May
9
9:30 am 12:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

VIRTUAL Bring Your Own Tree Workshop with Bjorn Bjorholm

Receive expert guidance from guest artist, Bjorn Bjorholm, for the future training of your bonsai in this workshop hosted through Zoom.

Instructor

Bjor Bjorholm, Guest Artist

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $60
May
9
11:30 am 1:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

‘Shimpaku’ Juniper Workshop

‘Shimpaku’ junipers are one of the best varieties of juniper for bonsai.

Instructor

Ken Huth

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $75
May
9
1:30 pm 3:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

Japanese Flowering Apricot Workshop

Japanese flowering apricot trees are a classic flowering tree used in bonsai.

Instructor

Jim Beck

Cost

  • Members $60
  • Non-Members $70
May
14
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Off-Site Bus Trips

Downtown Mural Walk - Guided Day Trip

Join Curator of Arts Education, Amber Oudsema, on a guided walking tour of the murals of downtown Grand Rapids.

Instructor

Amber Oudsema

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $35
May
15
10:00 am 2:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Art Journaling

Whether you’re a beginning or seasoned art journaler, this class will enhance your skills.

Instructor

Katie Reitemeier

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $75
May
15
2:00 pm 4:30 pm

Join teaching artist, Lotus Liu, in The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden to explore traditional Chinese ink drawing techniques.

Instructor

Lotus Liu

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $50
May
16
1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Community Clean Up

Join Meijer Gardens staff members in this volunteer event to clean up local waterways and collect items that will be sanitized for use in a “found object” art workshop at Meijer Gardens the following week.

May
19
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Hanging Baskets for the Home

Create a stunning outdoor 14-inch hanging basket based on “thriller, spiller, and filler” container principles.

Instructor

Tony England

Cost

  • Members $55
  • Non-Members $65
May
23
1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Found Object Art

Join Meijer Gardens staff and volunteers on May 16th for a community clean-up (participation in the clean-up is optional), then use the objects collected to construct your own unique work of art.

May
25
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Composting 101 Workshop*

Join Luis Chen, owner of Wormies VermiCompost and 2019 winner of Start Garden 100, as he shares everything you need to know to start composting at home.

Instructor

Luis Chen

Cost

  • Members $80
  • Non-Members $90