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Fall Bonsai Show at Meijer Gardens (Grand Rapids, MI)

See a variety of bonsai on display, from trees in early stages of training to lovely older trees. Watch bonsai artists at work and shop for bonsai trees as well as bonsai tools and supplies. Held at Meijer Gardens.

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Dahlia Show at Meijer Gardens (Grand Rapids, MI)

Hundreds of dahlias will be on display. Flower sizes will vary from the size of a golf ball to a dinner plate. Many unusual forms and a rainbow of colors will be displayed. Held at Meijer Gardens.

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Iris Show at Meijer Gardens (Grand Rapids, MI)

Enjoy a variety of tall bearded and Siberian iris blossoms on display, all locally grown for this judged show. View floral designs featuring iris flowers. Held at Meijer Gardens.

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Meijer Gardens Michigan All-State Bonsai Show (Grand Rapids, MI)

Enjoy stunning bonsai trees on display in the spacious Huizenga Grand Room. Shop for bonsai, specialty pots and growing supplies from a great selection of vendors. Attend free demonstrations and watch bonsai artists at work. A variety of hands-on workshops are available by advance registration. Email questions to classes@meijergardens.org. Held at the Meijer Gardens.

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Grand Valley Orchid Society 24th Annual Orchid Show at Meijer Gardens (Grand Rapids, MI)

Escape winter’s chill! Enjoy a stunning variety of beautiful, unusual, colorful orchids, exhibited in the Huizenga Grand Room by enthusiasts from across the state. Visit vendors to find an orchid that’s easy to grow at home or add a more unusual species to your collection. Stock up on growing supplies, such as premium orchid bark and fertilizer. Learn how to grow these beauties by attending a free talk—visit MeijerGardens.org for the complete list—or stop by Grand Valley Orchid Society’s information desk to pick up a culture sheet and receive growing tips. Held at the Meijer Gardens.

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Exhibition at the Frederik Meijer Gardens: Forest of Dreams – Contemporary Tree Sculpture (Grand Rapids, MI)

Forest of Dreams: Contemporary Tree Sculpture will explore various associations and dimensions of trees—among them metaphorical, ecological, mythological, and personal. Within the context of Meijer Gardens, where trees define the art viewing experience, this exhibition will have a particularly strong resonance. The exhibition will feature works from artists in the permanent collection, such as Louise Bourgeois, Michele Oka Doner, and Ai Weiwei, as well as several artists never before exhibited here including Nick Cave and Rona Pondick. Held at the Frederik Meijer Gardens.

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Annual Celebration at the Frederik Meijer Gardens: Chrysanthemums & More! (Grand Rapids, MI)

This annual celebration of the autumn season features an extensive chrysanthemum display with hundreds of flowering plants in interior and exterior areas. Indoor exhibition highlights include varieties on display along the winding BISSELL Corridor and in the Grace Jarecki Seasonal Display Greenhouse. Outdoor plantings are featured in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden, Michigan’s Farm Garden and Volunteer Tribute Garden. Tram rides and seasonal activities are available. Held by the Frederik Meijer Gardens.

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Master Lecture Series at the Frederik Meijer Gardens: Secchia Garden Lecture Series (Grand Rapids, MI)

Join Melinda Myers, nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author, columnist, and speaker, as she shares stunning plant combinations and designs sure to attract pollinators to your garden—no matter the size. Learn the many benefits of attracting bees, hummingbirds and butterflies to your outdoor spaces. You’ll enjoy their beauty and increased productivity in your garden. They’ll benefit from the food, water and shelter you provide! Held by the Frederik Meijer Gardens.

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Perennial Plant Society Annual Plant Sale held by The Perennial Plant Society (Nashville, TN)

The best Perennial Plant Sale in Middle Tennessee just got SO much better! They’ve listened to their customers and almost doubled the number of plants that they will have for sale on April 8, 2023. They are also adding more herbs and fruits to their selection. All plants are still from local growers, who have conditioned plants to perform well in Tennessee. Mark your calendars now Saturday, April 8 and set your GPS for The Fairgrounds Nashville.

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