Chrysanthemums & More

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to present the annual fall horticulture exhibition, Chrysanthemums & More! opening to the public on September 18. This exhibition, the largest of its kind in Michigan, features expansive displays of chrysanthemums, fall foliage and family-friendly activities. The exhibition will be on display through November 1.

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Fall Bonsai Show

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.

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Fall Family Day

Visit the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden for fall family fun. Activities include something for all your senses! Listen to fall-inspired tunes and autumn-themed stories, view a fiber arts demonstration and take a naturalists walk that includes highlights of this amazing season.

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Hallowee-ones

Get creative at this special event designed for our youngest visitors! Dress your child as a sculpture, mammal, fish, insect, bird, tree, flower, geologist or in any other way that highlights something about the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden. Participate in a costume parade and listen to Halloween-themed stories. Celebrate Halloween with your wee-ones. No tricks, no treats, just fun!

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Cultivating Connected Communities Spring Symposium

The Resilient Landscapes Symposium is an unmissable event for anyone passionate about plants, the people who grow them, and their potential to change the world. The future of horticulture will be defined by our capacity to embrace the science and art of planting in a way that honors the culture in horticulture. Plantings can become more than simply a sum of plants: they can embrace their potential to cultivate, sustain, and foster diverse elements of healthy and resilient communities. Allen Centennial Garden, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. Madison, WI 53715, (608) 576-2501.

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Family Day: Pollinator Power

Venture into The Garden  this spring and learn what you can do to help us protect and save our native pollinators—birds, bats, bees, butterflies, and beetles. Newfields Horticultural Society, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208, (317) 923-1331.

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Midwest Fruit Explorers Grafting Workshop

The Midwest Fruit Explorers presents this hands-on workshop with step-by-step instructions on how to graft and care for fruit trees. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, (847) 835-5440.

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Spring Plant Sale

Shop for native plants, perennials, fairy garden plants and herbs, tomatoes, Greenhouse-grown plants, gardening items, and more! Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Master Gardeners and other experienced volunteers will be available to answer any questions so you can plant your best garden. Cranbrook House & Gardens, 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, (248) 645-3149.

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Indoor Winter Edibles

Learn the techniques to grow mega nutritious and tasty microgreens, mushrooms and other edibles indoors during the cold months. Leave with seeds to try at home.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens,
1777 East Broad Street,
Columbus, OH 43203,
(614) 715-8000.

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Plant Women Presentation

Our Executive Director, Carol Line, will kick off Fernwood’s celebration of the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11) with a lecture recognizing the women who have advanced the fields of plant science both historically and in the present. This conscientious acknowledgement was established to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities.
Fernwood Botanical Garden,
13988 Range Line Road,
Niles, MI 49120,
(269) 695-6491.

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