Feb
23
9:15 AM09:15

Toxic Plants & Their Friends, Rochester, $0-5

Meadow Brook Garden Club

Toxic Plants & Their Friends
Friday, February 23, 2018
Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Dr., Rochester MI

Peter Carrington, PhD., curator of W. J. Beal Botanical Garden at MSU and an edible and toxic plant specialist. Dr. Carrington will present an exploration of poison plants in our environment and the creatures who depend on them for food and defense.

Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:15 a.m. with the program to follow at 10:00 a.m.  Guests are welcome and reservations are not required. There is a $5 non-member fee.
For more information, call 248-364-6210, email MBGCmembers@gmail.com or visit www.meadowbrookhall.org

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Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Trilliums, More Than Just the White One, Birmingham, $0-3

Metro Detroit Hosta Society
Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
 
First United Methodist Church, 1589 West Maple Road, Birmingham
$3 charge for guests (can be applied toward membership)

"Trilliums, More Than Just the White One" -- will be presented by Glen Pace. Glen, who enjoys working at Pace Gardens, his privately owned gardens in Clio, Michigan which have been featured on multiple local, state, and national tours. His gardens highlight Woodland plants including Cypripedium Orchids, Ephemerals and, of course, Trilliums. His presentation should be very exciting! Light refreshments will be served and, as always, guests are welcome.

Register at meeting upon arrival

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Mar
4
to Mar 5

Annual Wildflower Conference, East Lansing, $$

31st Annual Wildflower Conference
Sunday, March 4 and Monday, March 5, 2018
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Growing in a Post-Wild World
Topics will embrace all levels of interest and backgrounds including gardeners, professional landscapers, environmentalists and all who care for the natural environment.

Our attendees are interested in learning about native plants, their role in nature and landscapes, and the preservation of natural areas.

The keynote speaker, Claudia West will address the realities of our urbanizing world in her talk, Planting in a Post-Wild World. Claudia is known for her plant-driven designs that bring essential natural functions back into the urban environment.

There will be breakout sessions on both days, including talks on controlling invasives, lawn alternatives, forest history and much more.

Check out the conference agenda and register at wildflowersmich.org.

The conference is held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing.


Discounts on room rates are available for conference attendees until February 2, 2018, or until all rooms have been booked. Call (800) 875-5090 to make reservations.

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Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Renovating Your Garden to Simplify the Landscape, Troy, $?

Renovating Your Garden to Simplify the Landscape
March 13, 2018, 6:30-8 pm

Troy Communtiy Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy

Professional gardener and writer Janet Macunovich will show you how to improve an existing landscape and reduce the work you do in your yard. This presentation will help you meet those goals, whether you're continuing a long-term landscape project or just starting in on the plantings you acquired in buying a home. Although there isn't any such thing as a no maintenance yard, you can greatly reduce and simplify the work needed via design modifications, informed plant choices, and variations in your approach to garden care.

Pre-Registration required:

Read more (including registration instructions) http://bit.ly/2BpxoqK

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Apr
23
10:30 AM10:30

DIA Lecture by Per Benjamin, Detroit, $35-70

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) & Friends of Art & Flowers

19th Annual Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture

Per Benjamin from Stockholm, Sweden

Floral Designer for 2016 Nobel Prize Banquet & Intraflora World Cup Winner

Demonstrating new trends in floral design

Luncheon will follow the lecture/demonstration

Tickets on sale beginning February 15, 2018

Since his Interflora World Cup Win, Per Benjamin's international schedule of teaching and competitions has kept him at the forefront of floral design. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden he has been honored as the floral designer for the past three Nobel Prize Banquets.

As he creates arrangements on stage, he will demonstrate new trends in the Nordic tradition of floral artistry. Optional luncheon in the Great Hall and Rivera Court will follow his presentation.

https://www.dia.org/events/friends-art-and-flowers-2018-elizabeth-sites-kuhlman-lecture-luncheon

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Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

Gardening & All That Jazz, Waterford, $80-90

Saturday, April 28, 2018 (8am - 4:15pm)
Oakland Schools Conference Center, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, 48328

Keynote speakers:
- Ken Druse – The New Shade Garden: Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change
- Vanessa Gardner Nagel - Garden Evolution: A Designer's 25-Year Landscape Challenge
- Craig LeHoullier - Epic Tomatoes For Your Garden
- Kerry Ann Mendez - The Budget-Wise Gardener: Plant the Best for Less!

This conference is open to the public, you need not be a Master Gardener to attend.
Master Gardeners receive 5 educational credits for the day.

Early Bird Registration Fee: $80
After March 14th fee will be $90.
Registration at the door is not available.
Registration deadline:  Wednesday, April 14, 2018

Registration Flyer:http://mgsoc.org/2018RegistrationForm-paper.pdf

For additional information contact: Laura.Miehls@gmail.com

http://www.mgsoc.org/2018Conference_registration.php

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Perennial Accents of Royal Oak (Andy Torvinen's Hosta & More Sale)
May
11
to May 13

Perennial Accents of Royal Oak (Andy Torvinen's Hosta & More Sale)

  • 1322 Catalpa Drive Royal Oak, MI (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Annual Plant Sale on 3 weekends in May

"On the days of our sales our garden is open for touring, you don't have to buy anything just come by and see our garden.

2017 Schedule Below

  • Mother’s Day Weekend:  Sat., May 13, 8 am – 5 pm and Sun., May 14, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday, May 20, 8 am – 5 pm and Sunday, May 21, 9 am – 3 pm
  • Memorial Day Weekend:  Sat. May 27, 8 am – 5 pm, Sun., May 28, 9 am – 5 pm, Mon., May 29, 9 am – 3 pm

1322 Catalpa Drive (11.5 Mile), East of Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak

Plant list at http://www.perennialaccentsofroyaloak.com/plant-list.html. Prices $5 - $75, cash or personal checks. 

Perennial Accents of Royal Oak, www.perennialaccentsofroyaloak.com

 

 

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Aug
12
8:00 AM08:00

Dahlia Hill, Midland, Free

  • 2809 Orchard Drive Midland, MI, 48640 United States (map)
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http://www.dahliahill.org/garden/

Dahlia Hill is located on Main Street, about one mile north of Downtown Midland, directly across from the entrance to Emerson Park. On a prominent intersection in Midland, Dahlia Hill is at the center of a group of cultural and historical Midland attractions. Because of these proximities, over 11,000 cars drive past the hill every day.

Dahlia Hill is a peaceful spot to stop and relax, take photos or have a picnic lunch. The garden is open from dawn to dusk every day, free of charge. The best time to view the dahlias is from late July through October. For visitors who have walking difficulties, access to the top of the Hill can be arranged by calling us.

Please be courteous while taking pictures. Contact us if you wish to photograph a group event at Dahlia Hill.

If your club or organization would like to tour Dahlia Hill, contact us to make arrangements for a guide to show you the garden and studios. Parking is available on site, accessed from Orchard Drive. 

To ensure that coming to Dahlia Hill is a pleasurable experience for everyone, please be considerate while on the property.

  • Keep children under supervision at all times.
  • Do not walk or run on retaining walls.
  • Admire the flowers, but please do not pick them.
  • Stay on the gravel paths and grassy areas
  • Keep pets on a leash at all times and clean up after them.
  • Enjoy picnics on the grassy areas only and please use trash containers.
  • Feel free to look closely at the sculptures, but do not touch.
  • Bicycling, skateboarding, skiing, rollerblading etc. is not allowed beyond the parking area.

While in Midland, you'll want to visit beautiful Dow Gardens if you have time.

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Sep
2
8:00 AM08:00

Dahlia Hill, Midland, Free

  • 2809 Orchard Drive Midland, MI, 48640 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

http://www.dahliahill.org/garden/

Dahlia Hill is located on Main Street, about one mile north of Downtown Midland, directly across from the entrance to Emerson Park. On a prominent intersection in Midland, Dahlia Hill is at the center of a group of cultural and historical Midland attractions. Because of these proximities, over 11,000 cars drive past the hill every day.

Dahlia Hill is a peaceful spot to stop and relax, take photos or have a picnic lunch. The garden is open from dawn to dusk every day, free of charge. The best time to view the dahlias is from late July through October. For visitors who have walking difficulties, access to the top of the Hill can be arranged by calling us.

Please be courteous while taking pictures. Contact us if you wish to photograph a group event at Dahlia Hill.

If your club or organization would like to tour Dahlia Hill, contact us to make arrangements for a guide to show you the garden and studios. Parking is available on site, accessed from Orchard Drive. 

To ensure that coming to Dahlia Hill is a pleasurable experience for everyone, please be considerate while on the property.

  • Keep children under supervision at all times.
  • Do not walk or run on retaining walls.
  • Admire the flowers, but please do not pick them.
  • Stay on the gravel paths and grassy areas
  • Keep pets on a leash at all times and clean up after them.
  • Enjoy picnics on the grassy areas only and please use trash containers.
  • Feel free to look closely at the sculptures, but do not touch.
  • Bicycling, skateboarding, skiing, rollerblading etc. is not allowed beyond the parking area.

While in Midland, you'll want to visit beautiful Dow Gardens if you have time.

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International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC), King of Prussia, PA, Fee Pending
Jun
17
to Jun 21

International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC), King of Prussia, PA, Fee Pending

Join Master Gardener volunteers and paid Extension staff from the United States, Canada and South Korea for keynotes, information on Search for Excellence volunteer projects in several categories of community service, and a variety of classes and tours at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

This location outside of Philadelphia is rich in impressive gardens and arboretums--including Chanticleer Garden, Longwood, Mt. Cuba, Nemours Estate and Gardens, Barnes, Jenkins, Morris and Scott Arboretums--that will be included in tours and/or can be visited on your own.

For more information as details are published, keep checking internationalmastergardener.com.

See you in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania!

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Vermi-Composting, Bloomfield Hills, $0-8

Master Gardener Society of Oakland County

Vermi-Composting
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m.


Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5631 North Adams Road, Bloomfield Hills

The education topic is “Vermi- Composting”  presented by Nicole Fleming.  
Nicole is owner of Garden Outside the Box, LLC.  She specializes in Organic Gardening with special focus on Vermi composting.  She enjoys worm farming and helping people get their hands dirty.


She will discuss soil health and composting.  She will discuss in detail the advantages of and the how to of vermi- composting.  In addition she will have some of her products for sale.   

MGSOC meetings are free to MGSOC members. There is a $5.00 fee charged to our visitors.
Reservations are not required for these meetings.  

 
There will be complimentary refreshments served at this MGSOC meeting.  Additionally, a light dinner of soup and bread may be purchased for $3.00.
       
See the MGSOC website for the 2018 meeting schedules (http://mgsoc.org/events.php). ;

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Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Planting When the Roots Aren't Right, Bloomfield Hills, $0-5

Hardy Plant Society

Monday, February 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Congregational Church of Birmingham, 1000 Cranbrook Road, Bloomfield Hills 48304
Members: $15 annual fee, Guest fee: $5, All are welcome!

Today, we all have an unprecedented wide choice in plant species and variety. However, we're also in the midst of a perfect storm of production practices and economic realities that have made it all too likely that the plant we buy will not have a good root system. In this presentation professional gardeners and author-photographers Janet Macunovich and Steven Nikkila share how this situation came about, the research attention it's getting, what you can expect to see, the fixes they've learned and results they've seen.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from experts like Janet and Steve.

Other upcoming Hardy Plant Society 2018 meeting dates
Monday, March 5: Dr. David Michener ~ new Timber press author will present,
“The Peony: The Best Varieties for Your Garden”
Monday, April 2: Virginia Froehlich ~ “Founding Fathers, Green Thumbs”

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Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

Evenings in the Gardens, Novi, $20

Beginners and Master Gardeners alike will enjoy the new classes scheduled for 2018 at MSU Tollgate Farm Conference Center in Novi. Evenings in the Garden is offering new classes for anyone interested in learning more about gardening.

February 8 - Janet Macunovich – Prune Trees and Shrubs Like a Pro

February 22 - Rebecca Finneran - Greening the Garden…a Smart Gardener’s Journey

March 8 - Steven Nikkila - Secret to Beautiful Gardens: Not the Green Thumb but the Right Tools

Each class is a one-of-a-kind educational experience, taught by experts in the gardening community. The cost is $20 each. Classes are Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Advance registration is required. Sign up for one or all of the dates!

For more information and to register: https://events.anr.msu.edu/evenings18winter/

Evenings in the Garden is bringing in professionals to MSU Tollgate in Novi to share their tips on a wide variety of topics. Attendees walk away with their gardening questions answered, and better able to understand how to make the plants around their home or apartment flourish. Some classes include a tour of the grounds, or a hands-on learning experience.

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Feb
4
2:00 PM14:00

Succulent Mosaic Workshop at Graye's Greenhouse, Plymouth, $50

On Sunday, February 4 from 2-4pm, make a living succulent mosaic!  Let Graye's magical succulent babies inspire an artistic creation that celebrates birth and beauty during this frigid season.  As the mosaic grows with the warmth and sunshine of spring, transplant larger succulents to cultivate quite the collection for summer!

https://grayesgreenhouse.com/workshops/

The cost of the workshop is $50.  To register, contact Graye's here!

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Landscaping with Native Plants, Grosse Pointe, $35 including book

Native Plant Design Workshop at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial by Professor Frank Porter, author, landscape designer, Wild Plant Nursery owner, and Midwest native plant authority.

Frank Porter will lead a workshop on designing a native plant garden. To make a reservation send a check (made out to Grosse Pointe Garden Center) to GPGC Office, 32 Lake Shore Road, GP Farms, MI 48236.  Please call Grosse Pointe Garden Club office at 313-499-0743 for more information and reservations, or visit http://www.gpgardencenter.org/events/.

 

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Landscaping with Native Plants, Grosse Pointe, $10/$15

Berry Memorial Lecture, Back to Eden, at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial by Professor Frank Porter, author, landscape designer, Wild Plant Nursery owner, and Midwest native plant authority.

Please call Grosse Pointe Garden Club office at 313-499-0743 for more information and reservations, or visit http://www.gpgardencenter.org/events/.

 

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Applewood Garden & House Open, Flint, Free
Oct
26
to Oct 29

Applewood Garden & House Open, Flint, Free

From www.ruthmottfoundation.org:  In addition to an elegant home with an attached greenhouse, the 34-acre estate includes an apple orchard with 29 heirloom varieties, extensive gardens, a gatehouse, barn, and chicken coop. Applewood Estate is a Michigan Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

Applewood is open every Thursday-Sunday from 11 am-5 pm, May-October, plus for special events.

 

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Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Owl Prowl

Fall nights lend a nice setting to going into the woods to search for owls. We'll try to lure in the owls by playing recorded sounds of their calls. Our quest will be to hear, and possibly see, Eastern Screech Owls and Great Horned Owls that inhabit the Environmental Study Area. Participants must be at least 8 years of age. 

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Applewood Garden & House Open, Flint, Free
Oct
19
to Oct 22

Applewood Garden & House Open, Flint, Free

From www.ruthmottfoundation.org:  In addition to an elegant home with an attached greenhouse, the 34-acre estate includes an apple orchard with 29 heirloom varieties, extensive gardens, a gatehouse, barn, and chicken coop. Applewood Estate is a Michigan Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

Applewood is open every Thursday-Sunday from 11 am-5 pm, May-October, plus for special events.

 

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Applewood Garden & House Open, Flint, Free
Oct
12
to Oct 15

Applewood Garden & House Open, Flint, Free

From www.ruthmottfoundation.org:  In addition to an elegant home with an attached greenhouse, the 34-acre estate includes an apple orchard with 29 heirloom varieties, extensive gardens, a gatehouse, barn, and chicken coop. Applewood Estate is a Michigan Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

Applewood is open every Thursday-Sunday from 11 am-5 pm, May-October, plus for special events.

 

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Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Explore Cranbrook Gardens for free this year!

Cranbrook House and Gardens
380 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Open Daily, May 1 – October 31, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
https://housegardens.cranbrook.edu

Spanning 40 acres around historic Cranbrook House, the renowned gardens contain formal, woodland and naturalistic gardens featuring fountains, statuary, lakes, streams, and extensive traditional and contemporary plantings. Cranbrook Gardens is designed, planted and cared for by a dedicated group of volunteers who are members of Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary.

Free admission to Cranbrook Gardens is courtesy of presenting sponsor PNC Bank, and sponsors All Seasons Independent Living, Neighborhood SEEN, and Roberts Restaurant Group. For more information, contact: houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu | 248.645.3149

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Sep
24
9:00 AM09:00

Explore Cranbrook Gardens for free this year!

Cranbrook House and Gardens
380 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Open Daily, May 1 – October 31, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
https://housegardens.cranbrook.edu

Spanning 40 acres around historic Cranbrook House, the renowned gardens contain formal, woodland and naturalistic gardens featuring fountains, statuary, lakes, streams, and extensive traditional and contemporary plantings. Cranbrook Gardens is designed, planted and cared for by a dedicated group of volunteers who are members of Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary.

Free admission to Cranbrook Gardens is courtesy of presenting sponsor PNC Bank, and sponsors All Seasons Independent Living, Neighborhood SEEN, and Roberts Restaurant Group. For more information, contact: houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu | 248.645.3149

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Sep
13
9:00 AM09:00

Explore Cranbrook Gardens for free this year!

Cranbrook House and Gardens
380 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Open Daily, May 1 – October 31, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
https://housegardens.cranbrook.edu

Spanning 40 acres around historic Cranbrook House, the renowned gardens contain formal, woodland and naturalistic gardens featuring fountains, statuary, lakes, streams, and extensive traditional and contemporary plantings. Cranbrook Gardens is designed, planted and cared for by a dedicated group of volunteers who are members of Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary.

Free admission to Cranbrook Gardens is courtesy of presenting sponsor PNC Bank, and sponsors All Seasons Independent Living, Neighborhood SEEN, and Roberts Restaurant Group. For more information, contact: houseandgardens@cranbrook.edu | 248.645.3149

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Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Master Gardener Training Class, WCCC Harper Woods, $300

  • 19305 Vernier Road Harper Woods, MI, 48225 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Registration through August 14 for class starting August 22 in Harper Woods

14 week class, Tuesdays, 6-10 pm, August 22-December 5, 2017 (including make-up session)

40-hour volunteer commitment in first year; 5 education and 15 volunteer hours plus $20 annual fee for each year after

Details at https://events.anr.msu.edu/mgvpwayne2017/

Questions to Deirdre Hope, Wayne & Oakland County Master Gardener Coordinator, 33030 Van Born, Wayne, MI 48184, 734.546.8657, hopedeir@anr.msu.edu  

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    Rouge Cruise Narrated by Orin Gelderloos, Ph.D., Detroit, Sold Out
    Aug
    8
    5:45 PM17:45

    Rouge Cruise Narrated by Orin Gelderloos, Ph.D., Detroit, Sold Out

    On Tuesday evening, our March speaker, Orin Gelderloos, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, will be narrating the Rouge Cruise on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. This Friends of the Rouge event begins with boarding the Diamond Belle at 5:45 p.m. at Stroh River Place in Detroit to explore an urban river from 6-8:30 p.m.


    After departing from Stroh River Place, we will travel downstream and under the Ambassador Bridge before turning to head up the Rouge River. We will travel upstream in the Rouge as far as the turning basin at the Ford Rouge Complex before returning to dock at Stroh River Place.

    Reservations are required. Tickets are $50 per person before July 11 ($55 after July 11) and include dinner with soft drinks. There is a cash bar on the three-level boat with interior and exterior space. The Stroh River Place dock is at the end of Joseph Campau Street, just past where it intersects with Atwater Street. Parking near the dock is $5.

    More information and on-line ticket sales at http://www.therouge.org/events/30th-anniversary-celebration or 313-792-9900.

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    Jul
    13
    6:30 PM18:30

    Adrian Bloom, Dearborn, $35/40/45

    Dearborn Inn's Alexandria Ballroom, 20301 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124

    Two-page info & registration flyer for Adrian Bloom at Dearborn Inn Th eve 13 July 2017

    Widely-acclaimed British gardener Adrian Bloom will speak on “Designing Drama in The Year-Round Garden: Making the most of Trees, Shrubs, Conifers, Perennials, Grasses, Ferns and Bulbs.” Adrian Bloom is the former president of the legendary Blooms of Bressingham nursery in Norfolk, England, developer of Britain’s superb Foggy Bottom garden, television personality, author and world traveler in the service of horticulture. In addition to his illustrated presentation, he will autograph your copy(ies) of his books and pose for photos. (Bring books you already have, or order them.)

    Gardening with Conifers, updated and published in paperback in 2017, will be available at the very special price of $20 (retail $29.95). Bloom’s Best Perennials and Grasses, published in 2010, will be available for $23 (retail $34.95). Order one or both, for delivery at the lecture.

    Tickets: $35 per person if postmarked before May 1, 2017; $40 per person between May 1 and July 1. No mail registrations accepted after July 1, 2017. Registration at the door will be $45 if space is available. Tickets include admission, book signing, and lecture.

    Sponsored by the American Conifer Society and Michigan Gardener Magazine. Qualifies as one continuing education credit/hour for Michigan Master Gardener Program.

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    Jul
    12
    9:30 AM09:30

    Troy Garden Walk, $10/$15

    Troy Garden Club's 43rd annual garden walk, "Garden Gifts," is Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Rain or shine view 6 private gardens, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Activities at Troy Historic Village 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. include Plant Sale, Arts & Crafts Boutique, Fabulous Finds, and Student Art Exhibit. Admission to Village is free.

    Advance tickets to view gardens on sale for $10 at Telly's Greenhouse, Auburn Oaks Garden Center, Uncle Luke’s and Troy Historic Village. On the day of walk they will be available only at the Troy Historic Village for $15.

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    Jul
    12
    9:00 AM09:00

    Country Garden Club of Northville Garden Walk, $12/$15

    The annual garden walk running from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. will feature six new private gardens in and around the quaint Victorian town and township of Northville. The centerpiece is the 19th century Mill Race Village, 215 Griswold St. just a block north of downtown Northville. Composed of a general store, a blacksmith shop, church, school, inn, gazebo and three representative homes and gardens from the era, this unique setting is a must see. Also featured along our shady village street will be a garden oriented vendor market and lively music on the green as well as complimentary homemade refreshments inside Cady inn for all ticket holders. All of this is included in your ticket price.

    Tickets are $12, if purchased in advance either direct from Gardenviews Garden Gallery, 127 E. Main Street, 248-380-8881 or through our website: www.cgcnv.org. If purchased on the day of the walk, tickets will be $15. Tickets ordered from our website will be held for your convenience on the day of the walk at the ticket tent inside Mill Race Village.

    Proceeds from this major fundraising event go toward supporting local and national organizations that promote environmental and horticultural causes and to provide scholarships for local high school seniors who plan to go into college science careers. (Please note that walkers and strollers are not allowed due to terrain and safety restrictions.)

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    Jun
    25
    to Jun 30

    Meadow Brook in Bloom, Rochester, $5-$20-$75

    Special garden club early bird tour on Tuesday, June 27, featuring a self-guided tour, mingling with the Meadow Brook Hall Garden Club and mimosas while strolling the estate gardens.

    http://meadowbrookhall.org/meadow-brook-bloom-tours/

    Cultivate gardening skills with the experts at the gardening workshop featuring Proven Winners staff and horticulturist Melinda Meyers on June 29.

    http://meadowbrookhall.org/gardening-workshop/

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    Jun
    24
    10:00 AM10:00

    Livonia Garden Walk, $9/10

    28th Annual Friends of Greenmead Garden Walk

    https://www.ci.livonia.mi.us/Home/News/TabId/2822/ArtMID/9578/ArticleID/961/Livonia-Garden-Walk-June-24.aspx?fullweb=1

    Five privately owned gardens will be open for touring as well as the Simmons- Hill House Gardens.

    Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 day of event. Tickets available at Greenmead, Civic Center Library and 5th floor City Hall - Community Resources.

    Maps are available day of the event only at the Simmons - Hill House and Civic Center Library.

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    Jun
    23
    to Jun 24

    Master Gardener College, East Lansing, $70-$245

    Are you sick and tired of Michigan’s gloomy weather? Can’t wait for spring to finally arrive? The Master Gardener Volunteer Management System is happy to brighten your day with more information about the keynote speakers who will be presenting at the 2017 Master Gardener College, to be held June 23-24 in East Lansing: Janet Draper, Smithsonian Institution Horticulturist, and Dr. Dan Herms, Ohio State University Entomology Specialist. 

    Master Gardener College is an annual event hosted by MSU Extension designed to support and enhance the research and science-based knowledge of re-certified MSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and current Trainees. Master Gardener College will also be open to the public, so bring friends!    

    MG College will be held at the MSU University Club Complex (home to the MSU Henry Center, MSU University Club and Candlewood Suites) on south campus. The entire event will take place at one location providing a convenient and relaxing experience. The MSU University Club Complex offers easy access to lodging, lots of meeting spaces, and FREE onsite parking. 

    In addition to keynote addresses, there will be hands-on workshops and tours on Friday as well as 15 breakout sessions on Saturday with plenty of opportunities to visit the Garden Marketplace and pick up gardening and garden-related supplies and gifts, from great books, gloves, pruners/nippers, shirts, lotions, soap, garden art, plants and much more. 

    Plan to attend June 23-24 for 2017 MG College at the MSU University Club Complex in East Lansing. The cost to attend Master Gardener College will vary based upon the activities you elect. Visit the Master Gardener College website to keep apprised of developments for this exciting event! 

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    Milford Garden Walk and Market Sale, $10
    Jun
    16
    to Jun 17

    Milford Garden Walk and Market Sale, $10

    The Milford Garden Club’s 22nd annual garden walk and market is Friday, June 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Rain or Shine. This year’s walk includes unique and diverse residential gardens in Milford and nearby surrounding areas.  Visit the garden club’s Certified Monarch Butterfly Garden in Arthur’s Park, across from Central Park.

    Advance tickets may be purchased for $10 by visiting the Milford Garden Club web site, www.themilfordgardenclub.org, and completing the mail order form. Tickets may be purchased at Downtown Milford locations (Clothing Cove, Acorn Farms), Milford Gardens on S. Milford Road, and The Pond Place in Highland. For information, contact Janie Cryderman, mjcryderman@comcast.net.

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    Jun
    15
    10:00 AM10:00

    Rochester Garden Walk, $12/$16

    From town to country, the 18th annual Rochester Garden Walk co-sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club and The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm shows off many unique and private gardens in the greater Rochester area. This year’s event takes place Thursday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $12 in advance or $16 on the day of the event.

    Garden walk participants will have access to private area gardens chosen for their beauty, fascinating landscape designs and artwork, along with two public gardens, the Rochester Hills Library gardens and the Rochester Rotary Gateway Park.  

    Guests can explore the Rochester Hills Museum grounds, located at the historic Van Hoosen Farm homestead founded in 1840. Learn about the important role of native bees and insects in gardens at pollinator habitat structure.
     
    Advance purchase vouchers will be available until noon on June 14 from Bordine’s Nursery or Lytle Pharmacy, or from the museum website, rochesterhills.org/musprograms.  Beginning June 9, tickets can be purchased at the Rochester Hills Museum, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills 48306, from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Ticket purchase and voucher exchange are available all day on June 15. For more information, visit RochesterGardenClub.org or call 248-656-4663.

    An Open Air Market featuring Michigan artisans will be held at the Museum grounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on walk day.  At 11 a.m. Rochester Garden Club members will present an entertaining and informative program with gardening and cooking tips, which is free to garden walk ticket holders.

     

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    Jun
    14
    10:00 AM10:00

    Franklin Garden Walk & Made in Michigan Artisan Market on the Village Green, $12/$15

    Tour Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of tour at the gazebo. Tickets are available at the Franklin Village Boutique, 32716 Franklin Rd., Franklin, MI 48025 or online at http://franklingardenwalk2017.eventbrite.com

    Proceeds from the Franklin Garden Walk support horticultural, educational and environmental causes on the local, state and national levels.

    32325 Franklin Road, Franklin Village, MI 48025
    (West side of Franklin Road between 13 & 14 Mile Roads)

    June 14, 2017, Walk Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Questions? Email Cynthia at franklingardenwalk@gmail.com

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