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Jun 26 - 27, 2015
Friday - Satrday
10:00am - 4:00pm
24th Annual Grosse Pointe Garden Tour

By Grosse Pointe Garden Center, Inc at 7 private gardens. $15. Tickets available at Grosse Pointe War Memorial. 313-881-7511 ext. 206.
Jun 27, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Taylor Garden Club Presents Our 12th Biennial Garden Walk & Pollinator Friendly Plant Sale

Featuring 8 Beautiful Gardens

Creative Garden Art by Jill and Plant Sale in the Rose Gardens Subdivision

Butterfly Garden

Corner of Goddard & Kathryn between Pardee & Mortenview

Walk & Raffle tickets available on Garden Walk Day

Purchase Garden Walk Tickets now at these fine locations:

Panettas Landscape Supplies

Goddard Road west of Allen

Corner of Ecorse & Monroe

D & L Garden Center

Tickets $8
Jun 27, 2015
Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm
2015 Wayne Garden Walk

By Wayne GC at 5 private gardens & Brenda's Butterfly House. $10 at 1st Congregational Church. Advance tickets: Wayne Library & Barson's. 734-728-1232.
Jun 27, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Friends of Greenmead 26th Annual Garden Walk 2015
20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI      248-477-7375

Five homeowners in Livonia are sharing their gardens for the Garden Walk

Advance tickets $9 available at Greenmead, Livonia Civic Center Library or from members of Friends of Greenmead

$10 at the Simmons/Hill House at Greenmead or at the Civic Center Library on day of event
Jun 27, 2015
Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Crocker House Garden Walk & All About GMO's Garden Breakfast
At Crocker House
Mt. Clemens

$15. Breakfast talk with Stephen Hulbert $10 with advance reservation. www.CrockerHouseMuseum.com
. Register: 586-465-2488
Jun 27, 2015
Saturday
11:00am
Color Your Garden With Perennials
Ray Hunter Florist & Garden
16153 Eureka, Southgate MI 48192

FREE. www.rayhunter.com 734-284-2500

Jun 27 - 28, 2015
Saturday & Sunday
11:00am - 3:00pm
Plymouth Nursery - Fairy Days
9900 Ann Arbor Road W, Plymouth

Join us for our 4th annual event dedicated to the magical world of miniatures and fairies. Enjoy fairy refreshments, crafts, and more. Don't forget to wear your wings and stop by our fairy face painting station. Make your own Fairy wings, $5.00 optional Sign up to reserve your place.Fairy house designer Adam New will sign the roof of your fairy house on Sunday, June 28.
Jun 30, 2015
Tuesday
noon - 8:00pm
rain or shine
Trailwood Garden Club's "Flowers Are Forever" Garden Walk
Plymouth

The Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association, Trailwood Garden Club, will host the annual Flowers are Forever Garden Walk. Several gardens are featured. Complimentary refreshments are offered. Perennial sale and master gardeners are available.
Tickets: $8 pre-sale; $10 day of walk; children 12 and younger tickets are half off; babes in arms are free. Strollers are not permitted. Tickets available from Garden Club members, Backyard Birds on Main Street, Saxton’s Power Equipment Center on Ann Arbor Trail in Plymouth and Sideways on Forest.

Contact: Kate Kerr 734-455-6867
Jul 8, 2015
Wednesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Whimsical Wonderful Garden Walk
215 Griswold St., Northville

By Country Garden Club of Northville at 6 private gardens. $10. Proceeds support local, state & national non-profit organizations. www.cgcnv.org.
Jul 11, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - noon
Eat Your Weeds!

By Project Grow at Leslie Science & Nature Ctr. $5. Learn about tasty edible weeds. www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-your-weeds-tickets-16386623833.
Jul 11, 2015
Saturday
1:00pm
Plymouth Nursery - Hydrangeas 101
9900 Ann Arbor Road W, Plymouth

Back by popular demand, learn the basics of growing hydrangeas. Find out how to plant and care for them and discover why your may not be blooming! We've added a session this year, the information will be the same at both classes. Call to reserve your place. Space is limited.
Jul 12, 2015
Sunday
11:00am - 4:00pm
East Side, West Side Gardeners

By Belleville Area District Library at 5 private gardens. $12. Garden marketplace. 734-699-3291, www.belleville.lib.mi.us
Jul 15, 2015
Wednesday
7:00pm
SEMBA Meeting - Outdoor Photography
at Brenda’s Butterfly Habitat
6414 Merriman Rd, Westland

Brendon Weil, SEMBA Vice President, will build upon last year’s presentation about butterfly and nature photography. This will be a workshop forum. This will take place at Brenda’s Butterfly Habitat - bring your camera!


Jul 18, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - 3:00pm
Art in the Gardens Open House
28115 Meadowbrook Rd, Novi

At Tollgate Farm. FREE. Over a dozen gardens on display, tours, presentations, artists & more. Tollgate.msu.edu/programs, 248-347-3860
Jul 18, 2015
Saturday
1:00pm
Plymouth Nursery - Hydrangeas 101
9900 Ann Arbor Road W, Plymouth

Back by popular demand, learn the basics of growing hydrangeas. Find out how to plant and care for them and discover why your may not be blooming! We've added a session this year, the information will be the same at both classes. Call to reserve your place. Space is limited.
Jul 19, 2015
Sunday
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Medicinal Herbs
At Detroit Farm & Garden.

FREE. This is an introductory class that will touch on many different aspects of herbalism. 313-655-2344.

Jul 26, 2015
Sunday
2:00pm
Open Garden at John Blair's house
2155 S. Newburgh Road, Westland, MI 48186

See the Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden as plants begin to grow. This way you will be able to see the plants fully grown you may want to plant in your garden mext year.

His address is 2155 S. Newburgh Road, Westland, MI 48186, but there is NO parking at his house. Parking will be along Norene St. I have included a map showing where to park.

This is a FREE event.
Aug 11, 2015
Tuesday
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Soil Test Interpretation Class

2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford MI 48328


Learn to interpret and understand your soil test results!

Lawn and garden plants require 18 nutrients for healthy growth and productivity. The soil is a reservoir of these nutrients. Plants utilize these nutrients but they need to be replenished from time to time. By having your soil tested you can learn which nutrients are present and which ones need to be added depending on the plant(s) you are trying to grow. You can avoid over-application of fertilizers which can waste money, reduce plant quality and pollute streams, lakes and groundwater.   Details and registration 

Aug 15, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - noon
Annual Spring/Summer Garden Tours
by Cheryl English
Black Cat Pottery
3903 Grayton St., Detroit, MI 48224-4003

Designed as an experiential and educational space, Cheryl’s garden includes over 30 Clematis, representing over 10 species as well as large-flowering hybrids, and over 200 species of native plants, ranging from Spring ephemerals to large trees. Take advantage of this opportunity to become acquainted with some of the lesser-known small-flowering species Clematis varieties and the beauties of our native flora. We also feature local garden art, live music and refreshments, as well as at least one hands-on workshop. (There is a charge for the workshops. The rest of the event is free and open to the public.) Contact Cheryl at  cenglish@blackcatpottery.com

Register for the workshops at www.blackcatpottery.com or e-mail Cheryl for other registration options.

Call or e-mail Cheryl English for additional information or to book a private garden tour and presentation or other activities – including pottery workshops - for your group!


Aug 18, 2015
Tuesday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Aug 23, 2015
Sunday
noon - 4:00pm
Butterfly and Friends Day
Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens,
22314 Northline, Taylor

Feed live butterflies and learn about the plight of our pollinator friends at this family-friendly event. Demonstrations, crafts, exhibits, and face-painting by Flutter-by Faces, $3.
Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 7, 2015
Monday
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Master Gardener Program - Belleville
Wayne County Community College - Belleville
9555 Haggerty Rd., Room 201, Belleville, Michigan, 48111


Contact: Shawn Turner at 734-729-3632 or sturner@anr.msu.edu

The MSUE Master Gardener Program is a volunteer leader training program for people who are enthusiastic to learn science based environmentally friendly gardening practices and share this knowledge with others to help improve Michigan communities.

This class will be held on Mondays from 6 to 10 p.m. at Wayne County Community College - Belleville, 9555 Haggerty Rd., Room 201, Belleville, Michigan, 48111 running from Aug. 31 to Dec. 7, 2015. The cost of the 14-week program is $300, which includes the 1,000-page training manual.  There are no other out-of-pocket costs. The registration deadline for this training class is July 31, 2015 for payment by check and Aug. 14, 2015 for payment by credit card.
Sep 10, 2015
6:30pm
Potluck Barbeque at Mum's the Word
23665 Otter Road, New Boston

Join MGWWC for our annual potluck and mum sale at Mum's the Word mum farm. Choose from a large selection of lovely mums directly from the fields of Walt & Carol's farm. More details to follow...
Sep 15, 2015
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Oct 1, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Virginia Froehlich
Topic: Game-Changers

Many well-known plants, such as tobacco and cotton, have made lasting contributions to our society. “Game-Changers” explores the ‘back-stories’ of some plants we seldom consider that have medicine, industry and economics.
Oct 20, 2015
Tuesday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Nov 5, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: David Susko
Topic:  An Urban Apiary at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

Details to follow....
Nov 17, 2015
Tuesday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Dec 3, 2015
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC Holiday Pot Luck

Details to follow...
Dec 12, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Holiday Open House
by Cheryl English
Black Cat Pottery
3903 Grayton St., Detroit, MI 48224-4003

Join Black Cat Pottery, other Michigan artists and a local author for a day of holiday cheer. Meet the artists and take care of your last-minute gift needs with handmade art for the home and garden!  cenglish@blackcatpottery.com
Jan 7, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Cheryl English
Topic: Easy to Be Green!

We’re undergoing an entirely new Green Revolution and gardeners are in the vanguard.  Learn easy and economical ways to keep your garden – and the rest of the world – green and healthy while lightening the load on your wallet.
Wildflowers in MI Garden.  Often considered too wild and crazy for the average gardener, wildflowers can thrive and provide years of beauty even in a small urban garden.  Don’t limit yourself to the development of “well-behaved” “garden-worthy” cultivars.  Learn how the species themselves can be a successful part of your garden while providing an attractive environment for our local fauna as well.
Jan 2016
TBD
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Feb 4, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Kristine Hahn
Topic: Starting and Running a Successful Community Garden
More details to follow....
Feb 2016
TBD
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Mar 3, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Chris Lapinsky
Topic: Raising Native Mason Bees for Pollination

Honey bees are not our only pollinators. Learn all about one of our natives - the mighty mason bees and how to raise them.  More details to follow...
Mar 2016
TBD
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Apr 7, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
Apr 2016
TBD
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
May 5, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting/ Greenhouse Plant Sale
Speaker: Sandy Wilkins
Topic: The Heartbeat of the Garden

What makes one garden unique and different from another?  If gardener’s use the same basic principles of landscape design, why don’t they look the same?  The answer lies in the heartbeat.  We will look at several different gardens in this PowerPoint lecture and discover what the heartbeat of the garden really is.
May 7 2016
TBD
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Jun 2, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Annual Potluck Barbeque at Venoy
Details to follow....