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thru May 3, 2015

Medicinal Plants and Gardens: Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum - Exhibition
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-647-7600

This exhibition celebrates the upcoming 2015 opening of the new Medicinal Garden at the University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The earliest botanical garden at the University was a pharmaceutical garden established in 1897 just off the Diag, at the heart of Central Campus. The new garden, developed in partnership with the College of Pharmacy and Medical School faculty, will continue that legacy, aiming to explore the botanical origins of historical and current medicines, and to promote a better understanding of the profound relationship between plants and human health.

Preceding the garden’s opening, this exhibition at UMMA will feature rarely seen archival plant specimens, deposited by pharmaceutical companies at the University Herbarium, along with newer herbarium specimens that reveal the captivating forms of these medicinal plants. These dried and pressed plant specimens will be accompanied by the presentation of the few remaining historic images of the original pharmaceutical garden, as well as a drawing of the layout of new garden at Matthaei, which is uniquely organized according to the systems of the human body that these medicinal plants are used to treat
This exhibition is part of the U-M Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan. The U-M Collections Collaborations series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Thru Mar 29
9:00am - 4:00pm

Spring Bulb Show
At Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Rd,
Tipton

$3. www.hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu

Mar 27, 2015
Friday
10:00am
Woodland Treasures for the Shade Garden

By Meadow Brook Garden Club at Meadow Brook Hall. $5. How to use shade plants to extend the flowering season. MBHGCMembers@gmail.com
Mar 28, 2015
Saturday
6:30pm - 10:00pm
11th Annual MSU Extention Wayne County Master Gardener Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Guest speaker: Cheryl English
Topic: It's Easy to Be Green!

American Legion Stitt Hall
23850 Military, Dearborn Heights, MI

Join us for a fun night of Awards, Prizes, Food and Friends!

Doors open at 6:30pm. Dinner will be served at 7:15pm.

Cost: $25

For more information and/or download registration form

RSVP postmark date is March 14, 2015
Mar 28, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - noon
Growing Great Tomatoes
Heritage Park Petting Farm at 12803 Pardee

Learn the tips and tricks to growing your own tasty heirloom tomatoes, from expert hobby-grower and Heritage Newspaper Garden Writer Paul Rodman. Hosted by the Taylor Conservatory, class will be held inside. $10.  Refreshments and Door prizes.

All the classes can be registered for online at www.taylorconservatory.org, or by contacting 888-383-4108
Mar 28, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - noon

Fancy Sunflower Workshop
by Cheryl English
Black Cat Pottery
3903 Grayton St., Detroit, MI 48224-4003

Novice and experienced potters will enjoy this two-day workshop creating their very own four-season sunflowers - just in time for the start of gardening season! No experience required. Limited enrollment. ($70.00; pre-paid registration required.)  cenglish@blackcatpottery.com
Mar 28, 2015
Saturday
11:00am
Fresh Herb Kitchen Basket
Ray Hunter Florist & Garden
16153 Eureka Road, Southgate

$35/5 plant basket or $50/8 plant basket. All materials included. Register: 734-284-2500
Mar 28, 2015
Saturday
noon
Growing Heirloom Tomatoes & VegetablesOrganically
Leslie House at Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor

There are a multitude of heirloom vegetable varieties that survive today thanks to home gardeners of the past. You can maintain that connection by saving heirloom plant varieties for future generations, while enjoying them today. Discover why it’s important to do so and key seed saving techniques. In doing so, you might even create you own “heirloom” vegetable variety! Royer Held continues his exploration of heirlooms in this class.

**New for 2015**  $5/class fee for all classes to discourage no-shows;  registrationis required. Walk-ins are welcome. 

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].

Mar 28 -  29, 2015
Saturday & Sunday
Garden Party Weekend!
At all English Gardens. Informative gardening & decorating seminars. See what's new for the season! www.EnglishGardens.com
Apr 2, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Drew Lathin
Topic: The Beauty of Native Plants
Drew Lathin is the General Manager of Creating Sustainable Landscapes. He is a sustainable landscapes consultant who is creating ecologically restorative urban and suburban landscapes. As an outspoken critic of conventional landscaping practices which destroy habitat, result in species extinction, and threaten the biodiversity upon which humanity and all life depends, Drew utilizes native plants in his beautifully installed landscapes that supports wildlife, and reduces or eliminates resource inputs such as pesticides and supplemental water.
Apr 4, 2015
Saturday
1:00pm
Pruning Tips
At all English Gardens. FREE. Keep the garden healthy by regularly dividing perennials & pruning trees & shrubs. www.EnglishGardens.com
Apr 6, 2015
Monday
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Conifer Diseases in the Landscape webinar

Conifers are the backbone of many Michigan landscapes and offer stunning additions to our palette of plants. They can however suffer several maladies that are difficult to sort out. Spring in particular often brings a plethora of questions about declining or dead conifers that can leave us scratching our heads for answers. Join the MSU Extension conifer "masters" Dr. Dennis Fulbright and Jill O'Donnell to learn more about how a complex of disorders are affecting aging conifers and what actions can (or cannot) be taken.
Cost: FREE for 2015 re-certified MSUE Master Gardeners! You must however register in advance at:
http://events.anr.msu.edu/15coniferdiseases/

Registration deadline: April 5th, 2015.
 
Education hours: This program qualifies for 1 education hour.
 
How to connect: Registrants will receive an email message with the link on April 3rd
 
First time webinar viewers: Never participated in a webinar? No worries. We’ll also send you an overview of getting started complete with screen shots. Plus, there’s a help line you can contact to walk you through any difficulties you may have.
Hope you can join us!
Apr 9, 2015
Thursday
7:00pm
Let's Heat It Up With Container Gardening
Ferndale
By Ferndale Garden Club at Kulick Comminity Ctr. Presented by Heather Glenday of Bordines. 248-398-6283.

Apr 11, 2015
Saturday
1:00pm
Container Gardening
At English Gardens. FREE. Enjoy plants & flowers on your deck, patio or wherever you need a spot of color.
www.EnglishGardens.com
Apr 11, 2015
Saturday
2:30pm
Make It & Take It Workshop: Magical Fairy Garden
At all English Gardens. Fee involved. We provide everything to plant a fairy garden to take home. Sign up in-store or on-line:

Apr 11, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - noon
Project Grow Presents: Pollinator Gardens and Native Plantings
County Farm Field Operations Building 2210 Platt Rd., right next to the red playground 971-6337

This new course will explore developing pollinator gardens and native plantings.

Strong fruit and vegetable production often depends on the tiniest of garden visitors – native bees and honey bees.  Learn how to design a beautiful garden that will boost your crop production, attract beneficial insects, and support native biodiversity.This course is taught by Washtenaw County Naturalist Shawn Severance.

**New for 2015**  $5/class fee for all classes to discourage no-shows;  Registration is required. Walk-ins are welcome.

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].

Apr 11, 2015
Saturday
noon
Growing Heirloom Tomatoes & Peppers Organically
Leslie House at Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor

There are a multitude of heirloom vegetable varieties that survive today thanks to home gardeners of the past. You can maintain that connection by saving heirloom plant varieties for future generations, while enjoying them today. Discover why it’s important to do so and key seed saving techniques. In doing so, you might even create you own “heirloom” vegetable variety! Royer Held continues his exploration of heirlooms in this class.

**New for 2015**  $5/class fee for all classes to discourage no-shows;  registration is required. Walk-ins are welcome. 

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].

Apr 11, 2015
Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Landscape Design
Bloomfield Hills

By Hardy Plant Society at Congregational Church of Birmingham. $3. Rick Lazzell shares his best landscape design tips. 248-693-0334.
Apr 16, 2015
Thursday
6:30pm
Behind the Scenes at Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Rd, Tipton

At Hidden Lake Gardens. $5. Bring your questions & learn a few tips from HLG's Managing Director, Paul Pfeifer. www.hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu
Apr 18, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - noon
Fancy Sunflower Workshop
by Cheryl English
Black Cat Pottery
3903 Grayton St., Detroit, MI 48224-4003

Novice and experienced potters will enjoy this two-day workshop creating their very own four-season sunflowers - just in time for the start of gardening season! No experience required. Limited enrollment. ($70.00; pre-paid registration required.)
cenglish@blackcatpottery.com
Apr 18, 2015
Saturday
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Garden Dahlias
Troy

By SE MIchigan Dahlia Society at Tellys Greenhouse. How to successfully grow Dahlias in the garden. 248-475-8945
Apr 19, 2015
Sunday
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Bringing Natives Home: Incorporating Natives into Your Landscape

Would you like to learn more about incorporating native plant species into your existing traditional garden?

Join us for a landscaping with native plants workshop at the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for "Bringing Natives Home: Incorporating Natives into Your Landscape", taught by Advanced Master Gardener and Michigan Wildflower Association Board Member Cheryl English.

Home gardeners are becoming more interested in gardening with native plants. Explore some combinations - some planned, others fortuitous - of native species and traditional garden plants to inspire your own gardening adventures. Cheryl will discuss the benefits of including native plants in your garden. Qualifies for Master Gardener education hours.

Fees: $25.00 Members and $30.00 Non-Members. Follow the link below for a printable registration form:

http://detroitgardencenter.org/regform.html


Apr 21, 2015
Tuesday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
Apr 25 -26, 2015
Saturday - Sunday
Spring Open House
Plymouth Nursery

9900 Ann Arbor Road W, Plymouth

Join us from 11am-4pm on both days for:

  • Plymouth Nursery Gift Card give-away: 50 cards from $10-$200!
  • SUPER SAVINGS on items throughout the store.
  • Vendor Reps & Weber Grill Demo
  • Refreshments!
  • Saturday at 1pm: Steve Turner will chat about small tree pruning/planting!
  • Sunday at 1pm: Steve returns to talk about common diseases and insects on trees!

Apr 25, 2015
Saturday
2:30pm
Gardening and All That Jazz - Innovation& Sustainability For Your Garden
Waterford Township
All Day, Waterford. By Master Gardener Society of Oakland Co. at Oakland Schools Conference Ctr. Educational Gardening Conference featuring keynote speakers Will Allen, Kerry Ann Mendez and Matthew Benson. Includes breakfast & lunch, a garden market, door & raffle prizes & live jazz. Registration begins online January 1, 2015. www.mgsoc.org

Apr 25, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - noon
Clematis Pruning Workshop
by Cheryl English
Black Cat Pottery
3903 Grayton St., Detroit, MI 48224-4003

Join us for a hands-on clematis care and culture workshop including an hour of instruction, an hour of supervised hands-on practice, refreshments and a comprehensive handout. ($15.00; pre-paid registration required.
cenglish@blackcatpottery.com
Apr 26, 2015
Sunday
Noon - 1:30pm
Bringing Native Plants Home
6214 Monroe Rd, Tipton

At Hidden Lake Gardens. $15. Register: www.hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu, 517-431-2060.

Apr 26, 2015
Sunday
2:00pm - 3:30pm
It "IS" Easy to Be Green
6214 Monroe Rd, Tipton

At Hidden Lake Gardens. $15. Register: www.hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu, 517-431-2060.
May 2, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - noon
Straw Bale Gardening
Heritage Park Petting Farm at 12803 Pardee

Instructor and Master Gardener Paul Rodman will teach you how to grow vegetables anywhere, earlier and without weeding.  Learn everything you need to be successful! Hosted by the Taylor Conservatory, class will be held inside. $10.  Refreshments and Door prizes.

All the classes can be registered for online at www.taylorconservatory.org, or by contacting 888-383-4108
May 2, 2015
Saturday
1:00pm
Plymouth Nursery
Fruit Tree Class

9900 Ann Arbor Road W, Plymouth

Have your fruit and eat it, too! Learn how to grow your own fruit right in your backyard from Mark Boland of Eastern shore Nursery.
FREE
May 2, 2015
Saturday
9:00am - noon
Annual Dahlia Tuber Sale
Troy

By SE Michigan Dahlia Society at Telly's. Dahlia Tubers, cuttings & growing plants at prices much lower than can be found in catalogs. 248-475-8945
May 3, 2015
Sunday
10:00am - noon

Spring Wildflower Walk on Belle Isle

Join us for our annual Spring Wildflower Walk on Belle Isle.


The walk will start at the racquet Ball Courts located on Vista Way. Vista Way is behind the old Belle Isle Zoo. Dress for the weather and boots are highly recommended! Cost: Donation of $5 cash or check payable to the Detroit Garden Center.

The walk is limited to 30 participants so reservations are required. Qualifies for Master Gardener educational hours.

Remember that you will need a Michigan State Park Pass for entrance onto the Island.

May 4, 2015
Monday
7:00pm
Herb Study Group
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor

FREE. Vanilla, the history & uses. 734-647-7600
May 7, 2015
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting/ Greenhouse Plant Sale / Tool Sharpening Workshop
Speaker: Frank Allen
Topic: Tool Sharpening Workshop
Learn the proper way to sharpen and maintain your garden tools. This will strictly be manual sharpening (no grinders or sharpening chain saw blades) for pruners/loppers/manual hedge trimmers, shovels/spades, hori hori's/Japanese weeding sickles/Cape Cod weeders, etc.
Also included will be a discussion on the different categories of tools (eg. today's shovels & spades don't have bevels on them to make cutting the soil easier, the different types of shovels and what they are used for;  is an open-back shovel stronger than a closed back shovel, what might you use a spud bar for; etc.)

Mark your calendars for MGWWC's first Greenhouse Plant Sale of the season, which is also on this day! More details to follow....
May 8, 2015
Friday
noon - 4:00pm
Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at the "C" 
Taylor Conservatory
22314 Northline Rd.
Taylor, MI


Come visit and help us celebrate National Public Gardens Day! We'll have cake, give away seeds, show kids how to plant, and a craft.  Free
May 9, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - 3:00pm
MGWWC Annual Heirloom Tomato, Herb & Flower Sale/ Children's Garden Volunteer Work Day
5454 Venoy, Wayne, MI

Save the date for MGWWC's  Annual Heirloom Tomato, Herb & Flower Sale / Children's Garden Volunteer Work Day. Other fun items and worm castings will be available for sale.Online catalog to be posted soon...
May 9, 2015
Saturday
9:00am -
11:00am
News-Herald Plant Exchange and Heirloom Tomato Sale
1 Heritage Place, Southgate

Save the date for the News-Herald Plant Exchange and Heirloom Tomato Sale. Great prices on great tomatoes!
May 9, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Plymouth Nursery- Plant a Flower for Mom!
9900 Ann Arbor Road W, Plymouth

Stop by Plymouth Nursery May 9 & 10, from 10am-4pm and plant a flower for MOM! This class is FREE.

May 9, 2015
Saturday
1:00pm
Plymouth Nursery - Rose Class
9900 Ann Arbor Road W, Plymouth

Learn everything you need to know to grow stunning roses from Jerry Amoroso of Week's Roses,
FREE
May 9, 2015
Saturday
Plant Sale
6214 Monroe Rd, Tipton

At Hidden Lake Gardens www.hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu, 517-431-2060
May 9 - 10, 2015
Saturday & Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm
TCF Mother's Day Plant Sale
Taylor Conservatory
22314 Northline Rd.
Taylor, MI

Welcome spring, support a great cause and wish Mom a happy Mother's Day with a great selection of butterfly plants, flowering vines, perennials, garden art, planted baskets and more.
May 11, 2015
Monday
7:00pm
Working With Vines & Climbers
Bloomfield Hills

By Hardy Plant Society at Congregational Church of Birmingham. $3. Kim Roth focuses on plant vines & climbers in your landscape. 248-693-0334
May 12, 2015
Tuesday
1:00pm
Plymouth Nursery- Container Workshop
9900 Ann Arbor Road W, Plymouth

Learn how to create a beautiful container with all the elements of a perfect planter! Bring in your own container, or choose one of ours at 30% OFF! You pick and purchase the plants. We provide the instruction, free potting soil, and clean-up the mess. Class Fee-FREE Instruction, you purchase the materials. 
PLEASE CALL to reserve your spot, space is limited!
May 14, 2015
Thursday
7:00pm
Growing Roses in Your Garden
Ferndale

By Ferndale Garden Club at Kulick Comminity Ctr. Presented by Tom & Ellie Kressbach. 248-398-6283.

May 16, 2015
Saturday
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dahlia, Planting, Staking, Tying & Fertilizing
Troy

By SE Michigan Dahlia Society at Telly's. Specifics of Dahlia Growing to produce beautiful flowers. 248-475-8945
May 16, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Willow Greenhouse Expo
South Lyon/Salem
 
By the Four Seasons Garden Club of South Lyon at Willow Greenhouse. FREE.
Janet Macunovich & other speakers. Pruning, fairy gardens, beneficial insects, attracting birds, kids projects & more. www.WillowGreenhouse.com

May 16 - 17, 2015
Saturday & Sunday
Garden Favorite Herb Sale
At Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor

MG Madolyn Kaminski on hand to answer questions. www.mbgna.umich.edu

May 17, 2015
Saturday
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Elmwood Cemetery History and Tree Tour


Join the Detroit Garden Center for a guided history and tree tour of Elmwood Cemetery. This popular event is always a highlight of the Detroit Garden Center's program year. Back by popular demand, Chancey Miller, Elmwood Historian, and Cheryl English, Advanced Master Gardener, will again team up to share the history of Michigan's leading citizens interred in the cemetery and tell the stories of some of the over 80 species of woody plants found on the property.

Considered one of the top ten historical cemeteries in the United States, Elmwood is a fine example of the Rural Cemetery Movement. Its rolling terrain and waterways remain unchanged since Detroit's earliest history.

Elmwood Cemetery is located at 1200 Elmwood, an extension of McDougall Ave., just north of E. Lafayette and two blocks north of E. Jefferson. The orange roofed church on the northeast corner of E. Lafayette and McDougall is a good landmark (church is located across the street from Detroit's Martin Luther King Jr. High School). The driveway north of the church leads into the cemetery. Qualifies for Master Gardener educational hours.


Fees: $15.00 Members and $20.00 Non-Members. Link to Registration:

http://detroitgardencenter.org/regform.html

May 19, 2015
Tuesday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
RESA Building at Venoy.  All members welcome
May 20, 2015
Wednesday
7:00pm
Plymouth Nursery- Container Workshop
9900 Ann Arbor Road W, Plymouth


Learn how to create a beautiful container with all the elements of a perfect planter! Bring in your own container, or choose one of ours at 30% OFF! You pick and purchase the plants. We provide the instruction, free potting soil, and clean-up the mess. Class Fee-FREE Instruction, you purchase the materials. PLEASE CALL to reserve your spot, space is limited!
May 28, 2015
Thursday
7:00pm
Plymouth Nursery- Container Workshop
9900 Ann Arbor Road W, Plymouth

Learn how to create a beautiful container with all the elements of a perfect planter! Bring in your own container, or choose one of ours at 30% OFF! You pick and purchase the plants. We provide the instruction, free potting soil, and clean-up the mess. Class Fee-FREE Instruction, you purchase the materials. PLEASE CALL to reserve your spot, space is limited!
May 30, 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!

Jun 1, 2015
Monday
7:00pm
Welcoming the Summer Get-Together, Auction & Plant Exchange
Bloomfield Hills

By Hardy Plant Society at Congregational Church of Birmingham. Get to know your fellow gardeners, share secrets & bid/exchange great plants. 248-693-0334

Jun 4, 2015
Thursday
6:30pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Annual Potluck Barbeque at Venoy
Details to follow....
Jun 13, 2015
Saturday
10:00am - noon
Fairy Garden Workshop
Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, 22314 Northline.

Bring some magic to your life, with a make and take fairy garden, taught by Glenda Albright. $25 At the   Refreshments and door prizes.  Class size limited to 20.

All the classes can be registered for online at www.taylorconservatory.org, or by contacting 888-383-4108
Jun 20, 2015
Saturday
1:00pm
Plymouth Nursery - Heavenly Hostas
9900 Ann Arbor Road W, Plymouth

Learn how easy it is to grow these amazing plants. Come see what's new in the world of Hostas and how to add them into your landscape. FREE
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 - 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.
Jul 11, 2014
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 18, 2014
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.
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
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: TBD
Topic: TBD
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: TBD
Topic: TBD
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

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: TBD
Topic: TBD
Ma7 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....