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April 2018

Bring Your Own Bonsai Tree Workshop

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Jack Sustic reprises this discussion and work session that was enthusiastically received by attendees last year. Jack is a member of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society and curator emeritus of the bonsai and penjing collection at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC. Free.

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Bonsai Larch Forest Workshop

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$60.00

Kurt Smith and Ron Milostan conduct this larch (tamarack) forest workshop. $60.00 per person; limited to 8 participants. Trees, plastic forest tray, soil, and and wire included with fee. Advance registration only for this workshop. For info and to register email the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society: aabonsaisociety@gmail.com.    

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May 2018

Ann Arbor Garden Club Annual Potluck and Celebration

May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

All invited to enjoy food and conversation with fellow gardeners. Learn about this long-standing club, which started in 1929 and helps members develop the individual home garden, provides a place for the exchange of garden experience, and promotes plants best suited to Michigan's climate. Free.

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Gardening Best Practices with Integrated Pest Management

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Madolyn Kaminski with the Herb Study Group discusses plant diseases, insect herbivores, and the use of integrated pest management to help control these issues. This includes good cultural practices and choosing the right plant for the right site as well as soil improvement. Program includes handout with links to more information on integrated pest management and related topics.  Presenter: Herb Study Group. Free.

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Queen Production: Options for the Backyard Beekeeper

May 8 @ 8:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Central Michigan beekeeper Paul Mazur discusses the key factors involved in the acquisition and development of a quality queen, as well as the pros and cons of various production methods and techniques. Presenter: Ann Arbor Backyards Beekeepers. Free

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Member Hour: Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

We invite our members to attend our special pre-sale discount hour prior to the opening of the Mother's Day weekend plant sale. Join us for coffee, tea, and breakfast munchies, then shop the sale of containers and hanging baskets. Please check-in at the Membership Table outside in front of the Garden Store steps from 9 to 10am to receive a member-only coupon to receive an additional 10% off your purchase (20% total). *This is a members-only event. If you're not…

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Spring Artists Market

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Local artisans and craftspeople offer their unique items for sale. A great opportunity to discover the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for Mom. (No member discount on merchandise.)

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Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale at Matthaei

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 13, 2018

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Hanging basket and container plantings—perfect for Mom!—grown and designed on site by staff and volunteers. All proceeds benefit Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.

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Spring Curator’s Tour

May 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Join our Director Bob Grese and Curators Mike Kost and David Michener for a tour of Heathdale. While Heathdale is now a place of tranquility and restoration, it has been a learning site for our teams since we began developing what would become Nichols Arboretum over 100 years ago. The tour will provide you with information on the transformation and ongoing stewardship of the cherished place known as Heathdale and will explore the wildflowers, rhododendrons, azaleas, and other plants within the Julie Norris Post…

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Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale at Matthaei

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 13, 2018

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Hanging basket and container plantings—perfect for Mom!—grown and designed on site by staff and volunteers. All proceeds benefit Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.

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