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January 2019

The Mind Bloom

January 12 @ 10:00 am - March 24 @ 4:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Matthaei Botanical Gardens presents "The Mind Bloom," an art exhibit of nature-inspired paintings by Jennifer Farina. Jennifer's painting and writing start with her experience of the natural world and then, she writes, "lead inward and outward at the same time.” Her work begins with treks through gardens and woodland. These experiences inspire her to write poetry, which then conjures images within her brain instead of in view of her eyes.  Each artwork is non-representational, so viewers will all have an individual take…

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March 2019

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$20.00

Create your own seasonal Ikebana arrangement with help from a certified instructor. Please notify a2ikebana@gmail.com of your interest to attend two weeks prior to the date of the meeting.  You will then receive an evite to attend.  Due to popularity of the classes, the class size is limited to 25 and Ikebana International members are given priority.  We usually have room for 5 - 7 guests and welcome beginners.  Payment can only be by cash or check. $20 fee covers flowers and…

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Faerie Doors Workshop at Matthaei

March 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$12

Faeries are nature’s guardians, keeping a watchful eye on the natural world.  Invite them to your garden or home by creating beautiful faeries doors decorated with natural materials and other decorations.  After the program, visit the conservatory to look for beautiful faerie gardens. Two sessions on March 23: 9:30-11:00am 19-YE-02 and 11:30-1:00pm 19-YE-03. Recommended for children 4-12. Cost $12.00/child; adult accompanies children.

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Faerie Doors Workshop at Matthaei

March 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$12

Faeries are nature’s guardians, keeping a watchful eye on the natural world.  Invite them to your garden or home by creating beautiful faeries doors decorated with natural materials and other decorations.  After the program, visit the conservatory to look for beautiful faerie gardens. NOTE: Two sessions on one date: 9:30-11:00 am 19-YE-02    and 11:30-1:00 pm 19-YE-03. Recommended for children 4-12. Cost $12.00/child, adult accompanies children.

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Dahlia Auction and New Introductions

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

A video presentation of the 2019 American Dahlia Society new dahlias at 1 pm. Member auction of 2019 dahlia tubers at 2 pm. Handouts on growing and caring for dahlias for all attendees. Presented by Michigan Dahlia Association. Free.

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Just Deserts – A Spring Break Adventure at Matthaei

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$12

Deserts are beautiful, special places with plants uniquely adapted to dry conditions. Explore the arid house and learn how plants and animals survive in the desert. Then make a desert garden of succulents to take home that requires little care or water. Recommended for ages 5-12. Cost $12.00/child, adult accompanies children.

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African Violets, Gesneriads, Fairy Garden & Terrarium Plants: Display and Sale

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Includes free growing skills workshop at 11 am. Presented by Michigan State African Violet Society. Free.

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April 2019

Growing Herbs for the Kitchen

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Group President Madolyn Kaminski offers tips on how to grow and use herbs for the kitchen. She also discusses herbs in food, drinks, and appetizers. Recipes included with handouts. Presented by Herb Study Group. Free.    

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Plant Propagation

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

North American Rock Garden Society Vice President Don LaFond gives a presentation on propagating plants by seed, cuttings, and dividing. Part of Ann Arbor Garden Club’s Hands-on Home Gardening series. Presented by Ann Arbor Garden Club. Free.

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Super Seedlings

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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$12

Seeds are a mystery: how does a tiny seed grow into a big tomato plant?  Now is the time to start seedlings which can be transplanted when the weather is warm. Explore the lifecycle of plants from flower to seedling and plant seeds to grow at home. Cost $10.00/child; adult accompanies children.

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