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Special Events

Washed Ashore Art to Save the Sea

Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

May 8–August 31 | 9 am–8 pm
September 1–26 | 9 am–6:30 pm

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Free for Garden Members

This exhibit will feature eight larger-than-life sculptures placed throughout the Garden made with washed-up plastic debris and trash from bodies of water to illustrate the impact of plastic pollution. Learn about plastic pollution and discover what you can do to help protect marine wildlife and the Great Lakes!

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25th Birthday Celebration - colored 90s pattern

25th Birthday Celebration: Free Admission & Family Fun

Saturday, September 25 | 9 am–4 pm

Celebrate our 25th birthday! Enjoy fall colors, crafts, games, and family-friendly entertainment for free. Visit with nationally known gardening expert, Melinda Myers, and view displays by local garden clubs.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Timed reservations required.

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25th Birthday Celebration: After Hours Party Featuring Ants Marching

Saturday, September 25 | 6–9 pm

Oh, snap! Travel back in time to the 90s with live music, a cocktail scavenger hunt, birthday wish project, 90s-themed dress-up contest, and more.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase or pre-order a boxed dinner from Mackinaws Grill & Spirits. Must be 21 or older. Advance tickets are required.

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Classes & Programs

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Discover your passion for plants, nature and more! Classes and programs cover a variety of topics from gardening to cooking to crafts and include lectures, workshops and seminars taught by local business members, entrepreneurs and volunteers.

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Youth & Family

Learn and grow together while fostering your love of nature! Camps, classes and programs include activities such as cooking, hiking, workshops and more.

Youth & Family Programs

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