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From the President, Ronald J. Smith

It's hard to believe that we are in the middle of summer. Many great events have taken place since our last newsletter. For one...

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Meet Ups

Please join Cheryl English of Detroit Garden Center for monthly meet-ups at the Aspen Trail at Balduck Park and see first-hand how the native landscape evolves...

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Native Plantings

Come and volunteer for a few hours in the Native Planting on the Dequindre Cut Walking, Jogging, and Biking Tail. Learn about native plants and get some great exercise! If you know of groups or organizations...

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Alternatives for Girls

The Rise n Shine Summer Program began on July 12th and will end on August 16th. We have a great group of volunteers assisting with the lessons and activities each week. (Volunteers also help to maintain the 18 raised gardens.)...

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Tool Cleaning & Sharpening Class

Pre-registration required. Cleaning and sharpening materials and expert instructions will be provided. Bring hand tools, shovels, pruning tools. Dress accordingly! Parking is available ...

Holiday Gathering

December 10, 2017    1:00 pm

Belle Isle Nature Zoo Auditorium.

Details to follow.


From the September 2016 Potluck Picnic

Potluck Recipes

Leaf Casting Class

Saturday, August 26, 2017    10:00 am - 12:00 Noon

You will make a 10" x 12" rhubarb or hosta leaf casting for use in the house or garden. All supplies are provided. You will need to make arrangements to pick up your casting the next day.

Class is limited to 8 participants, so register early.

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Wildtype Native Plants Nursery

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Depart from Detroit Garden Center at 9:00 am

Join Detroit Garden Center as we get a glimpse behind the curtain at Wildtype Native Plant Nursery in Mason, Michigan, with owner Bill Schneider.

Wildtype was established in 1996 and for more than 20 years has specialized in growing plants native to Michigan from Michigan genotypes. The nursery grows trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, wildflowers and emergent wetland species typical of Michigan woodlands, wetlands and prairies for...

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Potluck Picnic and Flower Pot Raffle

Wednesday, August 30, 2017     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to the Annual Potluck Picnic and Flower Pot Raffle on August 30th at the Tompkins Center, in Windmill Pointe Parklocated on Lake St. Clair at the foot of Barrington Ave., first street in Grosse Pointe Park off of East Jefferson Ave.

Please bring an entreĀ“ or dessert to share for your entrance fee; beverages and dining utensils will be furnished. We are in need of items for the Raffle. Please call or email the Garden Center to RSVP and if you're bringing a Raffle item. All items must be in good condition. Event starts at 6 pm with dinner beginning at 6:15 pm.

Walk The Dequindre Cut

Sunday, September 10, 2017     10:45 am

Detroit Garden Center members and guests are invited for a walk on the Dequindre Cut - a public walking, jogging, biking trail from the Detroit River to Mack Ave.

Walkers will meet in the parking lot at Woodbridge St. and Orleans St. at 10:45 am and the walk will start at 11:00 am. We will walk to the Eastern Market, have lunch and then return back to Woodbridge St. Please wear walking shoes and bring water. It is approximately 1 mile to Eastern Market from the Woodbridge St. parking lot.

Please RSVP by September 8, 2017

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Elmwood Cemetery Tree and History Tour

Sunday, September 24, 2017     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Detroit Garden Center will host a guided tree and history tour of Elmwood Cemetery.

This popular event is always a highlight for the Detroit Garden Center's program year. Chancey Miller, Elmwood historian, and Cheryl English, Advanced Master Gardener, team up to share the history of Michigan's leading citizens interred in the cemetery and discuss some of the over 80 species of trees. The second oldest of Detroit's cemeteries, Elmwood retains the settlement's original rolling terrain and waterways....

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