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From the President, Ronald J. Smith

I trust that everyone survived the Arctic Winter of 2015!

The Winter Gardening Seminar, held on January 31st, exceeded our expectations. That day, 84 gardeners joined Janet Macunovich for her workshop presentations. Be sure to mark your calendar for next year's seminar, to be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Information regarding this seminar will be in our Summer Newsletter.

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Detroit Garden Center 2015 Annual Tour - Chicago, IL

July 14 - July 18, 2015

The Detroit Garden Center will be traveling to the Chicago area this summer to visit many private and public gardens as well as nurseries and Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio.

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Native Plantings Site Workdays

Come and volunteer for a few hours in the Native Planting Site on the Dequindre Cut Walking, Jogging, and Biking Trail. Make new friends, learn about native plants and get some great exercise. The Native Planting Site is very close to the Detroit River and sometimes you can hear the lake freighters traveling up and down the river! If you know of a special...

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Alternatives For Girls Summer Program

You're invited to join us for the Summer Rise N Shine program at Alternatives for Girls. Detroit Garden Center will continue its outreach program with young girls who attend the special Summer program at AFG. Help is needed with the gardening program on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 2 1/2 hours.

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You're Invited to A Traditional Afternoon Tea

Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Bring a friend or two or meet someone new for a relaxing afternoon enjoying a variety of Wesley teas, sandwiches, scones and more. Tea will be served at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 7th. The afternoon tea will be held at the 11 Fair Lake Lane, Grosse Pointe Shores from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

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Leaf Casting Class

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 10:30 am - Noon

Join us for a leaf casting class, 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.

Mark Your Calendar

Winter Gardening Seminar

January 23, 2016

Details to follow in the Fall Newsletter.

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What is Causing the Decline in Bee Population?

As many gardeners know, honeybees are an integral part of the life cycle of many plants by providing cross pollination for...


Summer Garden Tour 2015

Trip Deposit Due, April 20, 2015
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Black Cat Pottery - Clematis Pruning Workshop

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:00 am to Noon

clematisJoin us for a hands-on workshop to learn about the care and culture of these garden gems. Bring your favorite (by-pass) pruners and a chair. $15 pre-paid/nonrefundable registration includes one hour of instruction, an hour of supervised hands-on experience, refreshments and a comprehensive hand-out. Pre-enrollment required. Two hours of education for Master...

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Spring Wildflower Walk on Belle Isle

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 10:00am to Noon

Wildflower ImageJoin us for a two hour Wildflower Walk on Belle Isle, Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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 requires. Master Gardeners can earn educational hours. Remember that you will need a Michigan State Park Pass for entrance onto the Island.

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Elmwood Cemetery Tree & History Tour

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Elmwood ImageJoin the Detroit Garden Center for a guided tree and history tour of Elmwood Cemetery. This popular event is always a highlight for the Detroit Garden Center's program year. Back by popular demand Cheryl English, Advanced Master Gardener and Chancey Miller, Elmwood historian will again team up to identify some of the over 80 species of trees and to share the history of Michigan's leading citizens interred in the cemetery. 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 the days of early Detroit.

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Wilcox Garden Trowels

Wilcox TrowelThe Detroit Garden Center has just restocked the famous and professional quality Wilcox stainless steel trowels.

The trowels will be available for purchase at the Holiday Gathering on December 14th at the Detroit Garden Center Office on E. Jefferson Ave. in the Vigliotti Building. The DGC sells 7 different size trowels.

They make great gifts for your gardening friends!