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From the President, Ronald J. Smith

As I write this newletter, I'm enjoying warm and balmy breezes here in Dunedin, Florida!

2016 began with our Annual Luncheon Meeting on Belle Isle. Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, attendance was lower than usual. However, our speaker, Dr. David Susko, provided a wonderful overview of the Environmental Interpretive Center at U of M Dearborn.

Mother Nature provided a perfect winter day for the Annual Winter Gardening Seminar. There were 73 participants for Janet Macunovich and Steve Nikkila's three seminars (the last presentation entitled Planting trees When Roots Aren't Right was definitely everyone's favorite...


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2016 Annual Garden Trip

The Detroit Garden Center will be traveling around the State this summer to visit many private and public gardens as well as nurseries....


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Alternatives For Girls Summer Program

In Need of Volunteers for the Alternatives for Girls Summer Program

If you're looking for a fun summer time activity, the Summer Rise N Shine program at Alternatives For Girls is the place for you! Detroit Garden Center will continue its outreach program with young girls who attend the special summer program at AFG...


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Black Cat Pottery

Clematis Pruning Workshop & Annual Garden Tour...


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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...


Elmwood Cemetery Tree & History Tour

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On a 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 programming years.

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.

Elmwood Cemetery is located at 1200...

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Native Plantings Site Workday

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteers are needed to move and spread woodchips around the native plants on the Detroit Garden Center-sponsored Dequindre Cut Native Planting Site.

Free parking in the gated parking lot: just drive to the Woodbridge entrance east of Orleans; someone will open the gate for you.

Please wear working shoes/boots and clothes; gloves will be provided...

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Make the Cut! – Native Plants on the Dequindre Cut

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate Detroit Garden Center’s Native Planting Site on the Dequindre Cut a landmark public walking,jogging, biking trail running from the Detroit River to Mack Ave in Eastern Market and enjoy the company of your fellow native plant enthusiasts.

The planting has been in place for over four years and has matured significantly in the time. Through the dedication of DGC volunteers, the planting has been maintained, monitored and enhanced since its inauguration in September 2012.

Come join us to see how far we’ve come! Plant list, refreshments, and tours will be available. Cost: Free Please call or email to RSVP!

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