It's hard to believe that we are wrapping up the DGC's activities for 2014. Our last event, the Holiday Gathering on December 14th, is going to be very special this year. We will be honoring Barbara Hayes. Barbara was the manager/director of the Detroit Garden Center for many years. I hope that you and your friends will join us to express our sincere gratitude for her many years of service and the many friendships she developed during her leadership at the Detroit Garden Center.
The membership year is from January 1st - December 31st. Renewal letters were mailed earlier this month. If you have misplaced your membership renewal envelope, please complete the Membership Form in this Newsletter and mail it today! In addition, are you looking for a wonderful "Holiday Gift"? How about giving a friend or relative a membership to the Detroit Garden Center? Introduce someone to the joy of gardening and the Detroit Garden Center....
The summer gardening activities with the Rise & Shine Program were another huge success this year. Volunteers worked with girls, ages 4 - 10 years old, for 6 weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The girls became very good at weeding the many raised beds and watering the vegetables, flowers and herbs growing in the gardens....
As many gardeners know, honeybees are an integral part of the life cycle of many plants by providing cross pollination for...
Bringing Natives Home: Incorporating Natives into Your Landscape
Cheryl English, Presenter
Advanced Master Gardener and Board Member of Michigan Wildflower Association
Join 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.
Join 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.Read More >
The 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!