News & Event – March 2018

Below are some of the upcoming events offered in our area through our Association, the Boardman River Nature Center, Plant It Wild, and The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park. Check each of their websites for even more summer fun. Most, if not all, of these events earn either education or volunteer hours.


Landscape Design with Native Plants

Presented by Cheryl Gross, president of Plant It Wild and Advanced Extension Master Gardener

Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30 pm  Potluck and socializing begins at 6 pm

Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road, Traverse City, MI 49685

All Master Gardeners and the public are invited.  A $5 donation from non- members is appreciated.

Hot Plants for 2018!

Presented by Heidi Grasman of Garden Crossings Nursery in Holland, MI and Proven Winners

Joint Program with the Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park.

Wednesday, March 14th 2018 at7 p.m. at the Visitor Center, 1490 RedDrive, Traverse City.  

*Reservations required*

Growing and Cooking with Herbs

Presented by Julie Krist, past president of Michigan Herb Associates, founder of Herbal Renewal and Advanced Master Gardener 

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 at 6:30 pm  Potluck and socializing begins at 6 pm

Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Street, Traverse City


Boardman River Nature Center

Annual Native Seedling Sale Pre-Orders

March 1-30   

Visit or call 231-941-0960 to place an order.

Successfully Choosing & Planting Seedlings Workshop

March 13, 5:30-7:30 pm

Planting Native Gardens to Beautiful your Landscape & to Promote Backyard Habitat

April 10, 5:30-7:30 pm, Vern Stephens, Designs By Nature, Free


The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

Hip House Plants

Saturday, Mar 10th 1-3pm  by Julia Hoffley  Charge: $10       

Proven Winners for 2018

Wednesday Mar 14th BG is pleased to partner with Master Gardeners bringing Heidi Grasman to talk about Hot Plants for 2018.  Class is FREE and will be at the Botanic Garden .

Growing and Caring for Bonsai Trees

Wednesday Apr 4th 7-9pm   by Linda Schubert &  Janet Kivell  FREE.

Growing and Caring for Orchids

Wednesday, Apr 11th  7-9pm Growing and Caring for Orchids by Jim Scrivener  FREE      

Straw Bale Gardening

Wednesday, Apr 18th  7-9pm  by Carlleen Rose  FREE

*Note:  All classes will be held at the Botanic Garden Visitor Center.  Pre-registration and tickets are required for all events due to space and are available on the website.


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