Classes & Events

The garden is open year round, and we have a ton of great events lined up!  Keep checking back to learn more about what's happening!

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2014 Christmas Walk

 

Don't miss the annual light display in Dow Gardens! Stroll through the pathways lined with luminaries. See trees and bridges beautifully illuminated. Listen to choirs and musical ensembles perform Christmas music. Activities include a visit from real live reindeer. This is a free family event! There is no charge for admission. 

 

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11TH

5:00PM - 7:30PM

Real live reindeer with music beginning at 5:30PM

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12TH

5:00PM - 7:30PM

Real live reindeer with music beginning at 5:30PM

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

5:00PM - 7:3PM 

Ice sculpting, in action, near the Dow Gardens barn with music beginning at 5:30PM

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19TH

5:00PM - 7:30PM

Silent nights (music in conservatory only) illuminated pathways and a glass blowing demonstration

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20TH

5:00PM - 7:30PM

Silent nights (music in conservatory only) illuminated pathways

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Winter Walking Club

October 13th - February 28th

 

Register today to join the Dow Gardens winter walking club!  Each time you walk (more than 10 minutes) you'll receive 1% off of your gift shop purchases. Participants may accumulate a total of 20% before working on subsequent discounts.  Gift shop items include Michigan-made candles, sweaters, hats, gloves, toys, books, and gardening products. Learn more by downloading the brochure (pdf.) 

 

 

 

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Friday Storytime

Fridays at 10:00AM

 

Join in the fun with nature-themed stories, crafts, and more!  Open to all ages with a parent.  Storytime is held on Fridays, at 10:00AM, throughout the year with a short pause during our Butterflies and Bloom Exhibit. Storytime will not be held on Friday, November 28th or Friday, December 26th. 

 

 

 

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Snow Much to Do

Winter, 2014-2015

 

There's "Snow" much to do in Midland this holiday season! Would you like a list of exciting wintry events? Visit the Midland Area Marketing Partnership's website to learn more!

 

 

 

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Winter Beekeeping Series

 

Discover the amazing world of honey bees and beekeeping in this 3-part winter series.  Spots are limited! Call (989) 631-2677 to register or email entomologist Elly Maxwell maxwell@dowgardens.org with questions. 

 

Tales of a First Year Beekeeper - January 8 6-8PM -  No cost

 

Hive Building Workshop - January 24 10-2PM - $150.00 includes cost of building supplies

 

Snelgrove and Advance Frame Workshop - February 12 6-8PM - $25.00 per board

 

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Know and Grow Seminar

Saturday, February 21st 2015

 

Make plans to attend The Dow Gardens Know and Grow Seminar! You'll hear from top-notch speakers, right here in Mid Michigan, and spend a winter day dreaming of spring. 

 

For more information, or to register, click below! To download and/or print the brochure CLICK HERE (pdf).

 

 

 

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Butterflies in Bloom

Begins February 27th, 2015

 

This interactive exhibit features thousands of brilliantly-colored butteflies, from countries around the world, emerging from their chrysalis, feeding, and flying all within the tropical environment of the Dow Gardens conservatory.

 

Included with admission or purchase of 2015 annual pass (just $10.00 for the year.)

 

 

 

 

 

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