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National Calendar of Events

American Society of Botanical Art Events
https://www.asba-art.org/

University of Delaware Botanical Garden Events
University of Delaware Botanical Garden
College of Natural & Agricultural Resources
152 Townsend Hall
University of DE, Newark, DE 19716.
302 831-0153, http://ag.udel.edu/udbg/

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Events
Now thru August 20 - Exhibit: Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State
exhibition featuring internationally renowned artist/ activist Ai Weiwei. More than 30 works of ceramics, silk, bamboo and wood sited in galleries, conservatories, public spaces, auditorium.
March 1 thru ? - Annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming Exhibition
More than 7,000 tropical butterflies will arrive from Africa, Asia, South America and Central America. Butterflies Are Blooming is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. Approximately 60 colorful species will fly freely in the 5-story, 15,000 square-foot Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. At 85 degrees and 70% humidity, this balmy environment mimics tropical regions that the butterflies call home. More than 1,000 pupae arrive weekly. Visitors can watch as chrysalides and cocoons are placed in Butterfly Bungalow, where adult butterflies and moths emerge. The Caterpillar Room features Monarch caterpillars. Visitors can watch as they feed on milkweed plants.
March 4 & 18 - Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet 10 & 12:30
Choreographed by Attila Mosolygo, performed by members of Grand Rapids Ballet Junior Company and narrated by Errol Shewman. Performance highlights characteristics of butterflies through dance. Told through the eyes of a newly emerged butterfly. Participate in dance activities before performance; photo-ops on stage with dancers afterward. Register: www.MeijerGardens.org or 616-975-3144. An American Sign Language interpreter at 10am performance on March 18 (Reservations for this service are required: 616-975-3144 by March 17). Fee.
Tuesday Night Lights - until 9pm
Bring your flashlight to see nightlife in Tropical Conservatory. Included with admission
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
888-957-1580, 616-957-1580, info@meijergardens.org
www.meijergardens.org/

The Garden Conservancy Events
Self-guided tour. Rain or shine. $7 per garden; children under 12 free. Discount tickets available online in advance; they never expire. Use at any Open Days nationwide. No reservations required.
Open Days Program
The Garden Conservancy
P.O. Box 219
11 Old Postal Road
Cold Spring, NY 10516
(845) 265-5384, 1-888-842-2442 M-F 9-5 EST
www.gardenconservancy.org or www.opendaysprogram.org

The Stone Foundation Events
Stone Foundation
PO Box 4555
Arcata, CA
www.stonefoundation.org

Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden Events
January 28 - Fruit Tree Pruning 101 10-Noon
Optimize performance from your fruit trees according to your own needs and the specific environment in which the trees are growing. Spotlight: the pruning of fruit tree varieties appropriate to North Coast climate, specifically apples, pears, and select stone fruits. Learn how time of year and type of pruning cut can greatly influence the success of your fruit trees. We will cover a complete year’s cycle of tree growth – from the tree’s perspective as well as our own. Gardens Meeting Room with Di Scott with 18 years of coastal orchard experience and lifetime of horticultural knowledge. Class size limited; sign up: 707-964-4352 ext. 16 or in person at The Garden Store at MCBG.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 N. Highway 1
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
(707) 964-4352, www.gardenbythesea.org
info@gardenbythesea.org

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library Events
December 18 - Yuletide Family Concert 1
Award-winning Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band performs holiday favorites. Singing encouraged! Fee. Reservations encouraged: 800.448.3883. Fee. In Copeland Lecture Hall
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19735
800.448.3883, www.winterthur.org

Ladew Topiary Gardens Events
Ladew Topiary Gardens
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111
www.ladewgardens.com

Missouri Botanical Garden Events
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd.
South St. Louis
Info: www.mobot.org,

The Cultural Landscape Foundation Events
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
1711 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20009
Info: 202.483.0553, www.tclf.org

Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists Events
Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA
206) 543-8616

Cincinnati Horticultural Society Events
Cincinnati Horticultural Society
11887 N. Lebanon Rd.
Loveland, OH 45140
http://cincinnatihorticulturalsociety.com/
513.677.3499, uliesinger73@gmail.com, jheichert@fuse.net

American Horticultural Society Events
American Horticultural Society
7931 East Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, VA 22308
Phone: (703) 768-5700 www.ahsgardening.org

Noyo Chapter of American Rhododendron Society Events
Noyo Chapter ARS
http://www.noyochapterars.com/
grounds@gardenbythesea.org

All-America Selections Events
All-American Selections
www.aas-ngb.org

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Events
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
101 Ferry Rd, Bristol RI 02809
401.253.2707, www.blithewold.org

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