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Meadow Brook in Bloom

Sun, 06/25/2017
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri, 06/30/2017
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Meadow Brook Hall
350 Estate Drive
Rochester, MI 48309
United States
248-364-6252



Meadow Brook Hall’s Meadow Brook in Bloom runs June 25 through June 30, 2017,  a week-long series of community events and a special house and garden tour that celebrates all things floral at The Great Estate.  Floral arrangements are provided by Emerald City Designs.

Visitors can tour elegant rooms featuring fresh flowers while gaining insight into the fascinating life of the Dodge-Wilson family through fashion, photos and tablescapes, from Frances Dodge’s ice blue wedding dress to her trend-setting debut, complete with black orchids. Included on the tour will be The Hall’s original flower room which was once used by the head groundskeeper to arrange flowers to display throughout the house. And for the first time, visitors can see the French guest room bathroom decorated with lavender, yellow and aqua Rookwood tiles.  Guests can also explore The Estate’s sixteen gardens and expansive grounds during this self-guided tour.

Meadow Brook in Bloom includes several garden-related events and programs:

Children’s Garden Scavenger Hunt
June 27 from 1p.m. – 3p.m.
The kids will have the run of the estate as they walk the butterfly network path, try to find Matilda’s favorite rose, and unlock clues on a scavenger hunt through the gardens.  Cost to participate in the Children’s Scavenger Hunt is $10 per child (ages 3-12, children 2 and under are free).

The Art of the Bloom Garden Gala fundraiser 
June 28 from 11a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Begins in the formal garden with a signature cocktail, music and premium raffle packages. Following the reception guests will dine in the elegant garden tent and enjoy a special program by world renowned floral designer Hitomi Gilliam, AIFD, who will present: “Nouveau Fleur, A New Direction in Floral Design.” Tickets are $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of eight. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Meadow Brook gardens.

Gardening Workshop
June 29 from 9a.m.-1p.m.
Featuring award-winning horticulturist Melinda Myers who will present “Easy and Affordable Landscape Makeovers.”  The program also includes a presentation by Proven Winners experts John Gaydos and Stacy Hirvela. John will provide a sneak peek of the new Proven Winners plants for 2018, and Stacy will teach you how to enjoy abundant beautiful blooms year after year in her talk: “Hydrangeas Demystified.” Guests will also enjoy lunch and the Meadow Brook in Bloom tour.  Tickets are $75 per person and include a Proven Winners plant and goody bag.

Reservations are required for all Meadow Brook in Bloom special events.  To make a reservation call (248) 364-6252 or purchase tickets online at www.meadowbrookhall.org.

Meadow Brook in Bloom, is open to the public from Sunday, June 25 through Friday, June 30, 2017. Tour hours are Sunday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admittance at 4 p.m.), with the exception of Friday, June 30, last admittance will be at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $7 for youth ages 3 - 17 (accompanied by an adult); children age 2 and under are free. On Tuesday seniors age 62 and older will receive $3 off admission. All tours are self-guided and reservations are not required.

Meadow Brook Hall is fully self-funded, relying on special events such as Meadow Brook in Bloom for the preservation and interpretation of this National Historic Landmark. For more information about the Meadow Brook in Bloom, call (248) 364-6200 or visit meadowbrookhall.org

 

Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, Meadow Brook Hall represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival style architecture in America, and is especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale of 88,000 square-feet. It was the center of a country estate that included 1,500 acres, numerous farm buildings, recreational facilities, several residences and formal gardens.

Named a National Historic Landmark in 2012, Meadow Brook Hall strives to preserve and interpret its architecture, landscape, and fine and decorative art so that visitors may be entertained, educated and inspired by history.

Public event highlighting Proven Winners Shrubs ­

Wed, 07/12/2017
Wed, 07/12/2017
The Bradley Estate
2468B Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
United States

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places – nearly 25,000 acres – all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

Through more than 100 years of hard work and high standards, The Trustees have built a sterling reputation and a stunning physical legacy.

Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. We need to tap the wellspring of people’s joy – in their communities, their heritage, and the natural world – and mobilize a whole new generation to care.


Presenter - Stacey Hirvela
Horticulturist & Author ~ Spring Meadow Nursery

Bio:
After working as landscaper while she earned her degree in linguistics from the University of Michigan, Stacey Hirvela realized her calling was in the garden. She attended the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture in Bronx, New York, interning as a rooftop gardener in Manhattan for designer Jeff Mendoza. Upon graduation, she became the second female to serve as horticulturist at the former Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park. In 2005, she joined the editorial team at Martha Stewart Living, where she developed, wrote, and edited garden content for the magazine and co-hosted Homegrown, a call-in program on Sirius Satellite Radio. In 2011, she joined the marketing team at Spring Meadow Nursery, the company behind Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs, located in West Michigan. Stacey aims to educate and inspire gardeners of all levels of skill and experience. She published her first book, Edible Spots and Pots, in March 2014.

Topic: Pruning and Shrub Care

Trial Gardens at UGA's Public Open House 2017

Sat, 07/15/2017
9 a.m.
Thu, 06/15/2017
12 p.m.
Trial Gardens at University of Georgia -UGA
220 West Green Street
Athens, GA 30602
United States
Juliet Swanson

The Trial Gardens at UGA Public Open House 2017

 

Athens, Ga –The 35th annual Trial Gardens at UGA Public Open House will be on Saturday, July 15h from 9am to 12pm.
The Trial Gardens’ Public Open House is an event for people of all ages to enjoy and everyone is invited!!!

 

 

 

At Public Open House, there will be vendors such as Maisie Loo from UGArden selling herbal teas, garden tours and more. The Trial Garden is in full bloom and filled with annuals, perennials, containers and hanging baskets due to the outstanding effort of our master gardeners, student workers and our new garden manager, Brandon Coker. Come and see the garden!

Dr. Ruter, the Director of the Trial Gardens and a professor of the Horticulture Department at UGA will be there to lead tours of the garden as well as sell and sign his newest book Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast. The book is for sale for $30. A $5 donation is requested upon entry which is applied to help sustain our endeavors (please make checks out to UGA).

School is out for summer, and parking is available at the McPhaul Parking lot across from the Stegeman Coliseum. For more information about the open house, parking, and directions, please email at  trial-gardens@uga.edu We look forward to seeing everyone there!

 

 

 

 

 

Parking Map

Trial Gardens at UGA's Public Open House 2017

Sat, 07/15/2017
9 a.m.
Thu, 06/15/2017
12 p.m.
Trial Gardens at University of Georgia -UGA
220 West Green Street
Athens, GA 30602
United States
Juliet Swanson

The Trial Gardens at UGA Public Open House 2017

 

Athens, Ga –The 35th annual Trial Gardens at UGA Public Open House
Saturday, July 15h from 9am to 12pm.

The Trial Gardens’ Public Open House is an event for people
of all ages to enjoy and everyone is invited!!!

 

 

 

At Public Open House, there will be vendors such as Maisie Loo from UGArden selling herbal teas, garden tours and more. The Trial Garden is in full bloom and filled with annuals, perennials, containers and hanging baskets due to the outstanding effort of our master gardeners, student workers and our new garden manager, Brandon Coker. Come and see the garden!

Dr. Ruter, the Director of the Trial Gardens and a professor of the Horticulture Department at UGA will be there to lead tours of the garden as well as sell and sign his newest book Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast. The book is for sale for $30. A $5 donation is requested upon entry which is applied to help sustain our endeavors (please make checks out to UGA).

School is out for summer, and parking is available at the McPhaul Parking lot across from the Stegeman Coliseum. For more information about the open house, parking, and directions, please email at  trial-gardens@uga.edu We look forward to seeing everyone there!

 

 

 

 

 

Parking Map

An Evening In The Gardens of Matter Park

Fri, 07/21/2017
4:00 pm
Fri, 07/21/2017
10:00 pm
The Gardens at Matter Park
1899 N. Matter Park Rd.
Marion, IN 46952
United States

Friday, July 21 from 4pm - 10pm in The Gardens of Matter Park in Marion, IN.

Enjoy Artisans, Entertainment, Garden Professionals, National Garden Speakers from Mackinac Island, Four Star Greenhouse in Michigan and Amazing Culinary Delights. Wrap up a beautiful evening with the sounds from local artist Jessie Brown, and don't forget to bring your chair.

For more information and for tickets visits - https://www.friendsofthegardens.us/

SPEAKERS:

Pat Seibel
Willow Greenhouse
5:00pm in Garden House

Topic:
Oh my ! … Why does Proven Winners keep coming out with new plants? … I can’t keep up
What does a new plant really mean and what can they really do or is this just marketing hype?
Where am I ever going to find my precious Vermillionaire and how do I attract more?
It’s now July, why the sam hill would I plant an annual today?
How can I get that lousy Endless to bloom, mine fizzled out about May?
Does the dessert menu come with plants or why do I get so hungry looking at plant names?
If this guy throws out a top ten list I’ll be rich cause the odds are he’ll go way over that number
Trying to decide, what makes the perfect combo
My wife tells me I can’t put those colors together because they are on the wrong parts of the color wheel
 


Jack Barnwell
Barnwell Landscape and Garden Service, Mackinac Island and C3 Garden, Marco Island
6:30pm in Garden House

Topic: "The Rhythm of Great Garden Design"
A new presentation that will talk about the relationship between your favorite song and your favorite garden spaces.
You will also learn about the story of Mackinac and Marco Isalnd gardens and will plan to do some container demos and highlight container design too.

Click here to see of of Jack Barnwell's favorite Proven Winners plants

Speaker tickets are $30 and this includes both speakers one at 5pm, one at 6:30 includes your $5 entry and includes the garden tours!
Purchase your tickets at: www.FriendsOfTheGardens.us
Pay . Print receipt . pick tickets up at entry tent/WILLCALL….there is only one entry tent – can’t miss it.
Golf cart service is available to pick attendees up from their cars and deliver them to the entry tent and then to return them to their cars when their evening is complete.
 
55 min drive from Fort Wayne (55 miles from Northwest side)
1 hour drive from Indianapolis (81 miles from downtown Indy)
3 hour drive from Chicago (175 miles)

 

Public event highlighting Proven Winners Perennials

Wed, 07/26/2017
Wed, 07/26/2017
The Bradley Estate
2468B Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
United States

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places – nearly 25,000 acres – all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

Through more than 100 years of hard work and high standards, The Trustees have built a sterling reputation and a stunning physical legacy.

Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. We need to tap the wellspring of people’s joy – in their communities, their heritage, and the natural world – and mobilize a whole new generation to care.


Walters Gardens, Inc.

In 1942, Dennis Walters was hired by Dena Knoll to work in the fields of the Knoll family farm. Dena Knoll had a small perennial business that she shared with her mother and daughter, Harriet. Within a few years, Dennis and Harriet became attached and were married. This began the enterprise known as Knoll and Walters Perennials. This business was so successful that Dennis was able to bring his four brothers into the growing operation. When Dena retired, the company was re-branded as Walters Gardens.

Dena Knoll's 5-acre farm has grown to 1,500 acres and we're in the process of expanding our 500,000 square feet of greenhouses. Our commitments to high quality plants and genetics have led to an expansive collection of Walters Gardens introduced varieties and a close relationship with the Proven Winners® brand. We produce almost 20 million perennial plants a year now, a big step forward from 1946. Walters Gardens is still family owned and run. We haven't lost sight of our (bare) roots or the values that made this company what it is.

Presenter: Evan Elenbaas
President of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Open House - Vidosh North Landscape

Thu, 07/27/2017
Thu, 07/27/2017
Vidosh North Landscape
8860 Horton Bay Rd.
Petoskey, MI 49770
United States

July 27th - Open House - Vidosh North Landscape. One of our Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professionals, Donn Vidosh, has planned an
Open House to show his new facility and to promote his designation as a Proven Winnners Certified Landscape Professional.

Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow - Homestead Gardens Horticultural Center

Thu, 09/14/2017
Thu, 09/14/2017
Homestead Gardens Horticultural Center
743 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
United States

September 14th - Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow - Homestead Gardens Horticultural Center. This event targets landscape professionals and will consist of Proven Winners presenters as well as presentations by landscape industry professionals. More information soon.

Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow - Springhouse Gardens

Thu, 09/21/2017
Thu, 09/21/2017
Springhouse Gardens Garden Center & Landscape Services
185 Catnip Hill Rd
Nicholasville, KY 40356
United States

September 21st - Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow - Springhouse Gardens. Targeting landscape professionals, we¹ve combined with KNLA's Summer Retreat for a day at Springhouse Gardens in Nicholasville, KY. We've planned presentations from Four Star Greenhouse, Spring Meadow Nursery and Walters Gardens and will have more details soon.

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