Warblers at Warren Dunes. Fernwood naturalist Wendy Jones helps you identify a variety of birds. Sponsored by Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. Meet at Warren Dunes State Park Floral Lane entrance.
8 to 11:30 a.m. $15. Register by May 3 at
Lake Cliff Garden Presentation. Visit a private garden overlooking Lake Michigan that took 17 years to develop. 1 to 2:30 p.m. $10. Sponsored by Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. Register by May 9 at 269-695-6491.
May 11 and 12
Michigan All State Bonsai Show. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids. Info: 616-958-1580 or www.meijergardens.org.
Wild Edible Tasting and Identification. Biologist Jim Meuninck introduces local wild plants that can be legally and safely foraged and eaten. Session includes lecture, DVD program, food sampling and trail walk. Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles. 1 to 4 p.m. $25. Register by May 16: 269-695-6491.
The Tasteful Window Box. Pick up ideas and techniques for planting your window box. Bring your own small window box or container. Filler plants and materials included. Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles. 2 to 3 p.m. $12. Optional: a plant-you-own edible window box or small container session for an additional $10. Register: 269-695-649.
May 25 and 26
Iris Show, sponsored by the Grand Valley Iris Society. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 Beltline Road, Grand Rapids. Info: 616-957-1580 or www.meijergardens.org.
Annual Heartland Alliance Home & Garden Tour. Visit professionally designed homes and gardens in southwestern Michigan’s Harbor Country. Tour benefits the Heartland Alliance. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EDT). $100 online; $125 on the day. To purchase tickets on the day, go to Lovell & Whyte, 14950 Lakeside Road, Lakeside. Info: 312-660-1344 or www.homeandgardentour.com.
June 22 and 23
Spring Rose Show presented by the Grand Valley Rose Society. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids. Info: 616-957-1580 or
Lakeside Garden Walk. Nine unique
gardens that represent Harbor Country within short driving distances of each other (1 to 6 miles). Walk benefits local high school scholarships. Start at the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Lakeside Road, Lakeside. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $35. Info: 773-343-1680 or