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Gardens

Garden Tour Series

Join the Zoo's horticulturists for our Garden Tour Series. Each tour is guided by a Zoo horticulture staff member who will discuss different gardening topics, including: growing tips, best watering practices and much more. Whether you are a seasoned green thumb or gardening greenhorn, there will be something to learn and apply to at-home gardening projects.

Garden Workshop Series

Join us for a hands-on specialty themed take-home workshop! During each two-hour event, a Zoo horticulturist will advise on creation and maintenance of your unique item. Workshops include all necessary materials, a light brunch and specialty (alcoholic and non) drinks.


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Tours and Workshops

Tours

Come Grow With Us

Come Grow with Us

Sunday, January 13 1:00-2:30
Tuesday, March 19 10:30-12:00

Cost: $15 - Members receive a $5 discount
Come Grow with Us – A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Greenhouse and Ziems Conservatory
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of our greenhouse facility; home to a unique variety of plants suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Get a sneak peek at what we have planned for our summer annual displays and take home some tips on how to start and grow healthy annuals, vegetables and indoor foliage plants.
Limited to 15 guests. 
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Workshops

Take-home Terrarium Workshop

Take-home Terrarium Workshop

Saturday, January 19th
10:00 a.m. - noon
Cost: $55 - Members receive a $5 discount
Carson Family Education Center at the Zoo
(Complimentary parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot.) Join us for another round of botany and bubbly at our Take-home Terrarium Workshop! What is a terrarium? A miniature garden planted in a glass container. Bring the beauty and benefits of a garden indoors this winter, when our horticulture staff provide all the materials (plants, soil, decorative items, etc.) and guidance needed to create a personalized terrarium. To fuel your creativity, we will be serving a light brunch of pastries, fresh fruit, mimosas, coffee and more! No experience is necessary, just bring your friends and imagination and leave with your own easy-to-care-for piece of perfection!This event is kid-friendly and open to ages 8 and up.
Limited to 30 guests. Light refreshments, alcoholic and non, will be provided. Due to the limited seating and supplies, no rainchecks or refunds.
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Orchid Workshop

Orchid Workshop

Saturday, February 9th
10:00 a.m. - noon
Cost: $45 - Members receive a $5 discount
Carson Family Education Center at the Zoo
(Complimentary parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot.) Wake up and smell the orchids with us, while also enjoying a light brunch and your choice of regular or accessorized-with-alcohol coffee and hot chocolate. Get the inside scoop and all your questions answered about caring for orchids from special guest speaker, Dennis Seffernick, an orchid judge for the Great Lakes Orchid Judging Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and member of the American Orchid Society and Greater Toledo Orchid Society. At the conclusion, guests will each leave with a beautiful ceramic pot and Phalaenopsis orchid provided by our horticulture staff. Don’t miss this all-about-orchids event!
Limited to 30 guests. Light refreshments, alcoholic and non, will be provided. Due to the limited seating and supplies, no rainchecks or refunds.
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Air Plant Sculpture Workshop

Air Plant Sculpture Workshop

Saturday, March 9th
10:00 a.m. - noon
Cost: $45 - Members receive a $5 discount
Carson Family Education Center at the Zoo
(Complimentary parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot.) Don’t have a green thumb but into stylish sculptural plants? Then this Air Plant (Tillandsia) workshop is perfect for you! These cool, low maintenance, small blooming plants that don’t need soil to grow and can live almost anywhere, making them great for your home. Each guest will be given the guidance from our horticulture staff to make an Air Plant display with several varieties of Tillandsia to take home. All materials will be provided, just bring your friends, have some fun and enjoy a light brunch and your choice of regular or accessorized-with-alcohol coffee and hot chocolate. Don’t miss out on this make and take Air Plant workshop!
Limited to 30 guests. Light refreshments, alcoholic and non, will be provided. Due to the limited seating and supplies, no rainchecks or refunds.
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