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November 2018

Tree Lighting Ceremony and Bonfire!

November 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us to welcome in the Holiday season.  We will kick off our Garden Lights Aglow display with lights, music, and a big bonfire, great for roasting marshmallows.  Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies, and we will countdown and light the tree. And...a visit from Santa, too!  Free.

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February 2019

Goodwill Garden Registration Open

February 1 @ 8:00 am - May 4 @ 5:00 pm

Want to grow your own fresh, healthy, organic veggies, but you don't have space?  We've got your covered.  You can rent garden plots at the Goodwill Community Garden, located inside Heritage Park between the Knopf House Historical Museum and the Taylor Conservatory. The Goodwill Garden is supported by the 23rd District Court and offers plots to residents of Downriver, and provides thousands of pounds of fresh, organic produce to Fish and Loaves Food Pantry as well. Each garden plot includes…

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Full Moon Bonfire

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a couple of hours socializing in the great outdoors around the bonfire at the Taylor Conservatory.  We'll turn on the holiday lights for the final time and enjoy your company with hot chocolate with marshmallows.  Dress for the weather and we will NOT hold the event if it is raining.

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Fun with Winter Seed Sowing and Plant Seed Swap!

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Winter...the time of year when most of us dream of our lush gardens, flip through seed catalogs and count the days until we can get our hands in the dirt.  You don't have to wait any longer, with this fun and informative class, followed by a Seed Swap! When we say fun, we mean it!  Taught by Monica Milla, queen of fun, flamingoes, and flowers. (She is also a Master Gardener, Master Composter, garden writer and author). Fun with Winter Seed Sowing teaches…

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March 2019

Growing Great Gardens 2019

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Growing Great Gardens Symposium, March 16, 8-4 p.m.  Registration is open for GGG 2019. It's our 11th year of hosting GGG, and it's all about the GREEN--as in learning the latest horticulture tips and tricks from nationally known experts, wearing it, and saving it! This amazing information-packed symposium is just $50 (if you register by February 23). By far, the best value in town. Check out our 2019 Flyer, register online or print out and mail the 2019 GGG Registration for the…

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May 2019

Taylor Conservatory Plant Sale

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for our annual celebration of all things plants, just in time for Mother's Day.  We have a great selection of perennials, garden art and gifts for mom (or you!), with all proceeds benefitting the Gardens.  Come have some fun, buy some neat plants and eat some free cake in honor of National Public Gardens Day, too!  The main sale is Saturday, but we will be there on Sunday, too, so stop on by! Interested in herbs? Check out…

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The Healing Power of Herbs

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-Registration required.  Register here or call 888-383-4108.

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June 2019

Music & Art In the Gardens Kick Off and Car Show!

June 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Calling all cruisers, music lovers and fans of the great outdoors! Our 2019 Music & Art in the Gardens Summer Concert Series begins with a bang, with the larger-than-life sound of Big Ray and the Motor City Kings, a Detroit area musical group performing blues, classic rock, soul, and Motown. Led by Big Ray Haywood’s high energy vocals and saxophone playing, their act offers an energetic and danceable repertoire supported by guitar, keyboard, and saxophone soloists. Together they create an amazing…

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Music & Art in the Gardens 2019-Lady Sunshine & The X Band

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lady Sunshine and the X Band (Blues, Funk and R & B)  Lady Sunshine was born to sing the blues. Born on a plantation near the Mississippi Delta in West Helena, Arkansas, Lady Sunshine grew up singing gospel music as a little girl and is definitely the 'real deal'! Sunshine is the consummate entertainer and that deep soulful southern hunger that drives her is apparent both on and off the stage through her heartfelt originals and down-to-earth demeanor. She moved to Ann…

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Music & Art in the Gardens 2019-Laura Rain & the Caesars

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

June 19, Laura Rain & the Caesars (Funk, Soul and R&B). Detroit’s Laura Rain and the Caesars transform funky soul and r&b into their own unique vision. Inspired by the spirit of classic recordings of a bygone era, Laura Rain creates her own environment of expression with a powerful and soulful voice. With the 2017 release of the fourth album “Walk with Me”, Laura Rain pushes the envelope of her unique soul music. Channeling inspiration from Detroit’s long history of…

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