Programs & Events

Programs & Events

For more details, contact Laurie Rosenberg, Program Coordinator, lrosenberg@hillsdale.edu517-607-2241.

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Stories in the Garden for Preschoolers

Children ages 3-6 and an accompanying adult. Program includes story, songs, nature activities, craft and snack. Fun for kids and parents too!

Time and Place: 10:00 – 11:30 AM, first Tues. of each month. Meet at the Barber House on Hillsdale St.

Cost: $1.00 per child for each program, space is limited, registration required one week prior. Register for one program or the whole series! Call the Arboretum at 517-607-2241 to register or send in the registration form.

  • Sept. 4, Topic: Butterflies and other insects, Book: Oh My, A Butterfly
  • Oct. 2, Topic: Seeds, Book: A Seed Is Sleepy
  • Nov. 6, Topic: Apples, Book: Our Apple Tree
  • Dec.4, Topic: Trees, Book: Tell Me Tree

Slayton Arboretum Public Programs

Children’s Garden Open House and Lawn Party

Sat. Sept. 8th

Join us for a celebration of the Barber House Children’s Garden which will be a riot of color, motion, sound and scents. This will be a great time to visit if you have always wanted to know more about the Garden and would like to meet and socialize with the folks who make it happen. We’ll sample herbal teas and garden treats, and try our hands at some lawn games. Don’t forget to wear your best outdoor party hat! Meet at the Barber House on Hillsdale Street.

Ages: Adults and children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM

Autumn in Arb

October 6

Visit the arboretum while it is decked out in its colorful foliage finery! Hike the trails and look for fall treasures, plant bulbs, and make a fall craft to take home. Meet at the Arb entrance on Barber Drive.

Ages: Adults and children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 1:0 0 – 3:00 PM
Cost: Free, donations welcome.

Winter Lights Fest

December 8

The Barber House Children’s Garden will be illuminated by thousands of lights, creating a winter wonderland through which visitors can stroll and kids can explore with a winter scavenger hunt. There will be hot chocolate for warming up inside, and you can make an ornament to take home. Poinsettias will be on sale for $10, with profits benefitting the Arboretum.

Ages: Adults and children of all ages. Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Cost: Free, donations welcome.

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