Slayton Arboretum visitors planting a tree on Arbor Day.

Programs & Events

For more details, contact Laurie Rosenberg, Program Coordinator, [email protected]517-607-2241.

Slayton Arboretum Plant Sale

Thank you to all who supported the plant sale fundraiser to benefit our children’s summer programs! If you would like to check the information on the plants you purchased, click here for a list of full list of the plants and information about their growing conditions.

Stories in the Garden for Preschoolers

Stories in the Garden Program 2019

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.

  • Nov. 5, 2019 Topic: Potatoes and Other Plant Harvest, Book: Oliver’s Vegetables
  • Dec. 9, 2019 Topic: Birds, Book: Birds In Winter

Slayton Arboretum Public Programs

Autumn in Arb

Note: event has been rescheduled to October 19, 2019

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: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Cost: Free, donations welcome.

Winter Lights Fest

December 7, 2019

The Barber House Children’s Garden will be illuminated by thousands of lights, creating a winter wonderland through which visitors can stroll, listen to carols and look for clues to a scavenger hunt game. There will be hot chocolate for warming up inside, and you can make an ornament to take home.
Ages: Adults and children of all ages.
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: Free, donations welcome.

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