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accept June 2015, Call for Artists.

Leila Arboretum Ash Tree Art &
Chainsaw Sculpture Competition

"Fantasy Forest...All Creatures, Wood and Tall"

shape_square Ash Tree Sculptures Fund Raiserpdf

During the week of June 13-20, 2015, chainsaw sculptors and other artists from around the nation will descend upon Battle Creek and begin transforming the remnants of once-towering Ash Trees in the Arboretum into something completely new, different and unique - a sculpture park.

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accept Master Gardener Class 2015.


Do you want to learn to garden, or become a better gardener? Registration is now open for the next Master Gardener class in southwest Michigan. If you would like to learn more about gardening, this class is for you!

Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 9:00 pm beginning January 21 and continuing through April 29, 2015.

Location: Kalamazoo RESA (1819 East Milham Avenue) in Portage.

Each class will be taught by educators with extensive horticultural experience.

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Hours of Operation

Office: 8am - 5pm weekdays.

Children's Garden: Closed for the season, Open again April 2015.

Leila Arboretum: Daily from Dawn to Dusk.

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 There are no daily admission or parking fees for either Leila Arboretum or the Children's Garden.

 There are fees for Grounds Rental and there may be some fees for special events.

 There are fees for Guided Tour Group Visits / Classes / Summer Break Camps at the Children's Garden. Please check the Children's Garden pages for more information.

We are running two web sites in one, Leila Arboretum and Children's Garden. Whenever you are in the Children's Garden section of the site you will see a special logo at the top of the page. Anytime you wish to return to the main Leila Arboretum section you can click on the 'Home' button at the top of the page.

 Leila Arboretum Society believes in your privacy, we do not use tracking of any type on our web site.
 You do not need a Facebook account to view basic postings on our Facebook page.