Photo Opportunity – Fernwood Botanical Garden

Fernwood Botanical Garden
& Nature Preserve – 2014

Take Five

fernwoodPatrick Dougherty has completed his stick sculpture adjacent to the South Vista Garden, and it has a name, Take Five. Patrick selected Take Five, because of the five different stick “rooms” that lean into each other to comprise the sculpture. Thank you to all volunteers who had a hand in creating this magnificent work. If you have not seen it yet, consider a visit soon. The sculpture will remain for two years or longer. By the way, Take Five brings Fernwood’s sculpture count to 13, so discover them all on your next visit!

Trillium Weekend
May 3 & 4
TrilliumsFernwood is celebrating spring, trilliums, and wildflowers. Seven trillium species occur naturally in Michigan, and Fernwood boasts four native and several introduced species from other parts of the country. On Saturday, May 3, at 1:30 pm, enjoy a guided walk at Trillium Ravine with Ken Kirton of the Michigan Nature Association. And on Sunday, May 4, at 1:30 pm, walk along Fernwood’s trails with a naturalist. Wander the woods of Fernwood or hop on the Trillium Trolley (small fee) to Trillium Ravine from noon to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. 

Trilliums and other wildflowers will be available for purchase in Fernwood’s Plant Shop. Wildflower photo tips will be offered by members of Fernwood’s photography club. Order a picnic box lunch from the Fernwood Cafe to enjoy on the grounds or the Cafe deck. Box lunches are $10 and must be ordered by Wednesday, April 30.

Check out their website for many other photo opportunities coming in the months ahead.


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