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Join us on Wednesday, April 11th, from 7:00pm-9:00pm with Northwestern Michigan Orchid Society's Jan Rygwelski and Jim Scrivener for an evening learning the art of growing and caring for orchids.

There is no fee for this class. Free will donations are greatly appreciated and will support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.

Join presenters and orchid enthusiasts Jan Rygwelski and Jim Scrivener for a lovely presentation introducing gardeners to the art of growing and caring for the alluring orchid.

Jan and Jim will share with us the basic needs of orchids – water, light, temperature, humidity and air movement. Information on potting and potting media as well as pests and pest management will be covered. Questions will be welcomed!

Connect with fellow northern Michigan orchid enthusiasts in the official Northwestern Michigan Orchid Society Facebook Group!

About our presenters, Jan Rygwelski and Jim Scrivener:

Jan Rygwelski is a master gardener and the current secretary of the Northwestern Michigan Orchid Society. Jan was lucky enough to meet someone with an orchid greenhouse who let her help repot orchids and give her excess plants. Jan has been growing orchids ever since.

Jim Scrivener is the current president of the Northwestern Michigan Orchid Society. He fell into orchids when his wife attended the first NMOS orchid show in Traverse City. She came home with 5 orchids and joined the society. It wasn’t long before she had 35 plants and needed Jim to help care for them. The orchid addiction hit and Jim has been hooked ever since.

Venue Information

1490 Red Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 935-4077
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The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park


1490 Red Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 935-4077

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