Images of gardens.

Join the Horticulture Cafe: Southwest Michigan Garden Party!

Mondays 6 - 7:15 p.m. EST

Online via Zoom 

 For Extension Master Gardeners of District 13 counties (Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren).


Join MSU Extension Horticulture staff Christopher Imler and Wrifton Graham and your fellow EMG volunteers for some casual camaraderie and exploration! These hour-long events will feature a time of sharing, the latest Extension Master Gardener news, and also a look at some beautiful public gardens. Packed with photos, you will be delighted and inspired by the presentations from Senior MSU Extension Horticulture Educator Rebecca Finneran.

TOPICS featured:
February 8: A dazzling and renowned pleasure garden in the east known as Chanticleer, in Wayne, PA.
March 8: An amazing public garden closer to home - Olbrich Gardens in Madison, WI.

Cost: FREE! All participants must register online in advance.  

Registration Deadlines:
February 8: Please register no later than Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST
March 8: Please register no later than Saturday, March 6, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST

Note: Registration is required for each session. March 8 session registration will open after February 8.

How to Connect: Registrants will receive an email message the day prior to the event which will contain the virtual event link and Zoom instructions. (Be sure to check your Inbox and Spam folders for this email.)

Technology Requirements: Below are recommendations for the optimal interactive online learning experience:
   *  A computer, laptop, or tablet with the latest version of your browser
   *  A reliable, internet connection - broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
   *  Webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USP plug-in
   *  Speakers and a microphone - built-in or USB plug-in

First-time Zoom users: Never used Zoom before? No worries. Registrants will be emailed an overview of how to get started, complete with screenshots. Plus, there’s a helpline to contact if you encounter any difficulties.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Chris Imler at or Wrifton Graham at