Just in time for spring planting, the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan hosts a morning with Britain’s acclaimed horticulturalist Graham Rice. Mr. Rice presents “Transatlantic Perennials,” a look at perennials in the wild and their selection and development into garden plants on both sides of the Atlantic. He also lectures on "The New Perennials," which highlights new additions to the perennial world. If your note taking isn’t what it used to be, Q-and-A sessions follow each lecture.

Graham Rice is an award-winning garden writer and an acknowledged expert on perennials and annuals. Trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Rice has written for all the major British gardening magazines and many daily and Sunday papers. He is the winner of five writing awards and is also an accomplished photographer.

The Deets

Where: Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay

When: Saturday, May 2nd, 9am-noon

Admission: $45 advance, $50 at the door

More info: 231-386-5679, mganm.org


Catch a bite at the new Boones North Country Grill & Pub, 402 N. St. Joseph’s St. $10 gets you a burger (freshly ground on site), homemade soup and a beverage. For an extra kick, try their homemade Seafood Gumbo. 231-271-5000.