Native Habitat Experiences

We open our garden to the public, free of charge, twice a year – the Saturday after Memorial Day and the third Saturday in August – for self-guided garden tours and other programs.  We also offer private, guided tours of our own gardens as well as of native plant habitats at Balduck Park and Belle Isle upon request.

 

We offer a clematis pruning workshop, on demand, the first Saturday in May.

We hold our annual Holiday Open House the first Saturday in December.

 

12th Annual Spring Garden Tour

May 30, 2020 10:00am - 2:00pm

Designed as a teaching and learning space, Cheryl's garden includes numerous Clematis and over 200 species of native plants. Become acquainted with some lesser-known small-flowering species Clematis varieties and the beauties of our native flora.

 

The tour - which is free and open to the public – also features locally-made garden art. We will be featuring prints and notecards by Notable Greetings, wired glass vases from Puddingstone and Black Cat Pottery’s garden-inspired art, as well as a limited selection of seasonally-appropriate native plants. Join us at 10:30am for a guided habitat tour through the property.

Location: Black Cat Pottery, 3903 Grayton St, Detroit, MI 48224

10th Annual Summer Garden Tour

Aug 15, 2020 at 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cheryl's life-long love of Clematis and more recent obsession with native plants are both immediately apparent as you arrive at her garden. The garden in summer is a sight to behold, filled with blossoms and buzzing with native pollinators.

The tour - which is free and open to the public – also features locally-made garden art. We will be featuring prints and notecards by Notable Greetings, wired glass vases from Puddingstone and Black Cat Pottery’s garden-inspired art, as well as a limited selection of seasonally-appropriate native plants. Join us at 10:30am for a guided habitat tour through the property.

Location: Black Cat Pottery, 3903 Grayton St, Detroit, MI 48224

11th Annual Holiday Open House

Dec 5, 2020 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join Cheryl English’s Black Cat Pottery for a day of holiday cheer. Visit the studio, meet the artist and fulfill your last-minute gift needs with handmade art for the home and garden! Join us for some holiday cheer and finish your last minute gift-giving needs! Bring a friend and spread the word!

Location: Black Cat Pottery, 3903 Grayton St, Detroit, MI 48224

Private Garden Tour - Contact Cheryl to Schedule

Book a private guided tour for your group!

Learn about the plants that populate a native garden on a small urban lot. Cheryl's garden was featured in the July 2009 issue of Michigan Gardener, a publication for which she has also written about Clematis and native plants.

The private tour lasts one to two hours.

Location: Black Cat Pottery, 3903 Grayton St, Detroit, MI 48224

Clematis Pruning Workshop - Contact Cheryl to Schedule

Long perceived as “difficult” or “temperamental”, Clematis are actually proven performers that can give years of gardening delight. Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn about the care and culture of these garden gems and specific pruning techniques and concerns for various species and hybrids. Bring your favorite (by-pass) pruners and a chair.

 

$15 pre-paid/nonrefundable registration includes one hour of instruction, an hour of supervised hands-on experience, refreshments and a comprehensive hand-out. Pre-enrollment required. Two hours of education for Master Gardeners.

Location: Black Cat Pottery, 3903 Grayton St, Detroit, MI 48224

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