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accept June 2015, Call for Artists.

Leila Arboretum Ash Tree Art &
Chainsaw Sculpture Competition

"Fantasy Forest...All Creatures, Wood and Tall"

During the week of June 13-20, 2015, chainsaw sculptors and other artists from around the nation will descend upon Battle Creek and begin transforming the remnants of once-towering Ash Trees in the Arboretum into something completely new, different and unique - a sculpture park.

shape_square Ash Tree Sculptures Informationpdf

shape_square Photos of Ash Trees to be used.

shape_square Ash Tree Call for Artists Informationpdf

accept August 2nd & 6th, Discovering Dinosaurs.

Join us in the Children's Garden to take a closer look at fossils of dinosaurs big and small. See if you have what it takes to discover dinosaurs!
(Saturday LIVE animal presentation)

Wednesday Event 10:00am - 12:00pm, Saturday Event 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

accept August 16th & 20th, Butterfly Day.

Learn about butterfly life cycles, the fascinating migration routes of some butterflies and which flowers you should plant to attract butterflies.
(Saturday LIVE animal presentation)

Wednesday Event 10:00am - 12:00pm, Saturday Event 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

accept August 23, Beat in the Creek 2014.

Beat in the creek

Leila Arboretum - 928 W. Michigan Avenue
Tickets: $17.00 Advance - $20.00 @ Gate
4:00pm until 9:30pm
Tickets Available @ Mildred's Boutique - 15 W. Michigan, Battle Creek, MI.
(Call: 269 274-9418 or 269 209-4844 for more info)

shape_square 2014 Beat in the Creek Flyerpdf

Hours of Operation

Office: 8am - 5pm weekdays.

Children's Garden: Open for the season, 7 April 2014.
Weekdays: 9am - 5pm (Apr - Oct), Saturdays: 10am - 3pm (June - Sept)

Leila Arboretum: Daily from Dawn to Dusk.

shape_square Location Map
shape_square Arboretum Grounds Mappdf
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 There are no daily admission or parking fees for either Leila Arboretum or the Children's Garden.

 There are fees for Grounds Rental and there may be some fees for special events.

 There are fees for Guided Tour Group Visits / Classes / Summer Break Camps at the Children's Garden. Please check the Children's Garden pages for more information.

We are running two web sites in one, Leila Arboretum and Children's Garden. Whenever you are in the Children's Garden section of the site you will see a special logo at the top of the page. Anytime you wish to return to the main Leila Arboretum section you can click on the 'Home' button at the top of the page.

 Leila Arboretum Society believes in your privacy, we do not use tracking of any type on our web site.
 You do not need a Facebook account to view basic postings on our Facebook page.