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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 Leila Arboretum More Than Breeze Through The Trees.

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Don't get me wrong: The Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek is southwest Michigan's "jewel of nature" with 85 acres of trees, 11 flower gardens, pathways, disc golf course, dramatic hillside pavilion, children's garden, 6,000 foot heated greenhouse and a horticultural training center.
More and more, it's the favorite outdoor public location for weddings and group events.
But few know it's also site of two pioneering programs in urban gardening - one that teaches city residents how to grow and sell produce.

shape_square Link to complete article about our Urban Gardening Programs.

accept August 30th, Leila Carboretum, Car Show.

car show

  • 9am - Registration .... $10 per vehicle . All show vehicles must register
  • 3pm - Awards
  • Free Dash Plaques (first 100 registered vehicles )
  • Goodie Bags for registered participants (first 100 !)
  • Trophies galore.....Open to all categories of Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles
  • Cool Cars + Cool Trees = Great Fun
  • Arboretum, Children's Garden, & more...
  • Door Prizes and Games!
  • Food Vendors and parts/crafts vendors
shape_square 2014 Carboretum Car Show 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.