Home and Garden events across Metro Detroit

36th annual Michigan Modernism Exposition Preview Party: Night on the Town: A Salute to Detroit’s Historic 1960’s Dining Spots

Featuring premiere national dealers offering furniture and decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 20th century. Presented by the Detroit Area Art Deco Society. 7-11 p.m. Fri. General admission, $65 advance; New Collector ticket, $30. Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen. daads.org.

Hidden Worlds: The Universe of Pollen Revealed in Large-Scale Ceramic Pollen Sculptures

Inspired by the beautiful forms that pollen take, the amazing power of these tiny grains of life, and the challenges that honeybees and pollinators face. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, through May 8. Free. Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro, Ann Arbor. (734) 647-7600.

Planting and Growing Annual Flowers — The Blooming Truth

Presented by Project Grow Community Gardens. 10 a.m.-noon Sat. $10. Leslie House, Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver, Ann Arbor. Registration required. eventbrite.com or projectgrowgardens.org.

Spring Fair

Twentieth season celebration featuring annuals, perennials, cut flowers, topiaries, herbs and more from Michigan's finest nurseries, growers and designers. 9 a.m. Sat. Free. Detroit Garden Works, 1794 Pontiac Drive, Sylvan Lake. (248) 335-8089 or detroitgardenworks.com.

Free Pollinator Paradise Event

Celebration of birds, bees and butterflies. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Free. Ray Hunter Garden Center, 16153 Eureka, Southgate. (734) 284-2500.

Wildflower Folklore

Learn to recognize native wildflowers and discover their fascinating folk history. Find out how people used them for healing, culinary and other purposes. 1-2:30 p.m. Sat. $3 residents; $4 noncounty residents. Ages 12 to adult. Nankin Mills Interpretive Center, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland. Preregistration required. (734) 261-1992.

The Power of Fragrance: From Garden To Still

Includes the best plants to grow for their aromatic qualities, extraction techniques used, as well as uses for fragrant plants in perfumes, flower waters and health and herbal products. 2 p.m. Sat. $40. Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1000 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores. (313) 884-4222 or fordhouse.org.

The history of Mount Clemens Rose Gardens

Mount Clemens Garden Club. Noon Mon. $3 nonmembers. Mount Clemens Public Library, 150 Cass. (586) 226-0124 or mountclemensgardenclub.wordpress.com.

Companion Gardening

Gardeners of Northville and Novi. 6:30 p.m. Mon. $5. Novi High School, 24062 Taft. (248) 449-1530.

If You Can Grow It in a Plot, You Can Grow It in a Pot

The many aspects of container gardening from seeds and vegetables to perennials. Includes tips on plant and soil choices. The Yardeners of St. Clair Shores. 7 p.m. Mon. Free. St. Clair Shores Library, 22500 Jefferson. ci.saint-clair-shores.mi.us.

Using Native Plants in Beekeeping

Presenters: Mark Charles of Ann Arbor Wild Ones and A2B2 president Meghan Milbrath. 7 p.m. Tues. Free. Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro, Ann Arbor. (734) 647-7600.

Rain Gardens and How to Create Them

How to begin and sustain your own rain garden, including design ideas, the best plants to use, and care and keeping of the garden. 7:30 p.m. Tues. Free. Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth. (734) 327-4200 or aadl.org.

The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Support of Wildlife in Urban & Suburban Settings

Troy Garden Club. Noon Wed. $7. Big Beaver United Methodist Church, 3753 John R, Troy. troygardenclubmi.com.

Teen Terrarium Craft Program

Middle and high school students invited to celebrate Earth Day. Materials supplied. 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Free. Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. 11 Mile. Registration limited to 20. (248) 246-3725 or ropl.org/events.

Bringing Paradise Home — History of Persian Gardens

Hill & Dale Garden Club. 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. Heritage Park-Visitors Center, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills. hillanddalegc.org.

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