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Through February 28 Huntsville
Beaks & Barks
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Through the end of February, dogs are welcome to visit the garden every day. If you're a birding enthusiast, this is an excellent time of year to grab your binoculars and head outdoors. The garden is considered a birding hotspot by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society and its Lewis Birding Trail features a rich diversity of local and migrating birds. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

February 1-March 1 Mobile
TomatoPalooza
Mobile Botanical Gardens
Get the best tomato varieties for the Gulf Coast! Choose from 18 varieties and pre-order your tomato plants online at mbgrebloomshop.com throughout the month of February. Pick up your plants from our Marketplace during the Plantasia Spring Plant Sale, March 14-17. Visit MobileBotanicalGardens.org or call 251-342-0555 for more information.

February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 & 10 Huntsville
Native Tree Identification
Huntsville Botanical Garden
This six-week series teaches how to use a combination of diagnostic characteristics such as bark type, overall growth habit, and leaf and bud shape and arrangement to identify native tree species, at least to the genus level. The focus of the class is on both deciduous and evergreen overstory and understory trees native to northern Alabama mountains. Members, free; non-members, $5 plus garden admission. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

February 5, 12, 19, 26 Madison
MGNA Lunch and Learn Workshops
Dublin Park
Topics include: Herbs Gone Wild, Flavoring Without Salt, Backyard Vegetable Gardening, Garden Tools, and Container Gardening. Feel free to bring your lunch and delight in learning something new. Tuesdays in February, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. While the workshops are free, seating is limited. Register online today at mginfo.org/workshops.

February 6 Theodore
Winter Garden Walk
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Learn about the interesting winter borders and containers throughout the gardens from Bellingrath’s horticulture management team: executive director Dr. Bill Barrick, nursery manager Chuck Owens, and display coordinator Barbara Smith. The program is included as part of regular gardens admission. For more information, visitbellingrath.org or call 251-459-8868.

February 7 Huntsville
Garden LOVE – Whiskey & Wine
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Guests will enjoy champagne, premium wines, and a selection of fine whiskeys from Chattanooga Whiskey, Black Patch Distilling Co., and Shelta Cavern Spirits, along with an assortment of appetizers, many with bacon as the highlighted ingredient. And if the spirits move you to dance, the Silvery Moon Band will perform jazz and swing favorites during the event. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

February 9 Huntsville
BEE Mine Valentine’s Breakfast
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Join us for a Valentine-themed breakfast for the entire family. We’ll serve French toast, sausage, fresh fruit, and have a hot chocolate station to start the day off on a happy note. After breakfast, kids can get creative making Valentine’s crafts, have their face painted, and visit Queen Bee for a “Bee Mine” photo! For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

February 9 Huntsville
Chinese Lantern Building Workshop
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Join us in getting ready for our big Chinese New Year Celebration and Lantern Parade on February 16 and build a Chinese-style lantern to carry in the parade. We will provide basic round paper lanterns in a variety of colors with an LED battery-powered light and some basic craft supplies to make it unique. You can go with a traditional design or come up with something new and exciting. Bring any of your own supplies as well. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

February 10 Birmingham
Essentially Seasonal Design Series Featuring Holly Carlisle Winter: Minimalism
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
A seasonally focused floristry demonstration, workshop, and discussion series led by the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Holly Carlisle of ROSEGOLDEN in the spirit of local floristry legend Beth McReynolds and her iconic "Birmingham Style.” Study the principles of minimal design as you walk through a portion of our Japanese Gardens, and then learn to use negative space and emphasize the natural character of each material as you create an ikebana-inspired arrangement. 2-5 p.m. This is the first class in a four-part series. Members, $740; non-members, $800. Single class: members, $185; non-members, $200. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit bbgardens.org/classes.

February 10 Hoover
Nordic Walking Workshop
Aldridge Gardens
This class will show you a great way to include upper body exercise and add balance assistance while walking. 2-3:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Leroy Hurt, this class is free, but registration is required. Space is limited. Register at aldridgegardens.com. For the most up-to-date information, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

February 12 Birmingham
Southern Tales at the Gardens Presents Dolores Hydock in Eglamore and Cristobel: A Medieval Love Story
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Dolores Hydock, in the voice, spirit, and costume of a cranky crone, brings to life this original adaptation of a passionate 14th-century tale of desire, heartache, treachery, and the triumph of true love. 2 p.m. in the lecture hall. $20/person. To reserve seats, call 205-414-3950 or visit bbgardens.org/southerntales.

February 13 Theodore
All About Camellias
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Camellias are well-adapted to the South and have been growing in coastal gardens since the mid-1800s. Seth Allen, horticultural director and curator of collections at Mobile Botanical Gardens, will describe the history and cultivation of this winter-blooming shrub and give advice on selecting the best varieties for your garden. The program is included as part of regular gardens admission. Call 251-459-8868 or email bellingrath@bellingrath.org to register.

February 15-18 Mobile
American Camellia Society’s National Camellia Show
Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center
The American Camellia Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting and National Convention is being held in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the camellia’s official designation as Alabama’s state flower and with the state’s bicentennial celebration. The show will feature demonstrations and lectures on camellia care, flower waxing, and grafting. The public is invited on Sunday, 1-5 p.m. with no admission fee. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase camellias at the show, and to join the American Camellia Society.For more information about the ACS Camellia Show or to register, visit alabamacamelliasociety.org.

February 16 Huntsville
Chinese New Year Celebration and Lantern Parade
Huntsville Botanical Garden
We will have a traditional Chinese celebration complete with food, a dance performance, and a lantern parade at the end. Attend our Lantern Workshop on February 9 to create a lantern or bring one you created at home! This is a family-friendly event, co-hosted by the Huntsville Botanical Garden and the Huntsville Chinese Association, and all members of the community are welcome! For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

February 16 Jemison
Tree Fruits in the Home Garden
Petals from the Past
Dr. Arlie Powell will discuss variety selection, care, and maintenance of tree fruits such as apples, pears, figs, oriental persimmons, peaches, and nectarines. Whether you are a beginner or experienced gardener, you will gain valuable knowledge for establishing or maintaining your tree fruit garden. Program begins at 10:30 a.m. Optional $12 lunch at noon. Advanced registration and payment required for lunch. At 12:30 p.m., there is walking tour of Petals’ tree fruit gardens followed by a pruning clinic. For more information, visit petalsfromthepast.com.

February 19 Hoover
Ethiopian Cooking
Aldridge Gardens
Taste and learn how to make Ethiopian food! This class will be held in the Aldridge Gardens house, and led by Gini Mohammad from Red Sea Ethiopian and Mediterranean Restaurant. 6-8 p.m. Members, $30; non-members, $35.Space is limited. Register at aldridgegardens.com. For the most up-to-date information, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

February 20 Theodore
“Things are Seldom What They Seem” with Tom McGehee
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
The Bellingrath Home collection includes several remarkable examples of metamorphic furniture, pieces that were designed to change functions and were often built with moving parts. Join Tom McGehee, curator of the Bellingrath Museum Home, for a closer look at these fascinating 19th century designs. The program is included as part of regular gardens admission. For more information or to register, visit bellingrath.org, call 251-459-8868, or email bellingrath@bellingrath.org.

February 21 Anniston        
Alabama’s Native Pollinators
Longleaf Botanical Gardens
With over 3500 species of native bees in North America, it takes an army to pollinate the diverse flowers we have in Alabama. Most flowering plants have specific floral traits (color, smell, size, rewards) that attract certain pollinators. Members, free;non-members, $5. Reservations required. To reserve your spot, call 256-237-6766 or register online at exploreamag.org. For more information, visit their Facebook page or email rlyons@annistonal.gov.

February 21, 23 Birmingham
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
This gorgeous meditative documentary immerses viewers in Piet Oudolf's work, taking us inside his creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself. February 21 at 6 p.m.; February 23 at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit bbgardens.org/library.

February 21 Mobile
Floral Arranging Workshop with Dennis Harris
Mobile Botanical Gardens
Learn from one of the best! Dennis Harris, AIFD Designer, has created floral wonders for weddings from Napa to Tampa, and created floral wonders from Mexico City to Canada! Don’t forget to bring your favorite snips! 9:30 a.m.-noon. Members, $45; non-members, $50. Visit MobileBotanicalGardens.org or call 251-342-0555 for more information.

February 23Jemison
Antiques Roses in the Garden 
Petals from the Past
Jason Powell will discuss all classes of antique and old garden roses and their care and maintenance. Program begins at 10:30 a.m. Optional $12 lunch at noon. Advanced registration and payment required for lunch. At 12:30 p.m., join Jason in the gardens to learn proper pruning techniques for climbing and shrub roses. For more information, visit petalsfromthepast.com.

February 24 Anniston 
From the Antarctic Peninsula to Alabama’s Cahaba River: The Vital Aspects of Climate Change
Longleaf Botanical Gardens
The Antarctic Peninsula is the most rapidly warming region of our planet. Glaciers are in retreat, major coastal ice sheets are disintegrating, and the annual sea ice is declining. Marine ecosystems are being dramatically restructured. Fortuitously, the amazing story of the discovery and mitigation of the hole in the ozone over Antarctica offers a poignant model of hope for the future. Join LBG as Dr. James McClintock speaks on these climate changes. 2-3:30 p.m. Members of Anniston Museums and Gardens, $5; non-members, $10. Reservations are required. To reserve your spot, call 256-237-6766 or visit exploreamag.org. For more information visit our Facebook page or email rlyons@annistonal.gov.

February 27 Theodore
Flowers for Mom: Honoring an Alzheimer’s Journey and Celebrating Nature
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Artist Elmore Demott, a great-granddaughter of Walter Bellingrath’s brother, William, uses the medium of photography to express thoughts and emotions. The “Flowers for Mom” series, which features photographs from 20 states, the District of Columbia, and 12 countries, represents her artistic response to her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. The program is included as part of regular gardens admission. For more information or to register, visit bellingrath.org, call 251-459-8868, or email bellingrath@bellingrath.org.

February 28 Mobile
Botany for the Fun of it with Fred Nation: World-class Native Plants for Gulf Coast Landscapes
Mobile Botanical Gardens
Learn about the many wonderful native plants that are a perfect addition to your Gulf Coast garden! Fred Nation is a field botanist, environmental consultant, freelance photographer and writer who lives in Daphne, Alabama. He teaches various seminars on habitats and ecosystems for Weeks Bay Reserve and conducts workshops on invasive exotic plant controls and plant identification for the USDA Forest Service, The Cooperative Extension System, and Weeks Bay Reserve. 1-3 p.m. Members, $10; non-members, $15. Light refreshments provided. Visit MobileBotanicalGardens.org or call 251-342-0555 for more information.

March 1-3 Theodore
Mobile Area Orchid Society’s 42nd Annual Orchid Show and Sale
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Mobile Area Orchid Society members will display their best orchids and will be available to answer questions and provide tips on growing and caring for orchids. Vendors will be selling orchids, supplies, and accessories. Guests may also shop for new spring merchandise in the Bellingrath Gift Shop. Admission into the Orchid Show is free, but guests are encouraged to tour the gardens and home during their visit. The Magnolia Café will serve lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., making it easy for guests to visit the gardens and home either before or after viewing the orchids on display. For details, visit bellingrath.org or call 251-459-8727.

March 2 Hoover
City of Hoover’s 21st Annual Arbor Day Celebration
Aldridge Gardens
Hosted by the Hoover Beautification Board, this event will feature a ceremonial tree planting, along with a tree giveaway, and an Arbor Day ceremony featuring area fourth-grade Arbor Day essay contest winners. 9:30-11:30 a.m. For more information, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

March 3 Hoover
Japanese Maple Walk and Talk
Aldridge Gardens
Mike Rushing will demonstrate how to prune Japanese maples. 2-4 p.m. Members, $15; non-members, $20. Space is limited. For more information or to register, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

March 7 Birmingham
2019 Spencer Lecture Presents Barbara Paul Robinson
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Author Barbara Paul Robinson will join the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens for the annual Spencer Lecture, made possible by a generous endowment from the estate of William M. Spencer, III. Robinson will discuss her books, Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener and Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape, and talk about her home at Brush Hill Gardens. 5:30 p.m. reception (Hodges Room); 6 p.m. talk (Lecture Hall). Book signing to follow. Registration is required. For more information, visit bbgardens.org/spencerlecture. 

March 12 Hoover
Intro to Ikebana
Aldridge Gardens
Florist Beth White introduces you to this Japanese art of flower arrangement. 6-8 p.m. Members, $20; non-members, $25. Space is limited. For the most up-to-date information or to register, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

March 14 - 17 Mobile
Plantasia Spring Plant Sale
Mobile Botanical Gardens
Get the best plants and best advice for your Gulf Coast Garden at our Plantasia Spring Plant Sale, the largest plant sale on the Gulf Coast! Thursday, ticketed preview party and sale, 4-7p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Visit MobileBotanicalGardens.org or call 251-342-0555 for more information.

Mid-March-April Huntsville
Huntsville Blooms!
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Our beautiful outdoor spaces take center stage during March and April. Spring-blooming trees, shrubs, and perennials are highlighted by colorful bulbs and special flowering displays. The Bush Azalea Trail, with over 3,000 varieties of azaleas, is a must-see. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

March 16 Hoover
Members-Only Guided Bird Walk
Aldridge Gardens
Join Dr. Richard and Patricia Ryel for a walk through the gardens to catch a glimpse of the beautiful birds that are migrating through the area. This monthly members-only event is free, but please kindly RSVP. 8-10 a.m. For more information and to register, visit aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019.

March 20-May 19 Huntsville
The Wild: A Chinese Lantern Festival
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

March 21 Anniston
Spring Garden Symposium: Smaller Spaces and Awkward Places 
Longleaf Botanical Gardens
Join us for the longleaf botanical gardens’ third annual Spring Garden Symposium. The theme this year is Smaller Spaces and Awkward Places. We look forward to welcoming keynote speaker Carol Reese, research horticulture specialist from West Tennessee Agriculture Research. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Lunch is provided if registered by March 14. Pre-register by calling 256-237-6766 or visit exploreamag.org to register online. Cost: $30 per person. Anniston Museums and Gardens members receive a $5 discount. For more information, visit our Facebook page or email rlyons@annistonal.gov. 

March 21-24 Mobile
Festival of Flowers
Providence Hospital Campus
Providence Hospital’s Festival of Flowers is the largest outdoor flower show in the Southeast. The show features garden displays, art exhibits, gardening seminars, and vendors. The theme of the 26th annual Festival of Flowers is “Dutch Gardens.” The central display will be designed by the horticultural staff at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. For more information, visit festivalofflowers.com, call 251-266-2050, or email info@festivalofflowers.com. 

March 23 Jemison
Citrus in the Home Garden
Petals from the Past
Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care, and maintenance of citrus plants such as satsuma oranges, Meyer lemons, limes, and kumquats. Whether you are an experienced gardener or beginner, you will gain valuable knowledge for the upcoming season. Program begins at 10:30 a.m. Optional $12 lunch at noon. Advanced registration and payment required for lunch. At 12:30 p.m., tour Petals’ orangery. For more information, visit petalsfromthepast.com.


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February 8, Washington
Valentine’s Dinner
Washington State Park
Enjoy a romantic evening with someone special at William’s Tavern. A surrey ride starts at 6 p.m. with dinner and entertainment following at 7 p.m. Reservations required. Hours: 6-9 p.m. For more information and to reserve your spot, call 870-983-2684.

 February 9, Mena
Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Join Park Interpreter Melissa to make a pinecone bird feeder. This fun filled craft will make your backyard birds sing with delight as they chow down on their homemade birdie buffet! Hours: 4 pm-4-30 pm. Admission: Free. For more information call 479-394-2863.

 February 15, Morrilton
Hikes, Hearts, and Hugs Weekend 2019
Petit Jean State Park
Enjoy historic Mather Lodge on Petit Jean Mountain and be treated to a romantic weekend. Activities such as guided trail hikes are geared toward couples. Enjoy a Sweetheart’s Dinner at the Lodge. Contact the park for a schedule. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Free unless otherwise noted. For more information call 501-727-5441.

February 17, Hot Springs
Introduction to Knitting
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Learn the basic knitting skills you will need to make a lovely dishcloth to keep or give as a gift. With the skills you learn, you can knit a host of items. There will also be a discussion of online and print patterns and information to broaden your skills after class. The course instructor, Glenda Kirsch, is a long time, avid knitter whose favorite projects include making dishcloths, socks, and baby hats. All course materials are provided. Hours: 2 pm-5 pm. Admission: Members $20/Non-Members $35. Reservations required. For more information or to register, visit garvangardens.orgor call 800-366-4664.

 February 19, Fayetteville
Toad Abode Make & Take Class
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Join Adrian Leffingwell, BGO horticulturist and ceramic artist, for an evening of artistry! Whimsical as well as practical, a toad abode makes a charming addition to any garden as do the little critters dwelling inside. Toads are one of nature’s hidden jewels as they catch bugs, are eco-friendly, and are fascinating creatures to study. Join us for fun for the whole family. All materials are provided. Hours: 6-7 p.m. Registration required. Admission: Members $25/Non-Members $30. For more information or to register, visit bgozarks.org.

 February-April, Hot Springs
Daffodil & Tulip Extravaganza
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Spring brings thousands of beautiful blooms, starting with crocus, daffodils and hyacinths; followed closely by over 150,000 Dutch tulips. In addition, spring annuals, dogwoods an azaleas also bloom. Check the Garden’s Facebook page for up-to-date photos and bloom times. Hours: 9 am-6 pm. Admission: Members Free/$15 adults/$5 ages 4-12/Free ages 0-3. For more information or to register, visit garvangardens.orgor call 800-366-4664.

 March 1-3, Fayetteville
BGO Orchid Show & Sale 2019
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Welcome in the spring season with the 9th annual Orchid Show & Sale at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, co-sponsored by the Orchid Society of the Ozarks. There will be hundreds of plants in bloom to look at and to purchase. Stop by to shop the beautiful orchids and enjoy the garden while you’re here! The indoor show will feature displays of orchids from regional orchid societies and individuals, which will be judged by American Orchid Society accredited judges. For more information, visit bgozarks.org.

March 10, Fayetteville
March Succulent Make & Take Class
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Learn how to make new succulent planters and how to revive old ones in this fun make and take class. Potting mix and succulents provided. Participants should bring 1 shallow pot, 4-6 inches in diameter, or 2 smaller ones. Make sure your pots have drainage holes at the bottom. All participants go home with their container planted full of beautiful succulents. Registration required. 1-2 p.m. Admission: Members $55/Non-Members $60. For more information or to register, visit bgozarks.org.

 March 20, Paris
Wildflowers Off The Point
Mount Magazine State Park
The northern slope op Mount Magazine is lush and has a wide variety of wildflowers not found in many areas of the park. Search for Dutchman’s breeches, jack-in-the-pulpit, fire pinks, Larkspur, and others. Hours: 10 am-11 pm. Admission: Free. For more information call 479-963-8502.

 March 22, Pocahontas
Venomous, Poisonous, and Toxic, Oh My! Dangerous Creatures of Arkansas
Davidsonville Historic State Park
They’ve got fangs, fuzzy feelers, slimy skin, and they give us the creeps! Come learn about the dangerous creatures that call Arkansas home, and why they should be respected but not feared.  We’ll talk snakes, spiders, ticks, scorpions, and more as we uncover the differences between poisonous and venomous, untangle the truth about snakes, and even dive into the waters and talk about freshwater jellyfish. Bring a chair and get ready to talk about everything creepy, crawly, and cool. Hours: 7:30 pm-8 pm. Admission: Free. For more information call 870-892-4708.

 March 23, Hot Springs
Celebrate Spring Day
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Join us as we celebrate color in the Gardens! Kid booths with special color activities – rainbow in a bag, rock painting, and color-surprise potions – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Flossie’s Food Truck the Chipmunk Cafe will be available to grab a bite to eat until 3 p.m. A Beer Garden opens at 11 a.m. at the Pavilion. We can’t wait to celebrate color with everyone! Admission: members free/$15 adults/$5 ages 4-12/Free ages 0-3. For more information, visit garvangardens.orgor call 800-366-4664.

March 23, Mountain Home
Spring Garden Seminar "Developing an Ozark Green Thumb”
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Center
The featured speaker will be Doug Tallamy, author ofBringing Nature Home: How you can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. Cost is $30 and included lunch. For more information on other speakers and to register, visit baxtercountymg.com.

March 23, Wynne
Kids’ Campfire Cooking
Village Creek State Park
Cooking over a campfire is part of the fun of camping. Join the park interpreter to learn how to make your own treats over the open fire, and then enjoy eating your creations! Hours: 1 pm-3 pm. Admission: $3. For more information call 870-238-9406.


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March 9, Norfolk, Virginia
Camellia Society Show & Sale
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Many cultivars will be on view and for sale. 10a.m. - 3:30p.m. Free with Garden admission. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/.  

March 14, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lunchbox Talk: Protecting Our Forests from Pests and Diseases
North Carolina Botanical Garden
NCBG Director of Hortculture Dan Stern will talk about the major forest insect and disease threats in the Southeast and how to avoid spreading pests. This is part of the Garden's Lunchbox Talk series. 12 – 1p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.

March 15, Norfolk, Virginia
Tidewater Orchid Society Show & Sale
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Many kinds of orchid will be shown and sold at this annual event. 10a.m. - 4p.m. Free with Garden admission. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/.  

March 15-25, Burlington, North Carolina
Spring Book Sale
May Memorial Library

Begins at Noon on Friday, March 15th with a “Friends Only” day (family memberships are available at the door for only $10.00). Free admission to the public from March 16-25th. Hours are Monday-Friday from Noon - 6, Saturdays from 10- 4 and Sundays from 1:30-4:30. We have thousands of books, including large print, children’s books, gardening, cooking, movies and music. Prices range from 50 cents to $3.00, except special collections.

March 16-23, Durham, North Carolina
Durham Creek Week 
Locations around Durham County
This annual week of events around water quality and conservation includes workshops, crafting, tours, hikes, paddles, trash cleanups, and other events, to be announced. Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, visit keepdurhambeautiful.org/creek-week/.

March 16, Raleigh  
Spring Has Sprung
Borden Building and Grounds  

Please join us in celebrating the start of Spring with a focus on a more eco-friendly 2019 with interactive displays and hands-on activities, featuring a recycling art activity with Anna Podris and Keith Norval, coffee with Larry's Beans, tips from Master Gardeners, beekeeping, pollination, native plants, home gardening, efficiency, composting, zero waste living, garden tours,and much more. 2p.m. - 4p.m. This event is free and all ages are welcome!  The Borden Building is located at 820 Clay Street, Raleigh, NC 27605. Parking can be found off of Washington Street at Fletcher Park. For questions or directions, please contact Mordecai Historic Park's Visitor Center; (919) 996-4364 or lisa.raschke@raleighnc.gov  

March 16, Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Birds, Brews, & BBQ
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Sylvan Heights, which conserves rare waterfowl, hosts this annual BBQ cook-off competition (judged by audience donations this year), along with local craft beers, live music, games, and other activities. 5 - 8p.m. Tickets are required, cost TBA (members 10% discount). For more information and tickets, call 252-826-3186 or visit shwpark.com/brews.html.         

March 21, Kernersville, North Carolina
“The Layered Garden” by David L Culp
Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden 
Learn how to plan and implement a layered garden like those created by author and horticulturist David Culp (davidlculp.com/biography/), who created the Brandywine Cottage gardens in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. 2p.m. $10 (free for members of the Garden or the NC chapter of the American Herb Society). Registration is required. For more information, call 336-996-7888 or visit cienerbotanicalgarden.org/events.  

March 21, Durham, North Carolina
GARDENLUST: A Tour of the World's Best Gardens
Sarah P Duke Gardens
Gardener and author Christopher Woods went on a three year quest to find the world's 50 greatest gardens, public and private, visiting countries such as Australia, Chile, India, Laos, and Sweden. Hear about his travels and why these are gardens are worth of lust. 7 - 9p.m. $10 (members and Duke University students free). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-668-1707 or visit gardens.duke.edu/learn/adult-programs. 

March 23-31, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Forsyth Creek Week 
Locations around Forsyth County
This annual week of events features many different events relating to conserving and appreciating local waterways. Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, visit forsythcreekweek.squarespace.com/.

March 23-31, Greensboro, North Carolina
Guilford Creek Week 
Locations around Guilford County
Returning for a second year, this annual week of events has many different activities relating to conserving and appreciating local waterways, under the slogan “Get to know your Guilford H2O!” Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, visit guilfordcreekweek.org/.

March 28, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lunchbox Talk: The Month of Their Ripening: NC Heritage Foods Through the Year
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Georgann Eubanks will talk about her new book, The Month of Their Ripening, published by UNC Press.  Month by month, it focuses on ephemeral heritage foods in North Carolina, such as ramps in April and serviceberries in June. This is part of the Garden's Lunchbox Talk series. 12 – 1p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.

March 29 – 30, Wilmington, North Carolina
27thAnnual Herb and Garden Fair
Poplar Grove Plantation
Many plants and garden-related items, herbal products, and art will be sold and there will be live music, food, classes, blacksmithing demonstrations, walks, and more. Our Statemagazine will showcase their April issue on heirlooms and there will be other exhibitors and vendors. Tour the Stables and meet animals ($5 and closed toed shoes required) and the plantation house will be open (reduced price, $7). March 29th: 9a.m. - 5p.m.; March 30th: 10a.m. - 4p.m. $5 (free for children 12 and under). For more information, call 910-686-9518 or visit poplargrove.org/festivals/herb-garden-fair/. 

March 29 – 30, Georgetown, South Carolina
72ndAnnual Spring Plantation and Town House Tours
Locations around Georgetown County, South Carolina or in and around Georgetown, SC
Indigo and rice cultivation once made Georgetown County the center of US wealth, and many fine gardens and houses remain. This tour, organized by the Prince George Winyah Anglican Church Women, lets people see these privately owned places and there will be other events, including an Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin' by the Men's Ministry, Tea, Bazaar and Bake Sale, and Sunday worship service. Shoes with heels and large vehicles such as buses are not allowed on the tour.  Proceeds used for community programs and historic structures preservation. 9:30a.m. - 5p.m.  2-day tickets $80, one-day $45, food options increase price. Tickets are required, available by mail, if received February 4ththrough March 15th, and are available the day of on a first come, first served basis, and could run out. For more information, call 843-545-8291 or visit princegeorgeplantationtours.com/.     

April 6 - 13, Burlington, North Carolina
Alamance Creek Week 
Locations around Alamance County
Returning for a second year, this annual week of events has many different activities around conserving and appreciating local waterways. Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, call 336-904-0300 or visit alamancecreekweek.wordpress.com/.

April 27, Statesville, North Carolina
Iredell Garden Fair
Iredell County Agricultural Center

The Iredell Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association invites the public to the 7th annual Iredell Garden Fair. The event will include vendors from the Charlotte-metro area offering plants for sale, garden equipment and accessories, yard art and more. Extension Master Gardener volunteers will provide gardening education, basket raffles, children’s activities, music and more. Workshop topics are “Crape Myrtle Bark Scale Lifecycle and Management,” at 10 a.m. by Matt Lenhardt, Iredell Extension Agent and “Growing What You'll Use: Maximizing Your Garden Through Plant Selection and Preservation” at 10 a.m. by Eli Snyder, Caldwell Extension Agent. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://iredellgardenfair.weebly.com/ or call 704-873-0507.

May 11, Wilmington
16th Annual Rose Tour

9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. This event is free to the public . Please log onto: www.wcfrs.blogspot.com for a list of gardens and a map.


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March 30, Jacksonville
Open Day

Explore five gardens in Jacksonville, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy and The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. Highlights include a columned portico, riverfront terraces, formal boxwood enclosed gardens, a classic parterre, and multiple water features. No reservations required; rain or shine. Admission is $30 for a day pass to visit all five gardens, or $10 per private garden; children 12 & under free. Discount day passes are available at the Cummer Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; private gardens are open 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For More Information: See www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.

April 5-7, Gainesville
Florida Museum Plant Sale
The Florida Museum of Natural History will host a large sale with more than 150 species of difficult-to-find and pollinator-friendly plants April 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. Accent, host, native and nectar plants will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the museum’s “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit. For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/spring-plant-sale or call 352-273-2057.

April 5-6, Spring Hill
Spring Plant Sale
Nature Coast Botanical Gardens & Nursery

The sale is Friday and Saturday from 9a.m.-2p.m. This is an annual event to help raise money to keep the Botanical Garden running. Please visit our website www.naturecoastgardens.com for more information.

April 13, Rockledge
Home and Garden Tour

The Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club is hosting this tour on Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the historic Eau Gallie District, highlighting the Rossetter House and Museum with their Gardens. We will have other lovely and interesting houses on our tour, as well as selling crafts and baked goods, with free refreshments. To get tickets visit: https://cocoarockledgegardenclub.com/2018-historic-homes-garden-tour/


 

 

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April 27, Fayetteville
10th Annual Fayette Master Gardener Association Plant Sale  
Fayette County Stonewall Government Complex
140 Stonewall Avenue
From 8a.m. to 2p.m. Thousands of plants and garden related items will be for sale. For more Information: email fayettemga@gmail.com

 


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Beginning February 2 Ames
Photo Gear and Photography Q&A 
Reiman Gardens
Join us for a deeper dive into the how and why your photography gear does what it does. What do all those buttons do and what’s all that stuff on the menu? We will discuss reasons to invest in different camera bodies, lenses, flashes, accessories, and more. This four-week program will be held on Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m. 

Beginning February 5 Ames
Macro Photography 401 – Advanced Techniques 
Reiman Gardens
Take your close-up photography to the next level to learn the techniques to expand your depth of field, get sharper images, and gain a better understanding of the impact of light. This four-week program will be held on Tuesdays from 6-8:30 p.m.  

Beginning February 6 Ames
Quilted Game Board Workshop
Reiman Gardens
Learn from fabric artist how to create your own fabric game board for checkers and backgammon. Select from a variety of nature patterned scrap fabric, repurpose river stones as game pieces, and quilt it up into a reversible bag you can tie closed for gaming on the go. This two-week program will be held on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. 

February 6, 13, 20 Des Moines
HortEcology Design Series
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
A three-part design series will help you make your garden beautiful and functional. This immersive course offers participants an opportunity to learn about wild plant communities and plant ecology while adapting these insights for your home garden. 6-8 p.m. Members $150; non-members $175. 

February 7 Ames
Crafty Cocktail Night: Rock Cactuses 
Reiman Gardens
Join us at the gardens after hours for a creative project while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting! Paint some rocks and put them in a pot to make a rock cactus. 6-8 p.m.

February 9-10 Ames 
Orchid Fest
Reiman Gardens
Exotic orchids in a variety of species and colors will be on display and available for purchase both days. The Central Iowa Orchid Society will also staff a question and answer booth, providing both novices and experienced growers valuable insight orchid care. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

February 12 Indianola
Starting Plants from Seeds
Indianola Activity Center, Arts & Crafts Room
If you would like to start your own tomato plants or a flat of bedding plants for your flowerbed, this class is for you. You will learn how to start the seeds, care for the seedlings and harden off the plants before setting them out in your garden. The class will be taught by master gardeners Royce and Sue Thompson, who have been gardening together for over 40 years. $5 resident, $6.25 nonresident. 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, call Indianola Parks and Recreation at 515-961-9420.

February 14 Ames
Nature at Noon – Reiman Gardens’ Annual Theme Year: Toys & Games
Reiman Gardens
Assistant director Aaron Steil will discuss the wonderful ways Reiman Gardens will connect this year’s theme, Toys & Games, into garden displays, education programs, events, exhibits, and more. Noon-1 p.m.

February 19 Ames 
Floral Design: Tea Party Tabletop Arrangements
Reiman Gardens
Bring your own thrift store tea set and tray to arrange with flowers for a lovely party display. 6:30-7:30 p.m.  

February 20 Ames 
Behind the Scenes: Inside the Butterfly Wing 
Reiman Gardens
Don’t miss your chance for a personal tour of the hottest place in Ames by curator and entomologist Nathan Brockman. 11 a.m.-noon.  

February 21 Ames 
Crafty Cocktail Night: Natureweights 
Reiman Gardens
Join us at the gardens after hours for some creative crafting while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting! Select from natural materials collected at the gardens to create your very own hand-made paperweights. 6-8 p.m.

February 22 Madrid
Soup Supper
Iowa Arboretum
Join us for a delicious bowl of soup, dipping bread, and yummy dessert. Paul Sams from the Mid-Iowa Antique Power Association will join us to speak about antique tractors and other farming equipment in Iowa. 4-7 p.m. Fee: $8. For more information, visit iowaarboretum.org or call 515-795-3216.

February 23 Indianola
Think Spring Garden Seminar
Kent Campus Center, 701 N C Street
Join us for this seminar that includes inspiring speakers, door prizes, time to shop the garden marketplace and a delicious catered lunch. Master gardeners will earn 4 CEU credits at this event. Speakers include Ted Lyon, director at Reiman Gardens – Go Native: What Does that Mean?; Gary Wittenbaugh – Gardening with Conifers; Dr. Donald Lewis, professor and extension entomologist at Iowa State University – Common Garden Insect Pests: the Old and the New; Melissa Peterson, garden center manager at Ted Lare Design Build & Garden Center in Cumming – Inspired Garden & Home Projects. $45 activity fee. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Indianola Parks and Recreation at 515-961-9420.

 

Contacts for facilities with multiple events:

Reiman Gardens
www.reimangardens.com
reimangardens@iastate.edu
515-294-2710

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
dmbotanicalgarden.com.
515-323-6299


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February 10 - March 17, Evansville
Orchid Escape
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Escape the cold and journey to South America! Stroll through the Orchid Escape, a tropical jungle filled with blooming orchids, water falls and exotic animals. The Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association is proud to be involved in this magnificent event. It takes many volunteer hours to prepare, and artistically place each orchid. Orchid experts will be on hand each weekend during the event to provide information about orchids and their care. Visit www.swimga.org or SWIMGA on Facebook for more information.

February 23, Washington
Through the Garden Gate Garden Expo 2019
Washington Community Building 
There will be specially chosen vendors offering all types of unique gardening items. There will also be several educational booths. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at the Garden Gate Cafe. Door prizes will be given every hour as well as a silent auction. Free admission. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, contact Cheryl Thomas at 478-396-0122 or ginger31064@yahoo.com.  

February 23, Evansville
Pruning Workshops
Hartman Arboretum

Mark your calendar to attend two pruning workshops presented by Evansville city arborist Shawn Dickerson. 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The 9:00 a.m. workshop will be devoted to small fruit management with an emphasis on blueberries. Pruning is especially important to keeping blueberries healthy and improving yield. Raspberry and blackberry bushes will also be discussed. The topic for the 10:00 a.m. workshop is pruning young trees. Some of the new trees in the Arboretum will be used as examples. For more information call Hartman Arboretum at 812-963-5418.

February 24-25 and March 3-4, Rockville  
Maple Syrup Festival
Parke County Fairgrounds

Come to Parke County for the Maple Syrup Festival and learn how maple syrup is made. At the fairgrounds you can enjoy a pancake breakfast, shop for pure maple syrup, various maple syrup products such as breads, jams, cookbooks, coloring books, cookies and candies, handmade crafts, and much more. Enjoy tours of our maple syrup camps located around scenic Parke County where you can watch the process in action, from the tap to the boiler to the bottling and everything in between. An annual highlight of the Maple Syrup Festival is the Covered Bridge Art Association art display. Local artists will demonstrate their talents and have artworks for sale. Take this time to enjoy the area of Parke County and see the 31 covered bridges dispersed throughout the county, each with their own personality. For more information, visit parkecountyfairground.com or call 765-569-3176.

Late February, Terre Haute
Community Garden
219 N 11th Street

For over ten years, Indiana State University has provided land for expert and novice gardeners to plant garden plots free of charge. In return, gardeners promise to tend to their plots, plant only annuals, and refrain from using pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Participants are encouraged to donate a portion of the produce raised to the food pantry of their choice. Growing season is April to October. Available plot sizes: 10 x 10 feet, 10 x 15-feet, or 20 x 20 feet. Tools and garden hose will be available during scheduled hours each week. Expert consultation will be available through volunteers. Registration usually begins in late February or early March. Registration for garden plots are available online at indstate.edu/university-engagement/community-engagement/events-and-programs/garden or email Nicholas.McCreary@indstate.edu or call 812-232-8502. 

May 4, Franklin
Hummingbirds: Jewels of the Garden
Learn how to grow plants that attract hummingbirds during the annual Garden Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, IN. The 15th annual Johnson County Garden Club public event will include more than 50 flower, plant and garden art vendors along with guest speakers Sharon Sorenson, Carol Michel, and staff from Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators. For more information, contact Gary Kiesel at 317-346-7316. 

June 29, Linton
Garden Walk  

Presented by Green County Master Gardeners. The theme is Gardens to Remember with eight homes showcasing their gardens.  
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Adults; Children under 12 free.  Advance tickets available in June from Purdue Extension Office, 4H fairgrounds in Bloomfield.  Tickets available on day of event from Carnegie Heritage and Art Center 110 E Vincennes, Linton. Tours will be rain or shine.

 


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March 16, Henderson
End-of-Winter Hike
John James Audubon State Park

Do you want to do good for your community, make the world a greener place, or spend more time in nature? Join our volunteer family! We encourage gardeners of all skill levels to come out. Orientation will be 9-10 a.m. For more information or to register, call 502-241-4788, email Jackieg@yewdellgardens.org, or visit yewdellgardens.org.

March 19, Crestwood
Volunteer Orientation
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Do you want to do good for your community, make the world a greener place, or spend more time in nature? Join our volunteer family! We encourage gardeners of all skill levels to come out. Orientation will be 9-10 a.m. For more information or to register, call 502-241-4788, email Jackieg@yewdellgardens.org, or visit yewdellgardens.org.

March 19, Crestwood
First Second Saturday Workday of 2019
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Help us celebrate the days growing longer and the ground thawing with a volunteer project in the gardens! This also is a great way to earn those community service hours for BETA Club and National Honors Society.​​​​​​​ For more information or to sign up, call 502-241-4788, email Jackieg@yewdellgardens.org, or visit yewdellgardens.org.

March 19, Crestwood
Winter Tree ID Workshop
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Join Yew Dell horticulture staff for this engaging and informative walk that will focus on plants that strut their stuff in the heart of winter. From exfoliating bark to winter fruit, foliage and form, this is a program that will expand your idea of what the winter landscape can do. 6-7:30 p.m. $10/$20 – members/non-members. For more information or to register, call 502-241-4788, email Jackieg@yewdellgardens.org, or visit yewdellgardens.org.

March 23, Georgetown
Lawn and Garden Expo
Scott County Cooperative Extension Office
There will be garden lectures, a seed bank, demonstrations on multiple gardening topics, door prizes, children’s activities, and plenty of garden information and products for sale by local vendors! 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call the Scott County Extension Office at 502-863-0984 or visit their Facebook page, “Scott County Master Gardener Association.”

June 8, Frankfort
13th Annual Living in History Home and Garden Tour

The Garden Club of Frankfort and Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission present this tour on Saturday, June 8th from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and lunch is available at Wilson's Nurseries. Contact 1-800-960-7200 or inquire@visitfrankfort.com


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March 15-16, Covington
19th annual Northshore Garden Show and Plant Sale
St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds

More than 50 vendors will be selling plants and other garden-related items. There is a $5 gate fee for all individuals over 18 years old. Proceeds from the garden show help fund the Bobby Fletcher Sr. Scholarship and the St. Tammany Master Gardener Association Scholarship. Educational programs will feature topics ranging from insect pollinators and southern landscape plants to wildlife in the landscape and Louisiana Super Plants. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The programs will be held both days of the show from 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. For additional information, contact William Afton at 985-875-2635.  

March 16, New Orleans
Plant and Rose Sale
New Orleans Botanical Garden Pelican Greenhouse

A wide variety of plants, including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants will be for sale. Admission to the plant sale is free. 9 a.m.-noon. Tip for first-timers: Quantities are limited, so arrive early for the best selection and bring a wagon to carry your plants. For more information, call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org.  

March 16-17, Garyville
Frisco Fest
San Francisco Plantation

The festival will feature over 100 crafters, artists, and chefs. Festival admission will be $5 (12 and under free) and tour tickets will be $10 for home (6 and under free). Food vendors will include chicken and andouille gumbo, smoked sausage po boys, jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches, cracklins, and more. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, bungee trampoline, and more for the kids. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 985-535-2341 or 888-322-1756 for more information.  

March 20, New Orleans
Spring Garden Seminar
Longue Vue House & Gardens

Brought to you by the Friends of Longue Vue Steering Committee, the Spring Garden Seminar covers topics in the fields of horticulture and garden design. For the 2019 seminar, we are proud to feature The Gardens of Downton Abbey presented by June Mays, garden designer with degrees in garden design and plantsmanship from the English Gardening School in London. Due to popular demand, we are offering two seatings: brunch & lecture from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; high tea & lecture from 1-3:00 p.m. For more information, call 504-488-5488 or visit longuevue.com.  

March 22-23, Lake Charles
20th Annual Southwest Louisiana Garden Conference and Expo
Burton Coliseum

The event will feature gardening, flowers, trees, shrubs, garden accessories, books, demonstrations, educational lectures, and general garden tools. Area, regional, and interstate exhibitors and vendors will be there to assist with plant and garden needs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and under. For more information, contact Robert Turley at 337-721-4080 ext. 6502 or rturley@agcenter.lsu.edu.  

March 22-24, Shreveport
BLOOM! Flower Show
R.W. Norton Art Gallery

BLOOM! Flower Show showcases designs by both professional and amateur floral designers. This year’s theme is Elements of Design. The exhibition is in conjunction with the BLOOM! Festival and the BLOOM! Juried Art Exhibit to make for one fantastic weekend. We invite all floral designers, no matter their level of experience to compete in this showcase. The rules, regulations, and application can be found at http://rwnaf.org/events.html. For any questions please contact Emily Feazel at 318-865-4201 ext. 130 or emilyfeazel@rwnaf.org.  

March 23, New Orleans
Growing Gardeners
New Orleans Botanical Gardens

The Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems. We’ll play games, try new foods, create garden art, and more. To register, call 504-483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

March 23, New Orleans
Louisiana Irises: From the Wild to the Garden
New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Patrick O’Connor will discuss how our beloved Louisiana Irises made it from the wilds into our garden beds. Patrick has hybridized Louisiana irises since the late 70s and has registered more than 70 cultivars with the American Iris Society. He owns Zydeco Louisiana Iris Garden, which sells plants online at zydecoirises.com. Patrick is an officer and past president of the Greater New Orleans Iris Society and a past officer of the Society for Louisiana Irises. Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. For more information, call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org.

March 24 and 31, Baton Rouge
Making and Using Hypertufa
LSU AgCenter Botanical Gardens at Burden

Sunday, March 24, 1:00 p.m.  to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 31, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Both classes will be at the Pavilion in the LSU AgCenter Botanical Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. Sturdy and strong and less than half the weight of stone or cement, and can be fashioned into many forms, from simple little flowerpots to sculptures and fountains. The classes are each limited to 20 people. More information is posted on our website, www.hsabr.org. You must register and pay in advance through the website, www.hsabr.org. The cost is $10 for Herb Society members and $15 for nonmembers. Every participant will make a garden container and be able to take your creation home, and will also get the recipe for making hypertufa so you can make it whenever you like. This is a very fun class -- messy, but fun. Wear old clothes, bring a plastic dishpan to be a mold for your first creation, and bring waterproof dishwashing gloves to protect your hands.  Any questions? Call Mary Williams, 414-526-3016.

March 28, Baton Rouge
Using Herbs in Mideastern Cooking 
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens 
A culinary extravaganza with Ruby Homayssi and Ruth Harb. The class will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit www.hsabr.org.  

March 29, West Monroe
11th Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners Annual Spring Plant Sale
Pavilion at Seventh Square

The sale will feature vegetables and herbs, houseplants, tropical, flowing vines, butterfly garden plants, and many others. LSU AgCenter horticulture agent Kerry Heafner said local master gardeners will be available to help visitors select plants. They will also answer questions, provide gardening tips and even help load your car. For more information, contact Kerry Heafner at 318-323-2251.  

April 13, Ruston
Annual Spring Plant Sale
Ruston Farmers’ Market

The North Central LA Master Gardeners Association will host their annual Spring Plant sale featuring over 5,000 plants from 8 a.m.-noon. Come join us at our new location at the Ruston Farmers’ Market, 220 E Mississippi Ave. Any plants remaining will be sold the following weekend at the Ruston Farmers’ Market.  

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS AND CLASSES
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville – This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information, call 888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739. Nature for Kids, 10 a.m., 3rd Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte –Join the site naturalist to learn about a different nature topic every month and make a craft to take home. For more information, call 888-677-6100 or 337-363-6289.  

GUIDED GARDEN AND BIRD TOURS
Guided Garden Tours, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St. Martinville – Tour the recreated 19th century herb and vegetable gardens located at Maison Olivier and the Acadian Cabin, as well as a traiteur´s garden located at the Acadian Cabin. Here visitors can learn about native medicinal plants commonly used by both the Acadians and Creoles in the mid late 1800s. For more information, call 888-677-2900 or 337-394-3754. Bird Hike, 9 a.m. Second Saturday of the month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte –Visitors will be given a brief introduction to bird watching and binocular to use followed by a trail walk to search for birds. Binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 888-677-6100 or 337-363-6289. Guided Hike, 2 p.m., First Saturday of the Month • Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte –Join the site naturalist for a guided hike through the arboretum to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. For more information, call 888-677-6100 or 337-363-6289. Bird Watching Basics, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., First Saturday of the Month through 6/30/2019 • Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville – Join the interpretive ranger on a walk to learn about bird watching and to find some of the birds that visit Fontainebleau´s diverse range of habitats. Bring binoculars, water, and good walking shoes. For more information, call 888-677-3668 or 985-624-4443.


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March 15 & 16, Lansing
Melinda Myers at the Lansing Home & Garden Show
Michigan State University Pavilion

Friday, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, 12 Noon & 3 p.m.  Cost is free with show admission. Adults $10 at the door, $8 online www.LansingHomeShow.com  Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including The Midwest Gardener’s Handbook, The Michigan Getting Started Garden Guide, Michigan Month-by-Month Gardening and Small Space Gardening. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” TV and radio program and the The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms and writes a nationally-syndicated gardening column. She hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio show for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. Myers was recently inducted into The Association for Garden Communicators Hall of Fame. Her website, www.MelindaMyers.com, features gardening videos, audio tips, monthly gardening tips and more.


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March 9, 16, and 30, Chaska
Permaculture Design for Your Property
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 
Explore this holistic concept and develop a realistic permaculture design that you can implement at home. Instructor: Cody Mastel. 1-4 p.m. Cost: $105 member/$140 non-member.  

March 12, Litchfield
Meeker County Gardener’s Gala
St. Philips Church

Join Meeker County Master Gardeners for an evening of garden learning. Speakers include Shirley Mah Kooyman and Julie Weisenhorn. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Information: mnext-meeker@umn.edu or 320-693-5275.  

March 16, Minneapolis
Mini-Vandas, or, Kiss Your Ascocendas Goodbye
Bachman’s Heritage Room

Attend this presentation on the differences between Vanda and Ascocenda orchids by Bob Fuchs, owner of R. F. Orchids, and sponsored by the Orchid Society of Minnesota. 3-4 p.m. No cost. Information: www.orchidsocietyofminnesota.com or Infoosmn@gmail.com.  

March 16, Chaska
Get Growing: A Day of Garden Workshops
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Enjoy this day-long buffet of gardening workshops for beginner to intermediate gardeners. Leave with a binder of handouts and a bag full of plants, seeds, and other garden goodies. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $95 member/$110 non-member.  

March 16-April 21, St. Paul
Spring Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Experience the unique aesthetic of this show with its red and yellow tulips, yellow daffodils, yellow crocus, white hydrangeas. hyacinths, Asiatic lilies, calla, and crocus. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: suggested donation $3 adults/$1 children.  

March 19 (registration deadline) online module
Growing Vegetables in Minnesota
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn how to plan, plant, and manage your vegetable garden for success throughout the growing season. Learn the online content at your own pace starting in March, with the ability to ask your instructors questions along the way. In-person activities on April 13 are optional. Cost: $35 online-only/$50 online plus in-person session.  

March 23, Long Prairie
Todd County Garden Day
First Baptist Church

Join Master Gardeners for a day of learning. Keynote speaker Stan Tekiela will present “Backyard Birds: Welcomed Guests at Our Gardens and Feeders.” 8:15 a.m.-3:05 p.m. Cost: $30 by March 1st; $35 after March 1st. Information: Email to toddctymg@gmail.com.  

March 30, Albertville
Spring Days Gardening Workshop & Expo
St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West

Attend Wright County Master Gardeners’ day exploring many topics, including native plants, mobile phone photography, herbs, chemical safety, and gardenscaping. 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Cost: $30. Information: www.springdays.org/.  

March 30, Fergus
Falls West Otter Tail County Garden Day
Kennedy Secondary School

Join West Otter Tail County Master Gardeners for a day of learning about gardening. Keynote speaker Stan Tekiela will present “Uncommon Facts about Common Birds.” 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $30. Information: www3.extension.umn.edu/local/otter-tail-west or 218-998-8760.  

March 30, Chaska
Grow and Maintain Your Own Grapevines

Learn the basics of grape growing, including how to site the plants in your yard, where to find good quality grapevines and select the cultivar, and how to properly plant a grapevine. Learn about trellis options, pruning, pest control, and steps to take in the first and second year. Instructor: Annie Klodd. 1-3:30 p.m. Cost: $41 member/$56 non-member.  

April 6, Chaska
Garden Fever – “It’s All in the Design: Trending Landscapes, Art, and Rejuvenation”
Chaska Event Center

Join Carver-Scott Master Gardeners for this annual event. Speakers include Tom Smarr, Maren Christopher, Sam Bauer, Jackie Smith, and Susan Kamper. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $37/$42 after March 31st. Information: www.carverscottmastergardeners.org.  

April 6, Andover
Anoka County Home Landscaping and Garden Fair
Bunker Hills Activities Center

Attend Anoka County Master Gardeners’ horticulture education event. Keynote speaker Dr. David Zlesak will present “The American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S.) Program and Winning Cultivars.” 8:30 a..m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $25. Information: www.anokamastergardeners.org/new-page or 763-324-3498.  

April 6, Pine City
Pine County Horticulture Day  
Pine City High School

Spend a spring day of learning with Pine County Master Gardeners. Keynote speaker Stan Tekiela, wildlife photographer and author, will present “Backyard Birds.” There are breakout sessions on fruit trees, hostas, flowering shrubs, and vegetables. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $21/$25 after April 2nd. Information: www.extension.umn.edu/county/pine or 800-657-3813, ext. 4.  

April 10-June 5, Maple Plain
Big Woods, Big Rivers Master Naturalist Training
Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement

Learn the plants, animals, history, geology and ecology of Minnesota’s deciduous forests and waterways. 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $420. Information: www.minnesotamasternaturalist.org/courses/register/?courseId=883 or call 888-241-4532.  

April 13, Hutchinson
McLeod County Gardening Education Day
Crow River Golf Club

Join McLeod County Master Gardeners for a day of learning. Speakers include John Ball, Dean Engelmann, Dr. Mary Meyer, and Jayne Roberts. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $30/$35 after April 1st. Information: mnext-mcleod@umn.edu or 320-484-4334.  

April 20, Chaska
Plant Selection: Right Plant, Right Place, Right Purpose
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn proper plant selection with Julie Weisenhorn, University of Minnesota Extension educator, and work in the new Plant Elements of Design plant selection database. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $41 member/$56 non-member.  

April 20, Minneapolis
Orchids of Mexico
Bachman’s Heritage Room

Attend this webinar sponsored by the Orchid Society of Minnesota for a glimpse of orchid species found in Mexico. 3-4 p.m. No cost. Information: www.orchidsocietyofminnesota.com or Infoosmn@gmail.com.  Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events  Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Website: comozooconservatory.org  Email: comomarketing@ci.stpaul.mn.us Phone: 651-487-8200  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Website: www.arboretum.umn.edu/eventsprograms.aspx Phone: 952-443-1400 or 612-301-1210  Minnesota Master Naturalist University of Minnesota Extension Website: minnesotamasternaturalist.org Phone: tel:8882414532   

May 18, Farmington
Spring Plant Sale
Dakota County Fair Grounds

This sale is put on by the Master Gardeners in Dakota County. 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

June 24-27, St. Paul
"Once Upon A Summer's Day" Flower Show
The Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Boulevard

FREE ADMISSION to the public: June 25 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. June 26 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  “Once Upon A Summer’s Day” Flower Show is a Garden Club of America Flower Show where all exhibitors are required to adhere to its national standards of excellence in gardening to broaden the knowledge of and share the beauty of floral design, horticulture, conservation, photography and botanical arts. This flower show is being judged by Garden Club of America nationally approved judges. For more informarion contact Beth Jackson bethpetejackson@gmail.com or Colleen FitzPatrick fitzcolleen@gmail.com

July 20, Lake Elmo Area
Learn and Grow With Us Garden Tour! 
Presented by the U of MN Extension Master Gardeners. Experience seven exquisite master gardener gardens in the Lake Elmo area!  Learn about:  growing vegetables, composting, lawn care, tree pruning, prairie restoration, planting for pollinators, container gardening, etc.!  9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ticket Reservations begin March 15th. $15 pre-tour price.  $20 day-of price.  For more information, visit our website:  www.mastergardenersinwashingtonco.org.

July 21, Edina
Edina Garden Council 2019 Garden Tour

The Tour is a selection of unique gardens in the southeastern quadrant of Edina. The Edina Garden Council is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from the Garden Tour, this year, will be directed to the Tranquility Garden project EGC is sponsoring at Arneson Acres Park in Edina. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The tour is in the southeast quadrant of Edina, map of locations of the gardens will be given out with the ticket  Info: www.edinagardencouncil.org. Tickets will be at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event $12 in advance, $15 on day of the event.

 

 

 

 

Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events  

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
comozooconservatory.org  
651-487-8200  

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
arboretum.umn.edu/eventsprograms.aspx
952-443-1400 or 612-301-1210

Minnesota Master Naturalist
University of Minnesota Extension
minnesotamasternaturalist.org
888-241-4532 


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March 9, St. Louis
Science and Sustainability Open House
Monsanto Center

Meet scientists, see displays highlighting plant collecting and visit one of the largest world herbarium collections with specimens gathered from around the globe dating back to the 1700s. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Further details can be found at mobot.org and by calling  (314) 577-0888.  March 11 Springfield Home Garden Blueberries Springfield Botanical Center Greene County Master Gardeners share how to grow blueberries in a home garden, part of their Potting Shed University. Ages 18 years and up. $5 per person. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pay at the door registration opens at 5:30 p.m. For more details visit parkboard.org/calendar. and call (417) 881-8909.  

March 11, Springfield
Spring Break in the Garden
Springfield Botanical Garden

Spend the week at the gardens with daily lectures at 1 p.m. for ages 5-12 years. Monday, Lake Walk; Tuesday, all about soils; Wednesday Japanese Garden Tour and Fish Printing; Thursday Container Herb Gardening for Kids and Friday Botanical Gardens Take Flight. Cost $5 per person per day or $15 for the week. To register, call (417) 891-1515. More details may be found at parkboard.org/calendar.  March 16 Springfield  Orchid Show and Sale Springfield Botanical Center  The Springfield Orchid Society brings a juried display of beautiful, rare and exotic orchids. Orchids will also available to purchase. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All ages. Free admission to orchid show; prices vary per plant. For further details, call the Botanical Center at (417) 891-1515 and visit parkboard.org/calendar.  

March 18, Springfield
Native Plant Landscaping
Springfield Botanical Center
This session covers how to landscape your home with native plants presented by Greene County Master Gardeners. Ages 18 years and up. $5 per person. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pay at the door registration opens at 5:30 p.m. For more details call (417) 881-8909 and check parkboard.org/calendar.  

March 22, Eldon
Master Pollinator Steward Program
Eldon Central Bank

This lecture and hands-on series through April 26 covers information on insects, pollination, honey bees, native pollinators and conservation. Adults. Cost $90.  For further details, call (573) 369-2394 and visit extension.missouri.edu/miller.  

March 25, Springfield
Great Perennials
Springfield Botanical Center
Greene County Master Gardeners discuss Heuchera and Heucherella, two excellent perennials for home gardens. Ages 18 years and up. $5 per person. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pay at the door registration opens at 5:30 p.m. You may find more information at parkboard.org/calendar and by calling 417) 881-8909.  

April 1, Springfield
The World of Daffodils
Springfield Botanical Center

As daffodils start blooming, Green County Master Gardeners lecture on the wonderful world of daffodils. Ages 18 years and up. $5 per person. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pay at the door registration opens at 5:30 p.m. For more details check parkboard.org/calendar and call  (417) 881-8909.  

April 1, Springfield
Opening of Mizumoto Japanese Garden
Springfield Botanical Center

Stroll through the garden by yourself or for another $2 per person have a guide. Cost $4 for adults, free for children 12 years of age and under. Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more details, call (417) 891-1515 extension 2 and visit mggreene.org.  

April 6, Kingsville
Frida Kahlo’s Garden
Powell Gardens

Kansas City premiere of Frida Kahlo’s Garden, a traveling exhibition featuring live music, cocktails, and food inspired by indigenous Mexican cuisine. Enjoy a performance by Kansas City playwright and actress Vanessa Severo, who portrays Frida Kahlo in Frida: A Self Portrait, a hands-on painting activity and an exhibition walk-through with chef Renee Kelly who will discuss the culinary side of Kahlo’s work. Cost $50 per person. Adults. Further details at (816) 697-2600 extension 209 and visit powellgardens.org.  

April 6, Springfield
Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
Springfield Botanical Center

Celebrate spring with the Springfield Sister Cities Association. Bring a kite to fly or build one with us. Enjoy Japanese and Mexican children’s crafts with free admission to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden as it reopens for the season. All ages. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission; $5 for kite-building kits. Call (417) 891-1515 and visit parkboard.org/calendar for further information.  

April 6, Springfield
Mini Zen Garden
Springfield Botanical Center

Create a tabletop or patio container garden of your own design that incorporates elements of a Japanese Garden. Ages 12 years and older. Cost $30. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pre-register by calling (417) 891-1515.  Check their website for more details at parkboard.org/calendar.  

April 7, St. Louis
Garden Weekend
Missouri Botanical Garden

Meet Me (Outdoors) in St. Louis Garden Weekend April 7-8 features outdoor experiences, exhibitors, experts and more at Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve and the Butterfly House. Help re-open the Garden’s popular perennial experiences for 2018 - the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden and Tower Grove House. Admission rates apply. For more details, visit mobot.org and call (314) 577-5100.  

April 11, Kingsville Sages
Frida Kahlo’s Garden
Powell Gardens

Learn the important influence of flora and fauna on Frida Kahlo’s art and daily life. Presented by Stephanie Fox Kanppe, Samuel Sosland curator of American Art at the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, the presentation will cover biographical details and highlights of Kahlo’s fascinating career with special attention paid to her relationship with plants and their impact on her artistic expression. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $35 per person; includes a box lunch. Visit powellgardens.org and call (816) 697-2600 extension 209 for more details.  

April 11, St. Louis
Annual Daffodil Show
Missouri Botanical Garden

Greater Daffodil Society annual show Thursday April 11 and Friday April 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All ages. Free. Requires Garden admission. For more information, visit stldaffodilclub.org/events.  

April 13, Kingsville
Succulent Workshop
Powell Gardens

This hands-on opportunity will provide you with basic information about the identification, care, and propagation of various succulents. Using inspiration from the plants featured in the exhibition, Frida Kahlo’s Garden (on view exclusively at Powell Gardens) participants will design a small container to take home. $45 per person. Adults. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Further information can be found at (816) 697-2600 extension 209 and powellgardens.org.

April 19, Springfield
Full Moon Hike
Springfield Botanical Center

Experience the sounds of a spring garden under the moonlight with a guided tour with an interpreter. All ages. Free. Starts at 8 p.m. For further information, parkboard.org/calendar.To pre-register, call (417) 891-1515.  

April 21, St. Louis
Chinese Culture Days
Missouri Botanical Garden

Annual celebration features a Grand Parade with 70-foot dancing dragon, authentic regional cuisine, interactive dance and acrobatics. Special tours in the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden (the Chinese Garden) focus on the symbolism of many plant species and architectural details. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. $15 adults (ages 13+), $7 children (3 to 12), $7 members. Visit mobot.org for more details and call (314) 577-5100.  

April 22, Springfield
22nd Annual Plant Sale
Springfield Botanical Center

Master Gardeners of Greene County hold their annual plant sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. Call (417) 874-2963 for further details and check mggreene.org/plantsale for a list of plants for sale.  

April 26, Springfield
Arbor Day Movie Night
Springfield Botanical Center

Free screening of “The Sandlot!” in the Peace through People outdoor amphitheater. Come early for information on the emerald ash borer, tree activities and take-a-ways. All ages. Starts at dark 7 p.m. For further information, call (417) 891-1515 and visit parkboard.org/calendar.  

April 27, Springfield
Master Gardeners of Greene County Plant Sale
Botanical Center in Nathanael Greene Park

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM RAIN OR SHINE Come early to see our large selection of perennials, Missouri Natives, veggies, herbs, shrubs, trees, grasses and more at the at 2400 S. Scenic, Check our Website mggreene.org/plantsale for an updated list of plants for sale, like us on FaceBook or call 417-874-2963 CASH - CHECK - CREDIT CARD  April 27 Webster Groves Annual Herb Sale First Congregational Church The Webster Groves Herb Society will holds its Annual Herb Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p p.m. Free admission. Locally grown herbs, natives and heirloom vegetables. For more information, visit wgherbs.org.

April 27, Troy
8th Annual Lincoln County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
University of Missouri Extension Center

8a.m.-1p.m. A variety of vegetables, annuals, perennials, natives and herbs will be offered, along with garden art. There will be a raffle basket filled with gardening supplies. For more information call 636-528-4613 or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Lincoln-County-Master-Gardeners


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March 15-17, Jackson
Jackson Garden Extravaganza
Mississippi Trade Mart

Plants, garden accessories, landscape pros, indoor gardens, gardening experts, soil testing, seminars, pottery, equipment, door prizes, children's area, & much more!!! $6 Admission, children under 15 free. Free parking. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit http://msnla.org/msnla/events/garden-patio-shows.  

March 28-April 6, Columbus
Spring Pilgrimage

We welcome you to join us in Columbus for the 79th Annual Spring Pilgrimage. This is an award-winning event that has been widely recognized as one of the best and most authentic home tours of the south. A key highlight of the event will be the Home and Garden Tours. Historic homes and gardens will be explored on a 10-day tour along with carriage and double decker bus rides. On April 6, the Garden Party will take place, where you can stroll through historic gardens with mint juleps and cheese straws from 3:00-6:00 p.m. For more information, go to visitcolumbusms.org and click on the calendar of events.  

April 6, Jackson
NatureFest!
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

It’s a festival, a nature outing, and a fascinating museum trip all wrapped into one exciting day. From live exotic animals to fish feedings by divers in our giant aquariums. This event has something for everyone. Families and young budding scientists won’t want to miss all the live demonstrations and behind-the-scenes tours with our scientists. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the museum’s native plant garden, play nature games, picnic at the pavilion with food from the food truck vendors (not included with admission price), and take a hike (guided or self-directed) on our beautiful springtime trails. $6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3 and up. Ages under 3 FREE. Museum Members are FREE. For more information, please contact the Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000 or by email at nicole@mmns.ms.gov.  

April 6, New Albany
Union County Master Gardeners 10th Annual New Albany Home & Garden Show
Historic Downtown New Albany 
This year’s theme is "Dancing into Spring." Free admission. Horticulturists Jason Reeves and Felder Rushing will headline the educational program. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 13, Starkville
Cotton District Arts Festival
Starkville Historic Cotton District

The festival blends incredible art, music, and food into a showcase event. The festival is hot to more than 125 artisans, as well as a juried art competition and show, Writer’s Village, Taste of Starkville restaurant competition, Pet Parade, Student Art Competition, and much more. Presented by the Starkville Area Arts Council, the Cotton District Arts Festival has been named one of the top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association, a Top 20 Event in the Southeast, and one of the top 5 festivals in Mississippi for 2012-2014 and again in 2015 by Mississippi Magazine. For more information, call 662-324-3080 or visit cdafestival.com.  

April 13, Tupelo
Lee County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Lee County Extension Office
5338 Cliff Gookin Blvd.

8:00 a.m. to noon. Come early for the best selection of plants! After-sale: Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Some price reductions on Tuesday) A list of available plants can be found on our website: Leecountymastergardeners.com  Follow Lee County Master Gardeners on Facebook for all the latest on our Plant sale and other MG events. Our Plant Sale is the Lee County Master Gardeners' annual fundraiser. Plant Sale proceeds benefit Lee County MG Projects which promote gardening and beautify our community. The proceeds also benefit two MSU undergraduate scholarships and children’s summer camp scholarships. Please bring cash or check to the sale because we know you will find something you have to take home! 

April 27, Jackson  
Metro Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Mynelle Gardens

Come check out our wide variety of native and naturalized heirloom plants, perennials, shrubs, and trees that are perfectly suited to our Southern soils and climate! After finalizing your plant purchase, please feel free to stroll through Mynelle Gardens! 8 a.m.-noon.  

April 27, Brandon
Rankin County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

8:00am-12noon, 601 Marquette Road, Brandon, MS (Extension Building). For more information visit www.facebook.com/rankincountymastergardeners 

May 6, Meridian
Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Farmer's Market on Front Street

From 7:00a.m. - Sold out. All plants grown by members of the EMMG club and sold at affordable prices. Income promotes horticulture student school costs. Free Parking. Phone MSU Extension Service 601-482-9764 for information.


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February 9, Medina
2019 Northeast Ohio Small Farm Workshop
A.I. Root Candle Community Room

Increasing farm profits from small acreage will be a major focus of OSU Extension’s upcoming Small Farm Workshop. New, existing, and aspiring farmers will be challenged to develop realistic expectations for a small farm, identify strengths and weaknesses of their farm business, price products effectively, consider new ideas, and create a business plan to take their hobby or small farm to the next level. Class is set for from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at A.I. Root Candle Community Room, 640 W. Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256.  Cost is $25.00 per person and includes a farm business binder, a hearty lunch, and refreshments for the day.  Pre-registration is required by February 6.   Also coming this March, “Next Steps: Small Farm Management 2.0” covering a deeper dive in farm management, transition planning and farm marketing and social media. For more information on these classes, visit go.osu.edu/farm. Call 330-725-4911 for more information. 

February 16, Youngstown
14th Annual Men’s Garden Club Winter Seminar
Fellows Riverside Garden
The following speakers will explore the rich heritage of growing, caring for, and appreciating plants: Scott Zanon is the owner of Desirable Trees and Turf LLC.,and is the author of Landscaping with Trees in the Midwest. Irvin Etienneis the horticultural display coordinator for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He writes for Fine Gardeningand Indiana Gardeningmagazines. The title of Irvin’s talk is “Carmen Miranda in the Midwest,” which will focus on eye-popping color and texture of annuals and tropicals. Louis Raymond,also known as the “Plant Geek,” is a garden designer in Rhode Island. He will present “Uncommon and Astonishing: Fun Horticulture from My Garden to Yours”; “From Sow’s Ears to Silk Purses: Gardens Before and After”; and “Potted: Gardening on the Edge.”9 a.m.–4 p.m.For more information, go to the winter seminar section at mgcy.org or call Dan Miller at 330-540-0954.

April 11, Owensville
25th Annual Southwest Ohio Perennial School
Clermont County Extension Service
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of the Southwest Ohio Perennial School. There will be vendors offering an assortment of plants and garden décor. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.Register by April 1 for reduced pricing. For more information or a registration form, visit clermont.osu.edu, call Gigi Neal at 513-732-7070 ext. 102, or email neal.331@osu.edu.


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February 1-3, Hershey
Orchid Show & Sale

Hershey Gardens,Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory
The Susquehanna Orchid Society will hold its 34th annual orchid show and sale. More than 1,000 orchids representing dozens of orchid varieties will be on display, including rare species and unique hybrids. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., included with admission. For more information, call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.

February 1-3, Lancaster
Suburban Pennsylvania Home Show

Lancaster County Convention Center
Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Free admission. For more information, call 717-287-4038 or visit lancasterhomeshow.com.

February 8-10, Wilkes-Barre
Northeast PA Home and Garden Show
Mohegan Sun Arena
Hours are 2-6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit wilkesbarrehomeshow.com.

February 9, Springfield
Pruning

Smedley Park
Take the guesswork out of the how and when to prune your trees and shrubs. Ray Murphy, professional gardener at Nemours and master gardener, shares his recommended tools and techniques. 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $10. For more information, call 610-690-2655 or visit extension.psu.edu/plants/master-gardener/counties/Delaware.

February 15-17, Oaks
Philly Home & Garden Show

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $10 for adults at the door, $8 online, free for children age 12 and under. For more information, call 610-940-1677or visit phillyhomeandgarden.com.

February 16, Philadelphia
Witch Hazel is Your Favorite?

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
These captivating winter bloomers are found throughout the arboretum. Pick up a map at the visitor center that showcases specially selected specimens. Children can create a witch hazel-related craft in the upper gallery of the visitor center. An arboretum expert will be available in the upper gallery 1-3 p.m. to answer questions. A guided tour at 2 p.m. will focus on the arboretum’s witch hazel collection. Included with admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.

February 2,2 Montrose
Junior Master Gardener Program Spring Session

Penn State Extension Office
Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County offer this hands-on education program for children ages 9 to 13. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. $25 for the full spring session. For more information, call 570-666-9003 or email susquehannamg@psu.edu.


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March 13, Memphis  
Brown Bag: Hand Tools for the Home Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden

This class will be held from noon-1:00 p.m. Be prepared for the upcoming gardening season by joining Robin Howell, Curator of the Japanese and Asian Gardens for this 101 class. Robin will discuss choosing the right tools for the job, safety, maintenance, and sharpening. Although small engine equipment is essential for gardening, this class will only deal with hand tools. No registration necessary, free with garden admission. Bring a sack lunch or enjoy a box lunch from Fratelli’s. For questions or more information, please call 901-636-4100.  

March 16, Oak Ridge
UT Arboretum Society's Monthly Hike
UT Arboretum

Grab your shillelagh and come walk at the Arboretum! Learn about the UT Arboretum’s trails on this short trail hike (1 to 1.5 hours). Don’t worry if you don’t have a shillelagh (Irish walking stick)!  Hikes will be varied in intensity level, and the route may be changed due to weather conditions or leader’s choice. These hikes are designed to be suitable for all, but the difficulty level of the hike is dependent on individual fitness. Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated at you hike. This hike will be led by a volunteer familiar with the UT Arboretum and the trail system. Meet at the UT Arboretum Visitors Center, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge at 9:00 a.m. Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking. This is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society and no registration is required. To learn more about this hike or the UT Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, call 865-483-7277. 

March 23, Memphis
Cherry Blossom Picnic 
Memphis Botanic Garden 
Celebrate the blooming of the cherry trees and one last chance to see the Origami in the Garden Exhibit from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Japanese Food trucks will be on site with tasty treats for a picnic in the Japanese Garden. Activity stations will be led by University of Memphis Japan Culture Club. The event is free with Garden admission.  

April 13, Harriman  
Backyard Birding
UT Extension Office

Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch or snack to enjoy while they listen to the presentation. The Master Gardeners of Roane County are trained by the University of Tennessee Extension and are part of the Tennessee Master Gardener Program. Come join us for this free class! The class will be from noon-1:00 p.m. For questions or more information, call 443-540-0521.  

April 13-14, Chattanooga
Master Your Garden Expo
Arena Camp Jordan

Master Your Garden Expo is a 2-day event being held at the Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge. This event showcases a wide variety of products related to agriculture and forestry, machine and garden tools. Admission cost is $10, which covers both days. Children under 12 years FREE. For more information, visit mghc.org/garden-expo/.  

April 26-27, Crossville  
Flower and Garden Show – Growing Back to our Roots
Crossville Fairgrounds

Cumberland County Master Gardeners invite you to the 2019 Flower and Garden Show, Growing Back to our Roots. Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. You will be able to shop for beautiful plants, attend informative classes, ask questions of master gardeners, and enjoy local food fare. Visit decoratively-transformed Crossville Fairgrounds at 1398 Livingston Road. No contact information was provided.  

April 27-28, Kingsport
Spring Garden Fair
Exchange Place

The Garden Fair is the last full weekend of April. Demonstrations of springtime activities on a 19th Century farmstead and sales of plants, garden accessories, farm products, and related arts are the focus. Traditional music, old-fashioned foods, children’s activities, animals, and education “talks and walks” are important parts of the event. For more information, visit exchangeplace.info or call 423-288-6071.  

 

CLASSES WITH MULTIPLE DATES AND TOPICS
March 19: Perennials & Annuals and Beginning Vegetables

March 26: Trees & Shrubs and Attracting Wildlife The class is open to the public. The cost is $50. Price includes: notebooks, door prizes, refreshments and questions answered by U.T. trained personnel. Please note that space is limited to 50 people and the spots fill quickly! For additional information, visit MGHC.org or call the UT Extension at 423-855-6113. 


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February 2 Danville
Gardening for All Ages
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Presenters will be Bryce Lane, retired lecturer in the horticultural department of NC State University and producer of the Emmy winning series for UNCTV Public television In the Garden with Bryce Lane,and Dan Benarcik of Chanticleer Garden. The event offers a Learning Center, vendors, a raffle, book sale, a silent auction and door prizes. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Snow date is February 9. For an event brochure including registration form, visit the DMGA at danvillemastergardeners.org.

February 14, 15, 21, 22 & March 1, 2, 8, 9 Clarksville
24th Hellebore Festival
Pine Knot Farms
Discover the beauty of these low maintenance, winter-blooming plants and learn how to care for them from experts Judith and Dick Tyler at Pine Knot Farms. Many cultivars of hellebores and companion plants are available for purchase. For more information call 434-252-1990 or visit pineknotfarms.com.

February21 Roanoke
Night Howls
Mill Mountain Zoo and Park 
Participants will begin the night indoors enjoying hot cider and cookies while learning about nocturnal animals and the noises they make. Guests will then proceed outdoors for a guided tour of the zoo in the dark to observe the creatures and enjoy spectacular views of the city at night. Event time is 5:30-7 p.m. Member children $9, member adults $12. Non-member children $12, non-member adults $15. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 540-343-3241 or visit mmzoo.org. 

February 22-24 Chantilly
Capital Remodel & Garden Show
Dulles Expo Center
Homeowners are offered a valuable one-stop shopping experience for the latest remodeling, decorating, and landscaping products and services. Show hours for Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. with Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. To purchase tickets online, visit capitalremodelandgarden.com.


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April 23-27
Springtime in St. Louis
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MARCH 22

See St. Louis like never before! Called the "Gateway to the West," this trip will leave you calling St. Louis the "Gateway to Great Gardens!"Join Olbrich Botanical Gardens' Horticulturist, Erin Presley on this tour of springtime splendor. Tour Includes: Round-trip motorcoach transportation from Madison, 4 nights at Hampton Inn St. Louis - Downtown, daily continental breakfast at the hotel, 2 lunches and 1 dinner, all entrances and fees to activities/gardens listed above, plus a few surprises, free time to explore the great city of St. Louis, travel with Erin Presley, horticulturist at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. For more information, or to book this tour, contact Burkhalter Tours: Shaina Flum - Group Travel Coordinator, phone: 1-800-556-9286 Ext. 250, email: sflum@burkhaltertravel.com

May 11, West Bend
33rd Annual Wildflower and Perennial Sale
Lac Lawrann Conservancy
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Huge selection of Wisconsin native plants for wetland, woodland and prairie gardens as well as garden perennials and herbs. Handmade trellis’ and garden art. Volunteers take all precautions to avoid spreading Asian Jumping worms. For more information visit www.laclawrann.org.

May 17, Sturgeon Bay
Join the Door County Master Gardeners  Friday evening, May 17, 5:00 - 7:00 Pm, at The UW Peninsular Research Station 4312 HWY 42, Sturgeon Bay, for 1st Pick!, an exclusive early access event for the Door County Master Gardener’s annual Spring Plant sale and fundraiser. At 1st Pick, shop cool plants, avoid the crowds, win free stuff and help benefit a local not-for-profit. Tickets $10.00 each or 2 for $15.00. Visit dcmga.org or email karengardens@yahoo.com for additional information.

May 26, Madison
Madison Area Iris Society Show
Olbrich Gardens

This will be a judged, cut stalk show. Open for public viewing from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.

July 19-21, Madison
Madison Area Iris Society Sale
West Madison Agricultural Research Station

Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.. All classifications of bearded iris plus some Siberian, Japanese and species iris grown locally by our cub members. Bare root or potted and ready to plant.

June 22, Milwaukee
South Milwaukee Historical Society Garden Tour
Visit 6 beautiful South Milwaukee gardens and peruse the Art Fair located at the South Milwaukee Historical Society (717 Milwaukee Avenue) where hand-crafted garden items created by local artisans will be for sale along with live music and foot. Also attend one of our many demonstrations throughout the day including painting, gardening, and what plants attract bees to your gardens. The first 50 people to visit the South Milwaukee Historical Society the day of the tour will receive a free goody bag. Please contact Patti Bergeson at 414-768-9549 for any questions or to purchase tickets.


 

 

Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events

Boerner Botanical Gardens
boernerbotanicalgardens.org.
414-525-5653

The Domes, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
milwaukeedomes.org
414-257-5611

Green Bay Botanical Garden
gbbg.org
920-490-9457

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
olbrich.org
608-246-4550

Monk Botanical Gardens
monkgardens.org
715-261-6309

Rotary Botanical Gardens
rotarybotanicalgardens.org
608-752-3885

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.