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Upcoming Events for Georgia

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@sbsmags.com.

 

 

Through December 31, Atlanta
Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens
Atlanta History Center

 

November

 

November 15-16, Gainesville
Drawing Trees: Two-day Workshop
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville

Capture the wonderful shapes of the winter trees and all the whimsy and texture of the curves and edges of bark. Supply list provide upon registration. $79, 10 a.m.-noon. Registration deadline November 12. For more information or to register call 404-888-4760 or visit atlantabg.org.



November 17, Kennesaw
Gardencraft Series: Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Create a beautiful custom centerpiece using natural materials that reflect the colors of the season. 10 a.m.-noon. Registration fee: $45. For more information or to register, visit smithgilbertgardens.com or call 770-919-0248.



November 18, Athens
Plant Nutrition (Northeast Georgia Orchid Society meeting)
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Northeast Georgia Orchid Society member Kevin Tarner will present a discussion of plant nutrients, their function in plants, and how to provide these nutrients.  Please bring any plants you would like to show, or that you have questions about. 2-4 p.m., Gardenside Room, free. For more information, email northeastgaorchidsociety@gmail.com.



November 24, Athens
Full Moon Hike: Beaver Moon
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Bring family and friends of all ages along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night! Be prepared to hike up to 2 miles on our wooded trails and in the garden. If you have young children or infants, a backpack carrier is suggested. 7 p.m., Meet at the fountain in front of the Visitor Center. $5/person or $15/family. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706–542–6156.



November 30, LaGrange
Boxwood Christmas Wreath Workshop
Hills & Dales Estate

Come be a part of a day’s cheer and fun as you create a wreath using boxwood from the estate. All participants will leave with a beautiful wreath to grace their door, complete with a hand-tied bow if desired. Bring clippers if you have them. All other supplies will be provided. $40 per person, 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. Call 706-882-3242 or email info@hillsanddales.org to register.

 

December



December 1, Juliette
Living Wreaths
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site

Assemble your very own live wreath using greenery that will last through the holiday season. Pre-registration required by Saturday, November 24. Program fee includes materials and site admission for the day. 10 a.m.-noon, $10. For more information, call 478-986-5172.



December 1, Gainesville
Holiday Children’s Workshop – Botanical Ornaments
Atlanta Botanical Garden in Gainesville

Adorn your home and holiday trees with pinecone owls, colorful poinsettias and whimsical birds. All supplies provided. Ages: PreK-1st grade. Fee: $29 (members $24). Registration deadline, November 2. For more information, visit atlantabg.org/learn/kids-programs.

 

December 1, LaGrange
Mixed Greens Christmas Wreath Workshop
Hills & Dales Estate

Come be a part of a day’s cheer and fun as you create a wreath using a variety of elegant fresh evergreens and berries gathered from the estate. All participants will leave with a beautiful wreath to grace their door, complete with a hand-tied bow if desired. Bring clippers if you have them. All other supplies will be provided. 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. $40. Call 706-882-3242 or email info@hillsanddales.org to register.



December 1, Columbus
Christmas Wreath Workshop
Columbus Botanical Garden

After demonstrations, participants will create their own evergreen Christmas wreath using an eclectic mix of fresh greenery, berries, and garden highlights. All supplies (straw wreath forms, pins, wire, etc.) will be provided, including an abundance of fresh greenery and natural materials. $45, 10 a.m.-noon. Pre-registration deadline: November 26. For more information, email contactus@columbusbotanicalgarden.org or call 706-327-8400.



December 9, Lithia Springs
Backcountry Geology Hike
Sweetwater Creek State Park

Geologist and “Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park” president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous 3-mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack’s Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor’s Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes required. 1-4 p.m., $6 plus $5 parking fee. For more information, call 770-732-5871.



December 14, Fargo
Geminids Meteor Shower Paddle
Stephen C. Foster State Park

Join us for a late night paddle under the Geminids meteor shower. One of our rangers will lead you out to Billy’s Lake for a wide view of the stars and meteors far from man-made light. Take advantage of our dark skies and see the meteor shower from one of the best vantage points in the Southeast. $15-$20, $5 parking. For more information, call 912-637-5274.



January 11, Marietta
Thyme to Read Book Club: Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
Cobb County Water Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive

Cris Force will be the facilitator. All these books are available from the Cobb County Library System. Meetings are open to the public and are held at 10:15 a.m. For more information, contact Crystal Force at crystalaforce@gmail.com.



Student artists may win up to $1,000!!
2018 Student Art Competition

Students grade 9 through college enrolled in Georgia schools are invited to participate in the 2018 State Botanical Garden art competition funded by the J.A. and H.G. Woodruff Jr. Charitable Trust and sponsored by the Friends of the Garden. Winning artwork will be used to create signature items, such as note cards, scarves, mugs, and mouse pads that will be for sale at the State Botanical Garden gift shop. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners, with first place receiving $1,000. For more information, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call Connie at 706-542-6014. All artwork must be turned in to the State Botanical Garden by Friday, November 30, 2018.

 

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