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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@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

March 2, Decatur
Easy Turf Care, What to do for Spring Lawns
DeKalb County Extension Office

Learn how to have the best-looking grass in your neighborhood by selecting the right turf and knowing how to care for it. 6:45-8:15 p.m., $10. Contact Vania De Leon Ramirez for registration at vdramirez@dekalbcountyga.gov or
404-298-4080.


March 2, Atlanta
Summer Veggie Garden – Plan Ahead
Atlanta Botanical Garden  

Find out about vegetables and herbs that will perform well through Georgia’s summer months and learn tips for improving your yields. 6:30-8:30 p.m., $29. For more information, visit atlantabg.org or call 404-876-5859.


March 3, Athens
Friends First Friday: Growing Dahlias in Georgia
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Henry Everett, a member of the Dahlia Society of Georgia and the American Dahlia Society, will show pictures and explain the steps of growing dahlias in Georgia. 9-10:30 a.m., $12, includes breakfast. For more information, call 706-542-6138 or visit botgarden.uga.edu.


March 3-4, Bishop
25th Annual Hellebore Days
Piccadilly Farm Nursery and Gardens

Events include Athens plein air painters art exhibit; guided Hellebore garden tour Friday morning at 9 a.m.; Georgia Model A Ford Club exhibit Saturday morning; “Common Sense of Gardening” talk by Dr. Allan Armitage Saturday at 9 a.m. For more information, call 706-765-4444 or visit www.piccadillyfarm.com. Free and open to the public.


March 4, Rome
Why, When, and How to Prune Workshop
Rome/Floyd Library

Join Keith Mickler, county extension agent, and Terry Paige, City of Rome arborist, to learn why, when, and how to prune plants in your landscape. This will be a live demonstration. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 706-295-6210 or email uge1115@uga.edu.


March 7, Fayetteville
Vegetable Garden Pests – Insect ID
Fayette County Extension

Join Sandy Golden, master gardener extension volunteer, as she expounds on the destruction that vegetable garden pests can accomplish in a short period of time. 10-11:30 a.m. Please RSVP by emailing uge2113@uga.edu or calling 770-305-5412 ext 7. Free class.


March 7, Atlanta
Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story
Atlanta Botanical Garden
 
Join Director Tim Shepard in a special preview of selected footage from their latest documentary program, Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story, as they share the story of chocolate from bean in the Amazon to bar in high-end cafes and stores. Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt, the co-owners of Krog Street Market’s Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate, appear in the film and will be here to talk about their journey to creating sustainable and artisanal chocolate products. 7 p.m. Free. No reservations required. For more information, visit atlantabg.org or call 404-876-5859.


March 9, Fayetteville
Mixing It Up – Ornamentals and Edibles in Your Garden
Fayette County Extension

When designing with edibles, use the same design principles as you would with any ornamental planting. Join Jennifer Stewart, master gardener extension volunteer, as she discusses ways to create unity and coherence. 10-11:30 a.m., free. Please RSVP by calling 770-305-5412 or emailing uge2113@uga.edu.


March 12, Athens
Full Moon Hike (Worm Moon)
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. 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. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the fountain in front of the visitor’s center. 8-9:30 p.m., $5/person or $15/family. For more information, call 706-542-6156 or visit botgarden.uga.edu.


March 14-May 2, Athens    
Building Connection
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

This eight-week class will take an intensified look at what Deep Nature Connection means and how to enrich your life with simple tools for connecting to the earth. Time will be allotted for a stillness in nature practice in the gardens. Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $145. Register online at wildintelligence.org/event/building-connections.


March 16, Athens
Soapmaking 101: Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Jessica and Kevin, owners of Normal Soap Company, will discuss soap history, ingredients, and instruction details. The main focus of this class is the “cold process” method. We will cover what soap is, soap process, choosing fats and lye safety. Fees cover instruction, safety equipment (apron, gloves, and glasses), and all soapmaking ingredients. It DOES NOT include a mold. 5:30-8:30 p.m., $45. For more information, call 706-542-6156 or visit botgarden.uga.edu.


March 17, Athens
Eudora Welty’s Garden
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Mississippi native Susan Haltom is a garden designer and the preservation and maintenance coordinator of Eudora Welty’s garden in Jackson, Mississippi. Please join the Friends of the Garden for our annual business meeting at 5:30 p.m. and a reception at 6:15 p.m. before Susan Haltom speaks at 7. For more information or to register, visit www.botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6138. Admission is free, but registration is required by March 10.


March 18, Atlanta
Orchids for Beginners: Dendrobium, Oncidium and Cattleya
Atlanta Botanical Garden
 
This class examines the cultural requirements of this group of orchids and their adaptation to the home environment. $29 (Member $24) 10 a.m.-noon, registration deadline March 9. For more information, visit atlantabg.org or call 404-876-5859.


March 18, Gainesville
Container Gardening
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville

Learn how to create lush containers for any season using a few simple guidelines. Fee: $29, 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, visit atlantabg.org or call 404-876-5859.


March 18, Athens
Soils of the Georgia Piedmont and Beyond
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

In this course Mac Callaham, PhD, and Chelsea Cunard, PhD, will discuss the history of our local Georgia Piedmont soils and general soil ecology and biology. The course will include a lecture as well as a lab portion where we will explore soil in nature. Prepare to get a little dirty and to learn about the fascinating, mysterious world beneath your feet. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $50. For more information, call 706-542-6156 or visit botgarden.uga.edu.


March 20, Lawrenceville
Preparing Our Gardens to Welcome Pollinators
Bethesda Senior Center

Program presented by Susan Meyers of Monarch Watch. Her passion for pollinators and skill as an educator make her presentations truly memorable. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. You are welcome to join us for a covered dish supper at 6:30, please bring a dish to share. For more information, visit gwinnettmastergardeners.com.


March 21, Jonesboro
The Bzzz Behind Beekeeping
UGA Extension, Clayton County

Come hear a beekeeper share their passion about the world’s greatest insect. Find out what it takes to keep honeybees. 1-3 p.m. No charge. Registration online in advance of the event is required. For more information, visit ugaextension.org/county-offices/clayton.html or call 770-473-5434.


March 22, Atlanta
Saving Georgia’s Wild Orchids
Atlanta Botanical Garden  

Many native orchid species are on the decline due to habitat loss and illegal poaching, and so the Atlanta Botanical Garden has led a robust orchid conservation movement across the Southeast for more than a decade. Join Conservation Horticulture Manager Matt Richards as he takes an in-depth look at Georgia’s native orchids, their relationship with pollinators, and the conservation efforts to protect orchids throughout the entire Southeast. 7-8 p.m. For more information, visit atlantabg.org or call 404-876-5859.


March 22, Athens
Flower Arranging Unit 4: Fruit and Vegetable Design
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

This is the fourth in a series of five National Garden Club units focusing on designs incorporating fruits and vegetables. Participants will be provided with a list of materials to bring to class. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $45. For more information, call 706-542-6156 or visit botgarden.uga.edu.


March 22, Tifton
South Georgia Native Plant & Wildflower Symposium
Southern Regional Technical College

The symposium is an annual event featuring knowledgeable speakers who are experts in their field and a native plant sale. $45 per person. A box lunch is included in this price. For more information, visit www.sgnpws.org.


March 23, Jonesboro
Edible Landscaping
Clayton County International Park VIP Building

Learn how to integrate food-producing plants throughout your landscape. Bring a sack lunch, paper, and pen and learn while you eat. Free. For more information, call 770-473-3945 or email uge1063@uga.edu.


March 23, Fayetteville
Irrigation for Your Garden
Fayette County Extension Office

Join Don Adkins, master gardener extension volunteer, as he talks about drip irrigation, which is a water-saving method for a more economical home solution. There will also be tips and practical rules for determining irrigation placement. 6-7:30 p.m., free. Please RSVP by calling 770-305-5412 or email uge2113@uga.edu.


March 25, Athens
Oconee Rivers Audubon Society Spring Bird Ramble
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Come join the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society for a morning bird walk at the garden. Look and listen for our spring migrants. First time birding? No problem. ORAS members will help you spot and identify the feathery creatures. All birding levels are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them.  8 a.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.oconeeriversaudubon.org.


March 25, Athens
Building Your Own Natural Furniture with Bim Willow
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Bim Willow is a nationally recognized furniture builder. He has been featured on HGTV and has been building furniture for 30 years. Willow will guide each participant as they create their very own handmade piece of furniture to take home. All materials are provided with the registration fee but participants are asked to bring gloves and a hammer. Upon registering, each participant must choose which piece to build. 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee varies based on which project participants choose. Deadline for registration March 10. For more information, call 706-542-6156 or visit botgarden.uga.edu.


March 26, Athens
Bird Sense
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

In this class taught by Sarah Hubbard, naturalist, storyteller, nature mentor at Wild Intelligence, we will explore bird language and behaviors, our most common birds, and how to attract birds to your garden. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $35. Register online at wildintelligence.org/event/bird-sense.


March 28, Athens
Garden Travels: Australia: Sydney and the East Coast
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Hosted by Berkeley Boone and his wife Leia. Light reception at 6:30 p.m., talk begins at 7. Free. For more information or to register, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6138.


March 30, Athens
Plants of the Desert: Growing Cacti and Succulents
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Kevin Tarner, succulent enthusiast and professional horticulturist, will begin with an overview of how cacti and succulents are able to thrive in the hottest places on Earth. Next, he’ll introduce the most desert-adapted and horticulturally popular plant families. We’ll then explore how to successfully cultivate and propagate desert plants. Each participant will create their own succulent dish garden to take home. Bring a container for planting. Light refreshments will be provided but you are welcome to bring your dinner with you. 5:30-8:30 p.m., $45. For more information, call 706-542-6156 or visit botgarden.uga.edu.

 

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.