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Georgia Gardening Cover

 

 

 

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.

 

 

June 2, Athens
Friends First Friday: The Durham Horticulture Farm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Ryan McNeil, superintendent of the 90-acre University of Georgia Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, will share just exactly what happens there. He will explain how the land is used, what crops are grown, and the research carried out to produce the best fruits, vegetables, pecans, and other plants to help make Georgia farmers an important part of the food chain. He will also include a bit about bee research carried out in the midst of the crops. 9-10:30 a.m., $12, includes breakfast. For more information, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6138.

 

June 3-4, Douglasville
Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival
Various locations throughout Douglas County

Festival activities will include a flower show, garden market, garden tours, Master Gardeners’ Vegetable Garden Scarecrows, and the Courthouse Gallery Art Exhibit. For more information, visit hydrangeafest.org or call 678-449-3939.

 

June 2, Athens
Summer Tree Identification
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

In this class, students learn to identify some of the most common of these by their leaves, bark, branching patterns, and tree form. Students will learn to use a hand lens and a simple dichotomous key for woody plants to identify species. Class time will be divided between classroom exercises and a field trip to the woods at the State Botanical Garden. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $50. For more information, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call
706-542-6156.

 

June 3, Athens
Learn to Identify, Grow, and Conserve Carnivorous Plants
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

We will cover the importance of their habitats and what conservation steps are being taken to preserve this species-rich habitat, plus identification, propagation, and different native carnivorous habitats.  Each participant will pot up their own carnivorous plants to take home. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. For more information, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6156.

 

June 3, Columbus
The Chattahoochee Valley Daylily Festival
Columbus Botanical Garden

An AHS accredited daylily show that also includes arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and several daylily vendors. Free daylily classes and demos in the afternoon. Free admission to the garden and festival. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This event is presented by the Chattahoochee Valley Daylily Society, Columbus Botanical Garden, and UGA Extension. For more information, visit columbusbotanicalgarden.com or call 706-327-8400.

 

June 4, Woodstock
Summer in the Miniature Garden
Autumn Hill Nursery

Create a summer-themed miniature garden for your home. $20 materials cost includes container, soil, moss, and three plants. 11 a.m. For more information, call 770-442-3901.

 

June 10, Carrollton
Southern Winegrape Symposium
Carroll County Ag Center

The Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia in conjunction with UGA Extension Carroll County invite all current and aspiring individuals interested in learning more about growing grapes and making wine. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $50 per person by May 30. $65 after May 30 and at the door. For more information, visit vinewinewga.com or call 770-836-8546.

 

June 10, Kennesaw
Bonsai Study Group
Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Included with garden admission. 9 a.m.-4: p.m. For more information, call 770-919-0248 or visit smithgilbertgardens.com.

 

June 10, Greater Atlanta Area
American Hydrangea
Society Garden Tour

The 23rd Annual AHS Garden Tour of a number of beautiful gardens in the Atlanta Metro area. $30 for one ticket or $40 for two garden tour tickets. For more information, visit americanhydrangeasociety.org/Annual-Garden-Tour.

 

June 14, Atlanta
Atlanta’s Amphibians: Identifying Our Urban Frogs and Salamanders
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Learn more about these amphibians – their habitats and the best time of year to see them. Anyone interested in local amphibians, and learning how to identify frogs by call is encouraged to attend. Make sure to bring a flashlight for frog spotting in the Conservatory! 6:30-8:30 p.m., $29. For more information, visit atlantabg.org or call 404-888-4760.

 

June 17, Athens
Where Do Hummingbirds Hide?
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Class time will be spent discussing the mapped hummingbird trail while discovering tips for spotting these tiny creatures in Georgia habitats. A tour of the trail will be given after the class so bring a camera or binoculars if you’d like! 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15. For more information, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6156.

 

June 22, Jonesboro
Easy Dishes Using Fresh Veggies
Clayton County International Park

Identify the benefits of cooking with fresh veggies and herbs grown in your garden. Learn how to pair garden veggies with commonly used foods found in the local grocery store. Free, noon-1 p.m. For more information, call 770-473-5434 or register online at eventbrite.com/e/easy-dishes-using-fresh-veggies-tickets-32743650139.

 

June 23-24, Ellijay
Flower Show – Architecture: The Art of Expression
Gilmer County Library

Presented by The Garden Club of Ellijay. Friday 2-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Laura C. Martin, well-known horticulturist and author will present the program, “Taming the Natives: Gardening with Southern Wildflowers” Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call 404-290-6422.

 

June 24–25, Atlanta
Refugee Recipe Celebration
Atlanta Botanical Garden

In honor of World Refugee Day, refugee cooks from Sudan, Burma, Nepal, and Syria will visit the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen to create tastes from freshly grown food highlighting authentic recipes. Families will enjoy seed planting and other discovery activities. Free with garden admission. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit atlantabg.org or call 404-888-4760.

 

July

 

July 7, Athens
Friends First Friday: Summer Blooming Bulbs
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Clifford Brock, botanical garden curator of the chapel and assistant curator in the flower garden would like to introduce First Friday guests to some easy-to-grow, yet infrequently planted summer perennial bulbs. Includes a full breakfast. 9-10:30 a.m., $12. For more information, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call
706-542-6138.

 

July 8, Mableton
Georgia Native Plant Society Workday  
Heritage Park

Come and help remove invasive exotic species and allow natives to retake their rightful place along the trail. 9-11 a.m. Contact connieg6474@gmail.com by July 6 to indicate you will be attending and/or to get further information.  Bring work gloves and any hand landscape/gardening tools you are comfortable using.

 

July 13, Atlanta
Shade Gardening
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Learn about fantastic understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant choices. The class focuses on plants that work well in combination for a shade garden that looks like a healthy plant community. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $29, registration deadline July 10. For information, visit atlantabg.org or call 404-876-5859.

 

July 15, Atlanta
Orchids for Beginners I: Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Examine how to grow these plants and their relatives in the typical home environment. Each class participant will go home with an orchid plant. 10 a.m.-noon. $34, registration deadline July 12. For information, visit atlantabg.org or call 404-876-5859.

 

July 22, Ball Ground
The Misunderstood World of Reptiles and Amphibians
Gibbs Gardens

Leave your fear at home and join Lee and Pam Cheever to explore the interesting world of snakes, turtles, lizards, and more. The instructors will talk about the role of these creatures in the animal kingdom and enlighten us about the difference between venomous and non-venomous. Attendees will have the opportunity to see these animals up close and touch or even hold, them, if desired. Only hand tamed, non-venomous animals will be part of the demonstration. 11 a.m.-noon. For more information, visit gibbsgardens.com or call 770-893-1881.

 

August

 

August 4, Athens
Friends First Friday
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Jane Bath, noted landscape designer, has been practicing horticulture and landscape design in the Athens area for many years. She wrote the excellent The Landscape Design Answer Book, owned Land Arts Nursery, and discovered Bath’s Pink dianthus and Bath’s aster. She will discuss tips for working with your particular landscaping needs and take questions about specific issues the audience may have about home landscapes. 9-10:30 a.m., $12. For more information, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6138.

 

August 12, Mableton
Georgia Native Plant Society Workday
Heritage Park

Come and help remove invasive exotic species and allow natives to retake their rightful place along the trail. 9-11 a.m. Contact connieg6474@gmail.com by August 10 to indicate you will be attending and/or to get further information. Bring work gloves and any hand landscape/gardening tools you are comfortable using.

 

August 13, Athens
Beekeeping for Beginners: Varroa Mites and Overwintering Hives
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

This is the seventh and final class for the Beekeeping for Beginners series. Advance your beekeeping knowledge and skills as you perform a 24-hour varroa mite count and apply a variety of fall treatments for varroa and other pests. Protective veil and gloves are required for this course. 9-11 a.m., $35. For more information, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6156.

 

August 22, Atlanta
Alston Lecture
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Annie Martin (a.k.a. Mossin’ Annie) of Mountain Moss Enterprises and author of The Magical World of Moss Gardening provides valuable insight on how to transform a garden or lawn into a serene, green retreat showcasing the world’s oldest living land plants: eco-friendly mosses. A book signing will follow. This is a free event. The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation. 7-8 p.m. For information, visit atlantabg.org or call 404-876-5859.

 

August 24, Atlanta
Autumn Veggie Garden: Planning Ahead
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Find out about vegetables and herbs that perform well throughout the autumn months and learn important techniques for improving results for a delicious harvest up to and beyond the first frost. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $29, registration deadline August 21. For information, visit atlantabg.org or call 404-876-5859.

 

August 26, Athens
They are Back: Hummingbirds and the Hummingbird Trail
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Join us for a ramble as we walk through the Hummingbird Trail to find the hummingbird’s secret hiding places.  Bring a camera or binoculars if you’d like and join the adventure! The last hour of the ramble is intended for participants to have time to independently photograph or observe the hummingbirds. 9-11 a.m. Free. For more information, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6156.

 

August 26, Athens
Plant Conservation: Protecting Plant Diversity in the Garden and in the Wild
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

This course surveys threats to biodiversity in Georgia and worldwide, examples of rare plant research, techniques for restoration and reintroduction, and ways individuals and organizations are making a difference in protecting the rare plants of Georgia. Class will include group discussions and tours of the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $105. For more information, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6156.

 

August 27, Atlanta
Practical Beekeeping: A Hands-On Approach
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Students will learn the basics of honeybee biology, beehive maintenance, and beekeeping equipment. Learn by working hands-on with the garden beehives. Taught by Curtis Gentry, garden beekeeper. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $34, registration deadline Aug. 23. For information, visit atlantabg.org or call 404-876-5859.

 

August 30, Athens
Flower Arranging Unit 1: Line/Line Mass Design
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Our popular five-part flower arranging series starts again. Upon completion of all five units, students will be awarded the Basic Design Certificate from The Garden Club of Georgia. Courses do not need to be completed in order. Participants will be provided a list of materials to bring to class. Limited to 20 participants. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $45. For more information, visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6156.

 

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.