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Upcoming Events for Mississippi

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

 

 

March

 

March 7-8, Raymond
27th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course
Eagle Ridge Conference Center

Expert speakers will present seminars on a variety of fields relevant to the production of greenhouse tomatoes. There will also be a pest management workshop which will include physiological disorders, diagnosing plant problems, plant disease identification and control, and pest management. Exhibitors from across the U.S. and Canada will be available to show their products and discuss how to use them. Advance registration is $200 or you may register at the door for $225. The registration fee includes coffee, refreshments, lunch both days, all Mississippi State University Extension Service publications, and promotional items. For further information contact Dr. Rick Snyder at Rick.Snyder@msstate.edu or call 601-892-3731.


March 10-11 Jackson
Biloxi Garden & Patio Show
Joppa Shrine Center

This two-day event is sponsored by the Mississippi Nursery and Landscape Association. Mississippi State University Extension Service will be on hand to answer questions and test your soil. Food concessions are available. This is a stroller friendly show but no wagons please. A customer holding area will be available to check in the products you buy. Once finished shopping, you can have your purchases loaded into your vehicle. Admission fees to be announced. Admission price is per day. Seminars are free with paid admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. For more information visit msnla.org.


March 13-17 Jackson
Project WILD, Growing up WILD, and Project WET Workshops
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

These environmental education programs are held at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. The workshops include activities designed to stimulate children in new and exciting ways while connecting them to nature and many of its wonders. Participants an earn CEUs from Mississippi College. For more information or to register call 601-576-6000 or visit mdwfp.com/museum.


March 17-18, Memphis
Farmers’ Market Big Red Barn at the Agricenter
Spring Fling Garden Show and Plant Sale

A large variety of plants and garden items will be on sale. Sponsored by the Memphis Area Master Gardeners. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. For more information, visit memphisareamastergardeners.org.


March 17-19 Jackson
Jackson Garden & Patio Show
Mississippi Trade Mart, State Fairgrounds

This three-day event is sponsored by the Mississippi Nursery and Landscape Association. Mississippi State University Extension Service will be on hand to answer questions and test your soil. Food concessions are available. This is a stroller-friendly show but no wagons please. A customer holding area will be available to check in the products you buy. Once finished shopping, you can have your purchases loaded into your vehicle. $6 for adults; children 15 & under free; free parking. Admission price is per day. Seminars are free with paid admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 18; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 19. For more information visit msnla.org.
 

March 24-25, Picayune
Spring Native Plant Sale
Crosby Arboretum

Grab a cart and choose from a wide variety of hand-picked and hard-to-find native trees, shrubs, and perennials for your landscape. Plant professionals will be on hand to help you choose plants suited to your property. Free admission. Use service entrance. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 601-799-2311 (Wednesday through Sunday) or visit crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu. 

 

April

 

April 1, Jackson
NatureFEST!
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Families and young budding scientists won’t want to miss the live reptile program, citizen scientist explorations through the on-site Bio-Blitz, and behind the scenes tours of the aquariums, the reasearch wing, and the museum’s collections with our scientists. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the museum’s Native Plant Garden, play nature games, picnic at the pavilion with food from one of the food truck vendors, and take a hike, guided or self-directed, on our beautiful springtime trails. Be sure to visit the nature-themed interactive photo booth and take a fun photo to remember the day! 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum members, free;  non-members: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors age 60 and over; $4 for children ages 3-18; children under 3 are free. For more information, call 601-576-6000 or visit mdwfp.com/museum.aspx.


April 21-22, Memphis
Spring’s Best Plant Sale
Memphis Botanic Garden

Experts will be on hand to help you choose from a huge assortment of plants. Local artisans will offer gift and garden items to add a pop of personality to your home or landscape. Staff and volunteers will guide you in deciding what is right to plant in your setting and send you on your way with helpful tips to keep your plants healthy. Admission is free. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. For more information, visit memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 901-636-4216.
 

April 22, Jackson
Metro Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale
Mynelle Gardens

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

April 29, Brandon
Annual Plant Sale
Rankin County Extension Office
 
The Rankin County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m at 601 Marquette Road. A large selection of plants so come early for the best selection. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with selections and to answer any questions you might have. Free admission.

 

April 29, Jackson
Birdsong and Bluegrass
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Take a guided nature walk, listen to bluegrass music, explore hands-on birding activities, and see a spectacular live birds of prey program as part of our celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. Food will be available for purchase. Several art clubs will create a sidewalk chalk bird mural and local artists will exhibit their work. Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi who attend will meet requirements for their IMBD patch and Cub Scouts will meet requirements for the Naturalist Badge. 3-8 p.m. Museum members, free; non-members: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors age 60 and over; $4 for children ages 3-18; children under 3 are free. For more information, call 601-576-6000 or visit mdwfp.com/museum.aspx.

 

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.