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Upcoming Events for Mississippi

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May 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, Starkville
Starkville Community Market
Main Street

Shop for organic foods, baked goods, arts and crafts, flowers, eggs, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams, nuts, plants, coffee, fruits, and juices. Tuesdays (May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays (May 5, 12, 19, 26) 7:30-10:30 a.m. For more information, go to

May 18, Holly Springs
Native Plant Sale
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Discover the important connection between native plants and people at the annual Native Plant Sale. The sale features an array of unusual and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns, and more. Experts will be on site to answer your plant questions. For more information, visit or call 662-252-1155.


May 18-20, Memphis
Annual Orchid Show and Sale
Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Orchid Society will hold its annual orchid show and sale at Memphis Botanic Garden. Judging will take place on May 19, at 8 a.m. For more information, visit

May 20, Hattiesburg
The 23rd Annual Daylily Show
Area daylily gardens accredited by the American Hemerocallis Society will be open to the public in conjunction with the annual show. For a complete schedule and directions, visit

May 25-27, Olive Branch
Rendezvous 2018
Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery

This three-day event includes lectures, demonstrations, and workshop observations. For more information or to register, visit or call 800-582-2593.

May 25-26, Montgomery, Alabama
Hemerocallis Society Spring Meeting
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2130 Bell Road

The Alabama and Mississippi Region of American Hemerocallis Society’s spring meeting will be hosted by the Montgomery Area Daylily Society. The featured speaker will be Karol Emmerich of Springwood Gardens Daylilies from Jordan, Minnesota. Registration is $110 for adults and $60 for youth. For more information or to register, visit, email tigerlily5555@yahoo, or call 334-328-0164.

May 30, Memphis
Homeschool Days – Flower Power
Memphis Botanic Garden

Join us for an exciting, hands-on learning experience! Each participant must bring a white pre-washed t-shirt. For children ages 5 and up. 2-3:30 p.m. $4 for members; $5 for non-members. Pre-payment required. Call 901-636-4100 to register.


May 28, Hattiesburg
Daylily Garden Tours

These tours will provide guests the opportunity to view breathtaking daylily gardens at their leisure – both private daylily gardens and public plantings in the area. Specific dates, times individual gardens will be open, and driving directions will be available closer to the date. Generally, the gardens will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the days designated. For more information, visit



June 2, Memphis
Through Our Garden Gates – Garden Tour

Memphis Area Master Gardeners invite you to attend their 9th annual garden tour. Tour five homes chosen for their diversity in style. The tour features labeled plants, take-away plant lists, educational displays, garden docents to answer questions, and a plant sale. Suited for the novice gardener, garden enthusiasts, and master gardeners, this child-friendly tour has something for everyone. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.-4p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, including directions, visit


June 4, Hattiesburg
23rd Annual Daylily Show
Lake Terrace Convention Center

In addition to the variety of daylilies entered for judging, the show will also feature a gigantic daylily sale and daylilies used in arrangements. When judging is completed, around 1 p.m., the exhibition hall will open for the public to view the winners and all the entries until 4 p.m. An information desk will be available for general information about daylilies and the Daylily Society. The plant sale will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until all plants are sold. The plants for sale are quality daylily plants, washed and ready to plant.

June 5, Jackson
Snake Day
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

See, touch, and learn about live snakes with our experts. Discover how to distinguish venomous snakes from non-venomous snakes in our herpetologist’s one-hour presentations at 10 a.m. and noon. Crafts and activities about our favorite reptiles are ongoing from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a family and Scout-friendly event. Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi will earn the MMNS Snake Day Patch and Boy Scouts will meet several requirements for the Reptile and Amphibian merit badge. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors age 60 and over; $4 for children ages 3-18; children under 3 are free. Museum members are free. For more information, call 601-576-6000 or or visit

June 9, Holly Springs
Second Saturday Guided Hike
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Enjoy a guided hike at scenic Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, led by a Strawberry Plains Audubon naturalist. Experience firsthand the natural and cultural history that makes Strawberry Plains so unique. 9 a.m. Fees are $3 per person, the cost of grounds admission, or the maximum of $10 per family. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 662-252-1155 or email

June 9, Tupelo
Joyner Neighborhood
Home and Garden Tour

The tour will spotlight the Joyner Garden District’s green spaces and homeowners’ interior decorating expertise. Gardeners’ handiwork also can be viewed along the cemetery front on Joyner Avenue and in the mini-parks tucked away throughout the neighborhood. 9:30 a.m. Ticket includes a catered lunch by Sweet Tea and biscuits at St. Luke United Methodist Church. $20. For more information or tickets, call 662-397-3060 or 662-871-1069.

June 10-13, Starkville
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Camp
Mississippi State University

This overnight camp explores activities in landscape architecture, floriculture, floral design, nursery management, turfgrass, and vegetable and fruit production. The camp is for students between the ages of 15-17. The cost is $175 per student and covers room, meals, and course materials. Participation will be limited to the first 30 students. Applications due by May 25. For more information, call 662-325-2311.

June 10-14, Starkville
Bug and Plant Camp
Mississippi State University Campus

This residential academic camp is a very active intergenerational immersion camp. Campers start early every morning and collect into the night. The camp is held on campus in the Clay Lyle Entomology Complex and campers collect on the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and at other locations. As an intergenerational camp it is open to people from 10 years of age and up. Teachers receive CEUs. In the fall, young entomologists are invited to join faculty and staff for BugFest at the MSU Extension’s Crosby Arboretum in Picayune and share what they have learned. The camp experience is reinforced with an emailed entomology newsletter, The Gloworm. Cost is $450. For more information, contact Dr. John Guyton at or 622-325-3482.


June 11-15, Memphis
Hooping Camp
Memphis Botanic Garden

Go beyond waist-hooping and cool new moves. Integrate the hoop into nature, science, gardening, and nutrition. Make beautiful take-home projects, including your own hula-hoop! Show off your skills at the end of the week at the big finale. For children ages 8-13. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $175 per week for members; $200 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 901-636-4100 or visit


June 11-15, Memphis
Memphis Botanic Garden

Does a porcupine shoot its quills? Are bats blind? Is there a dark side of the moon? Use scientific investigation, exploration, crafts, and games to determine if they are verified or busted. Bring your questions and design your own experiment to test. For children ages 6-8. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $150 per week for members; $200 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 901-636-4100 or visit


June 17-21, Starkville
Beekeeping Camp
Mississippi State University Campus

This residential academic camp will cover topics a new beekeeper needs to know and it is a lot of fun. We accept campers age 10 through adults for this five-day intergenerational camp. Parents are encouraged to attend with their young beekeepers. Camp will start off slow with an introduction to the equipment, jargon, and personal protective equipment, followed by how to use a smoker, an important piece of equipment that will keep you safe. Hives are just outside the building to reinforce and practice each topic covers. Any parent, grandparent, etc. or youth over 10 who are interested can attend. $450 per person includes dorm, meals, onsite transportation, and a camp T-shirt. There will be a slightly reduced price for locals who wish to sleep at home. For more information, contact Dr. John Guyton at or 622-325-3482.

June 18-22, Memphis
Caterpillar Club Camp – Branching Out
Memphis Botanic Garden

Spend a “treemendous” week learning why trees are so important. For children ages 4-5. Noon-3 p.m. $30 per day for members; $35 per day for non-members; $125 per week for members; $150 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 901-636-4100 or visit

June 18-22, Memphis
Caterpillar Club Camp – No Backbone Required
Memphis Botanic Garden

It takes some wild adaptations to be a spineless creature in the natural world. For children ages 4-5. 9 a.m.-noon. $30 per day for members; $35 per day for non-members; $125 per week for members; $150 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 901-636-4100 or visit


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.