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June 8 Warrior
Cave Day
Rickwood Caverns State Park
While June 6th is technically National Cave Day, we will celebrate on June 8. We will have a guided hike at 10 a.m., arts and crafts for kids, a cave talk at 2 p.m., and of course cave tours all day! Plus everyone will get a discounted rate on our cave tours. For more information, call 205-647-9692 or visit alapark.com/rickwood-caverns-state-park.

June 13 Huntsville
Hydrangea Walk
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Harvey Cotten will lead a tour of our hydrangea collections. Learn the charm and history of the different species and cultivars of Hydrangeas. The walk will leave promptly from the Guest Center at 5:30 p.m. Garden members admitted free,non-members: $5 + garden admission. 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, visit hsvbg.org.

June 5 Montgomery
Lunch and Learn
Montgomery Learning Arts Center
Topic: Your Farm in the City-EAT South. Noon-1 p.m. Free admission.For more information, visiteatsouth.org or call 334-270-4133.

June 11 Wetumpka
Hello Hydrangea
Elmore County Extension Office
David Doggett of the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association will introduce us to one of the most beloved plants in Southern gardens and maybe even new things you might not have known about the beloved hydrangea. Free admission; tea and water provided. For more information, call 334-567-6301 or visit edu/event/hello-hydrangea.

June 16 Birmingham
Birmingham Fern Society Annual Fern Show and Sale
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Entries will be accepted 8-10 a.m. Show will take place 1-4 p.m. Sale will be open to the public 1-5 p.m. For more information, visit bbgardens.org.

June 19 Theodore
Paint Party
Bellingrath Gardens
Paint your favorite scenes and flowers during this special evening paint party. Artists Renee Wallace and Janie Brown will paint with you, step by step. You may choose to freestyle paint a blank canvas, or a pre-sketched Bellingrath Gardens scene on a 12 x 16 canvas panel. All supplies are included. For more information, visit bellingrath.org.

June 26 Anniston
2019 Lunch and Learn Series
Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan
77 Justice Ave.
The programs are the fourth Wednesday of every month from April through September. The programs begin at noon and end at 1:00 p.m., are free, and do not require registration. You are encouraged to bring your lunch. Our program for June 26 will be "A Guided Walk through Cane Creek Community Gardens" led by Master Gardeners Linda McDaniel and Skeeter Sims. We will stroll the beautiful grounds of our home site and see unusual and interesting shrubs, trees, and landscaping, our animal collection made from recycled tires, a collection of antique garden implements, and our Bicentennial Garden and more. Call the County Extension office 256-237-1621 for information


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June-August Fayetteville
Terrific Tuesday Nights
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Tuesday evenings in June, July & August from 5-8 pm. The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is excited to invite guests back to the garden this summer for Terrific Tuesday Nights! From June through August, the Botanical Garden will be open to the public for free from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesdays. Guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to the garden. Select evenings will offer a variety of programs, including summer concerts. This family-friendly series allows the Northwest Arkansas community and beyond to experience the garden on beautiful summer evenings! Visit bgozarks.org for more information.

June 21 Hot Springs
Tie-Dye Fri-dye
Garvan Woodland Gardens – Garden Grounds
The Gardens is getting groovy on the 3rd Friday of June. Join us in your tie-dye attire to celebrate with a beer garden live music. Flossie’s food truck will be on site, as well as Blue Elephant snow cones. We’ll also have Chipmunk Cafe fun pop-up snack stations throughout the Gardens. Everyone can cool off at designated “sprinkler stations: located in the Children’s Garden and at the Ellipse.We cannot wait to spend the day with everyone! Hours: 11 am-5 pm. Admission: Members Free/Regular admission all others: $15 adults/$5 ages 4-12/free ages 0-3. Visit garvangardens.org to purchase tickets.

June 21 Fayetteville
Art in the Garden
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Join us at the garden for this must-see art display and sale.  Explore the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in full bloom as you enjoy great food, drinks, music and artwork featuring talented local artists. Hours: 6-9 pm. Visit bgozarks.org for tickets and additional information.  

June 24-28 Hot Springs
U of A: Fay Jones School Design Camp in the Gardens
Garvan Woodland Gardens – Magnolia Room & Gardens
Design Camp offers the chance to learn about the design professions through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions led by architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment while exploring the design process. The camp is open to students going into ninth through 12th grades in Fall 2019. Supplies and lunches will be provided. Hours: 9 am-4 pm each day. Admission: $325 for early registration by April 8, and $375 for regular registration by May 24. Need-based full and partial scholarships are available. For more information, contact Ansley Higinbothom at higinbot@uark.edu or 479-575-4907. http://fayjones.uark.edu/news-and-events/desigh-camp.php.

July 9 Hot Springs
Fairy and Wizards Tea
Garvan Woodland Gardens – Magnolia Room
Children are the honored guests at this summertime tea. The food and beverage event is served in traditional English style with patrons enjoying scones, finger sandwiches and desserts, all accompanied by a variety of flavorful teas. Children love dressing as Fairies or Wizards for this fantasty-filled afternoon. The Gardens’ own “Tea Fairy” entertains with a short “lesson” in tea etiquette, followed by stories to delight the young fairies in attendance. This event is appropriate for children ages 4 and up. Hours: 3 pm. Admission: $34 Members/ $39 Non-members/$15 Children 4-12 attending with adult. Reservations required as seating is limited. Tickets include Garden admission. Reserve online at garvangardens.org or call 800-366-4664.

July 20 Fayetteville
Firefly Fling
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Dust off your fairy wings–one of Northwest Arkansas’ most anticipated midsummer events is back on Saturday, July 20, 2019!  Thousands of families from Northwest Arkansas and beyond gather at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks each year for the Firefly Fling Family Festival. Enjoy live music, fairy house building, nature stations, food trucks, fire dancing and more! Come dressed as your favorite fairy or woodland creature. Hours: 6-10 pm. Visit bgozarks.org for tickets and additional information.


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June 7 – 8 Lake City South Carolina
Garden Open: It's Summertime
Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Experience the blazing color of early summer flowers and pollinators on this free day. 8:30a.m. – 3p.m. Free. Registration encouraged. For more information, call 843-210-7582 or visit moorefarmsbg.org/events/garden-open-its-summertime-3/.

June 7 – 8 Raleigh, North Carolina
Southeastern Plant Symposium
JC Raulston Arboretum
Learn about the newest of new plants and varieties in this first annual symposium, organized by the Arboretum and the Juniper Level Botanic Garden. There will be numerous presenters from nurseries, gardens, universities, and agencies and a silent auction of plants. June 7: 9a.m. – 4:30p.m., 6 – 8:30p.m.; June 8: 9a.m. – 4:45p.m. $250 (late registration $300), for June 7th optional dinner and presentation add $60. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-515-3132 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1700.

June 8 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Honeybee Hive Tour at the at the Carolina Campus Community Garden
UNC-Chapel Hill
Join Anne Cabell to examine an active hive at the CCCG (200 Wilson Street, Chapel Hill). Rain date June 9th. Cabell has been an amateur apiaculturalist since 2007, managing the CCCG's hive and two of her own. 2 – 3p.m. Free, but registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/. 

June 8 and 15 Kernersville, North Carolina
Beginning Photography – Taking Better Photographs
Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden
Learn about DSLR camera settings and image editing software. Participants should bring a DSLR camera and lens of choice and can bring multiple lens, external flash, and tripods if available. Taught by Elizabeth Larson, a professional photographer and John C Campbell Folk School instructor. 8a.m. – 12p.m. $89. Registration is required. For more information, call 336-996-7888 or visit cienerbotanicalgarden.org/events

June 8 Norfolk, Virginia
Monarch Waystation Workshop
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Senior horticulturist Linda Sauders and expert Lauren Tafoya will talk about monarch biology, preview the new Butterfly House, and talk about how to create a Monarch Waystation garden. Participants will make butterfly containers including milkweed for monarchs. Offers continuing education credits. 9a.m. – 12p.m. $65 (members $50). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/monarch-waystation-workshop/. 

June 8 Norfolk, Virginia
Invasive Plants & Native Look-A-Likes
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Adult education manager Alexandra Cantwell will discuss similar looking plants to watch out for and natives that can replace invasive ornamentals. Offers continuing education credits. 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. $15 (members $10). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/invasive-plants-native-look-a-likes/. 

June 8 Hendersonville, North Carolina
Diggin' It at Bold Rock
Bullington Gardens
Listen to live music by Eric Congdon and Paul McIntire, join all-ages educational activities, and there will be a food truck at this fundraiser for Bullington's educational programs for special needs children and adults. 2 – 8p.m. For more information, call 828-698-6104 or visit bullingtongardens.org/events-workships/. 

June 9 Norfolk, Virginia
Intro to Indoor Plants
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Join adult education manager Alexandra Cantwell to learn about houseplants, their benefits, and how to care for them. Participants will receive a plant. Offers continuing education credits. 11a.m. – 1p.m. $20 (members $15). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/intro-to-indoor-plants-2/.

June 11 Clemson, South Carolina
Hands-on Gardening: Gardening for Small Spaces
South Carolina Botanical Garden
Extension agents Layla Burgess and Adair Hoover will talk about straw bale gardening, raised beds, and square foot gardening. 10a.m. – 12p.m. $25 (members 10 percent off). Registration is required. For more information, call Sue Watts at 864-656-2836 or visit clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/events-calendar.html.  

June 11 Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Daylily Propagation
Brookgreen Gardens
Join Heidi Douglas of Brown's Ferry Daylily Gardens to learn how to propagate these classic perennials. This is part of the monthly Dirt N' Details lecture series. 12 – 1p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, call 843-235-6000 or visit brookgreen.org/events/dirt-n-details-lecture-series-1.

June 11 Norfolk, Virginia
Forecasting Tidal Flooding: Helping Hampton Roads Prepare for Storms and Rising Seas
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Dr Derek Loftis of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will talk about how technology and data from citizen scientists are helping Hampton Roads forecast flooding and cope with sealevel rise, an increasing problem for tidewater communities. 7 – 8p.m. $15 (members $10). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/forecasting-tidal-flooding-helping-hampton-roads-prepare-for-storms-and-rising-seas/.

June 12 Clemson, South Carolina
Budding Artist: Rock Cacti for Father's Day
South Carolina Botanical Garden
Children will tour the desert garden and learn about amazing cacti, and then make artistic models with paint and cobbles for Father's Day (June 16th). 2 – 4p.m. $10 (members 10 percent off). Registration is required, at least five days beforehand. For more information, call Allison Jones at 864-656-0203 or visit clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/events-calendar.html.  

June 13 Raleigh, North Carolina
Photography Walk
JC Raulston Arboretum
Join professional photographer and educator Mary Louise Ravese of Bella Vista Photography to learn how to use the Prisma, Painteresque, and Waterlogue apps to make your smartphone photos look like drawings, paintings, or watercolors. 10 a.m. – 12p.m. $30 (members $20). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1958.

June 13 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Pitchers & Pitchers
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Try pitchers of beer and learn about pitcher plants and other species in the Carnivorous Plant Collection courtyard, such as how they are pollinated, and mix with the staff. 6 – 8p.m. $20 (members $15). Registration is required (participants must be at least 21 years old). For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.  

June 13 Kernersville, North Carolina
“Don't Get Your Bloomers in a Bunch – the Best Blooming Plants for Southern Gardens”
Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden
Christina Larson, president of the Guilford Horticulture Society and owner of the Guilford Garden Center, will talk about superlative perennials and annuals for the region, and some will be sold at the talk. She will also talk about the Greensboro Oak Project. This is part of the monthly Summer Thursday Lecture series. 6 – 7p.m. $5 (members free). Registration is required. For more information, call 336-996-7888 or visit cienerbotanicalgarden.org/events-1/junes-summer-thursday-lecture-dont-get-your-bloomers-in-a-bunch-the-best-blooming-plants-for-southern-gardens.

June 13 Raleigh, North Carolina
Horticultural Tartan – A Walk Through Scotland's Gardens and Landscapes Part II
JC Raulston Arboretum
Amanda Wilkins, curator of Juniper Level Botanic Garden and a former intern at the Arboretum, worked on her Masters at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and will talk about landscapes and gardens in the UK and travel tips. 7:30 – 9p.m. $5 (Friends of the Arboretum, Horticultural Science department staff, and NCSU students free). Registration is not required. For more information, call 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=2003.

June 13 Norfolk, Virginia
Tree Series: Peer into the Rhizosphere
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Join wood plants curator Renee Frith to learn how urban and forest soils differ, specifically the rhizosphere and root interaction, avoiding soil compaction, and how to rebuild the rhizosphere. Offers continuing education credits. 10a.m. – 12p.m. $15 (members $10). To bundle with three other classes in the series, call 757-441-5830 extension 338. Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/tree-series-peer-into-the-rhizosphere/. 

June 14 Hendersonville, North Carolina
Summer Garden Tour 2019
Bullington Gardens
Director John Murphy will lead a tour through all of the thematic gardens. 4 – 5p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 828-698-6104 or visit bullingtongardens.org/events-workships/.  

June 15 – 16 Charlotte, North Carolina
Aquatic and Wetland Plant ID: Lakes and Ponds
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
The Gardens' assistant director, Amy Tipton, will talk about botanical niches in still waters, how to identify common native and invasive water plants, and wetland indicators. Optional canoe/kayak field trip on the 16th. 9a.m. – 3:30p.m. $75 (free weekend parking). Registration is required. For more information, call 704-687-0721 or visit exchange.uncc.edu/event/aquatic-and-wetland-plant-id-lakes-and-ponds/.

June 15 Norfolk, Virginia
Daylily Walk & Talk
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Join horticulturist Joelle Miller for a leisurely tour of the Garden's daylily collection. Offers continuing education credit. 10a.m. – 11:30p.m. General admission. Registration is not required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/daylily-walk-talk/. 

June 15 Clemson, South Carolina
Beneficial Bats
South Carolina Botanical Garden
Ray Long of the South Carolina Bat Working Group and garden educator Sue Watts will lead a walk to discuss bats and how to support them and acoustic detection will reveal what species are flying overhead. 7:45 – 8:45p.m. $7/family (members 10 percent off). Registration is required, by June 10th. For more information, call Sue Watts at 864-656-2836 or visit clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/events-calendar.html.  

July 16 – 20 Cullowhee, North Carolina
2019 (36th) Cullowhee Native Plants Conference
Western Carolina University
This annual conference (the 36th) works to increase interest in preserving and landscaping with native plants, and propagates horticultural techniques for growing natives. Programs July 16: 5 – 9p.m.; July 17: 7 – 9p.m.; July 18: 7 – 10p.m.; July 19: 7p.m. - 12a.m.; July 19: 7a.m. - 1p.m. $140 before July 1st, there are additional fees for optional activities. Educational scholarships offered. Registration is required. For more information, call 828-227-7397 or visit wcu.edu/engage/professional-enrichment/conferences-and-community-classes/the-cullowhee-native-plant-conference/.

[National Pollinator Week is June 17 – 23; pollinator.org/pollinator-week ]

June 18 – 23 New Bern, North Carolina
National Pollinator Week at Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace
There will be a variety of events throughout National Pollinator Week 2019 (June 17 – 23), and visitors will be able to meet the Palace's honey bees. General Admission. For more information, call 252-639-3500 or visit tryonpalace.org/NationalPollinatorWeek or pollinator.org/pollinator-week.

June 18 Kernersville, North Carolina
Learning Your Smart Phone Camera
Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden
This class covers the basics of photography, such as exposure and composition, as well as editing apps and sharing online. Taught by Elizabeth Larson, a professional photographer and John C Campbell Folk School instructor. 5:30 – 8:30p.m. $39. Registration is required. For more information, call 336-996-7888 or visit cienerbotanicalgarden.org/events-1/learning-your-smart-phone-camera-by-elizabeth-larson-3.

June 18 Durham, North Carolina
Life Favors Conditions That Favor Life
Sarah P Duke Gardens
Join Duke Gardens' director of education and public programming Jan Little to discuss the benefits of living near natural areas, estimated to be worth $20,000 dollars a year. Sponsored by the Durham Garden Forum and NC Cooperative Extension: Durham County Center. The Forum meets once a month to discuss garden techniques and issues. 7 – 8:30p.m. $10/lecture (members free). Registration is not required. For more information, email durhamhgardenforum@gmail.com.

June 19 Hendersonville, North Carolina
Pollinator Walk
Bullington Gardens
Learn about pollinators and plants that attract them in this drop-in tour of the Pollinator Garden. 1 – 3p.m. Free. Registration is not required. For more information, call 828-698-6104 or visit bullingtongardens.org/events-workships/. 

June 19 Norfolk, Virginia
Edible Landscaping with Native Plants
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Join horticulturist Mary Toth to learn how to foodscape with native plants. Offers continuing education credits. 1 – 3p.m. $15 (members $10). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/edible-landscaping-with-native-plants/.

June 19 – 20 Norfolk, Virginia
Fairy Garden workshop
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Join horticulturist Joelle Miller to create a whimsical miniature garden. All supplies included. 1 – 3p.m. Each day. $65 (members $50). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/fairy-garden-2-day-workshop/. 

June 20 Norfolk, Virginia
Pollinator ID
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Join senior horticulturist Tom Houser to learn basic identification and ecology. Offers continuing education credits. 9:30 – 11:30a.m. $15 (members $10). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/pollinator-id/. 

[The summer solstice is June 21st.]

June 20 Norfolk, Virginia
Lepidopterans 101
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Learn about butterflies and moths and their vital ecological roles with greenhouse technician Meredith Simmons. Participants will receive native caterpillars to rear as well as larval host and nectar plants. Offers continuing education credits. 9:30 – 11:30a.m. $25 (members $20). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/lepidopterans-101/. 

June 20 Norfolk, Virginia
Summer Salads
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Join chef Kollyn Zeder to learn how to make three seasonal salads. Class includes eating, so skip dinner. 6:30 – 8:30p.m. $45 (members $35). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/summer-salads/. 

June 21 – 22 Hendersonville, North Carolina
Fairy Days 2019
Bullington Gardens
There will be a variety of fairy-themed events in the Fairy Garden for children 4 and older, including tea, crafts, and tours. June 21: 9:30 – 11:30a.m.; June 22: 1 – 3p.m.; 12 children/session. $20, $35 two siblings. Registration is required. For more information, call 828-698-6104 or visit bullingtongardens.org/events-workships/. 

June 21 Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Summer Solstice Walk
Brookgreen Gardens
Take a group labyrinth walk around midday on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Meet at the Lowcountry Center picnic area. May be cancelled if there is rain or flooding. 11a.m. – 12p.m. Registration is not required. For more information, call 843-235-6000 or visit brookgreen.org/events/dirt-n-details-lecture-series-1.

June 22 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Pollinator Party
Fairgrounds Farmers Market
In celebration of National Pollinator Week (June 17 – 23), there will be demonstrations, crafts, children's activities, honey and local produce for sale, and more. 8 – 11a.m. Free. Registration is not required. For more information, call Jennifer Chrysson at 336-529-7424 or visit cityofws.org/Home-Center/Fairgrounds-Farmers-Market.

June 22 Asheville, North Carolina
WNC Daylily Club's Annual Flower Show
North Carolina Arboretum
See arrays of these colorful perennials and consider buying your own. Set up starts at 8a.m. 10a.m. – 4p.m. General admission. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Arboretum at 828-665-2492 or visit wncdaylilyclub.com/calendar/index.html.

June 22 and 29 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Native Plant Summer Gardening
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Join horticulturist and ecological garden consultant Lauri Lawson to learn sustainable maintenance techniques, with classroom and practical components. 10 – 12a.m. $48 (members $43). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.   

June 23 Norfolk, Virginia
Tidewater Daylily Society Festival
Norfolk Botanical Garden
There will be a tour at 10a.m., sale beginning at 11a.m., division demos, design show at 12p.m., and a flower show at 1p.m. Children get a free daylily and there will be facepainting. There will be a food truck for lunch. 10a.m. – 4p.m. General admission. Registration is not required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/tidewater-daylily-society-festival/.

June 24 Raleigh, North Carolina
Bulbs for Every Season – Enjoy the Color and Interest They Bring to Each Season
JC Raulston Arboretum
Learn about bulbs for colorful blooms and sometimes interesting foliage over four seasons. 10 – 11:30a.m. $5 (Friends of the Arboretum, Extension Master Gardeners, Horticultural Science department staff, and NCSU students free). Registration is not required. For more information, call 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1980.

June 24 Manteo, North Carolina
Backyard Birds
The Elizabethan Gardens
Young participants will learn how to draw common backyard birds and make a bird-themed snack. There will also be an optional family scavenger hunt with prizes. Repeated every Monday June 24th – August 15th. There is a limit of 20 participants and snacks are offered. 11a.m. – 12p.m. General admission. Registration is not required. For more information call 252-473-3234 or visit elizabethangardens.org/calendar-of-events/events/. 

June 25 Manteo, North Carolina
Fun with Frogs
The Elizabethan Gardens
Young participants will learn about the life cycle of these common water garden dwellers. There will also be an optional family scavenger hunt with prizes. Repeated every Tuesday June 25th – August 15th. There is a limit of 20 participants and snacks are offered. 11a.m. – 12p.m. General admission. Registration is not required. For more information call 252-473-3234 or visit elizabethangardens.org/calendar-of-events/events/. 

June 26 Raleigh, North Carolina
2019 Landscape Color and Professional Field Day
JC Raulston Arboretum
Learn about new introductions, glyphosphate alternatives, designer soil, amending with compost, plant growth regulators, and how to win landscaping bids. 9a.m. – 4p.m. $35 through June 21st, then $50.. Registration is required. For more information, call Chris Glenn at 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1992.

June 26 Durham, North Carolina
Plants of Distinction: Hydrangea Walk
Sarah P Duke Gardens  
Learn about these classic shrubs, which come in more colors than just traditional blue and can sometimes be induced to change floral color. This is the last in the 2019 Plants of Distinction series. 10 – 11:30a.m. $10 (members 20 percent off). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-668-1707 or visit gardens.duke.edu/events.

June 26 Manteo, North Carolina
Butterflies!
The Elizabethan Gardens
Young participants will learn about the metamorphosis of butterflies. There will also be an optional family scavenger hunt with prizes. Repeated every Wednesday June 26th – August 15th. There is a limit of 20 participants and snacks are offered. 11a.m. – 12p.m. General admission. Registration is not required. For more information call 252-473-3234 or visit elizabethangardens.org/calendar-of-events/events/. 

June 25 Manteo, North Carolina
Helpful Bugs
The Elizabethan Gardens
Young participants will learn how insects benefit gardens. There will also be an optional family scavenger hunt with prizes. Repeated every Tuesday June 25th – August 15th. There is a limit of 20 participants and snacks are offered. 11a.m. – 12p.m. General admission. Registration is not required. For more information call 252-473-3234 or visit elizabethangardens.org/calendar-of-events/events/. 

June 27 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
LUNCH BOX Talk: Where was Scott's Hole: A Chapel Hill/Morgan Creek Mystery
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Learn about the mystery of Scott's Hole, a popular local swimming spot in the 19th century that is now lost to history. It is significant to botanists because rare plants grew nearby and there are specimens in the UNC Herbarium. Carl W Anderson of the Chapel Hill Historical Society and the Garden's Johnny Randall will talk about the mystery and perhaps it can be located. This is part of the monthly Lunch Box Talks series. 12 – 1p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.  

June 28 Norfolk, Virginia
Fairy & Gnome Summer Homes
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Create a lilliputian house; all supplies included. For children 4 and older with an adult. 10 – 11a.m. $15 (members $10) for children 3 years and older; free for adults. Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/fairy-and-gnome-summer-homes/.

June 28 Norfolk, Virginia
Fantastic Animals and Where to Find Them
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Learn about the animals that inhabit various biomes and meet some in person with the Virginia Living Museum. 11a.m. – 12p.m. $15 (members $10). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/fantastic-animals-and-where-to-find-them/.

June 29 Norfolk, Virginia
Seed Swap
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Learn about preserving and swapping seeds with greenhouse technician Meredith Simmons. Participants can bring seeds to share and the Garden has seeds. Offers continuing education credits. 11a.m. – 1p.m. $20 (members $15). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/seed-swap/.

June 29 Norfolk, Virginia
Woodland Plants and Wildlife Uses
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Horticulturist Mary Toth will talk about native woodland plants to incorporate into gardens and their ecological relationships. Offers continuing education credits. 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. $15 (members $10). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/woodland-plants-and-wildlife-uses/.

June 30 Asheville, North Carolina
Crafty Hour: Terrarium Building Workshop
North Carolina Arboretum
Part of the Arboretum's new Crafty Hour workshops, join Melissa Thomas from the Flora living boutique to create an herbal smudge stick to use or display in this month of the summer solstice. Fee includes parking, personalized instruction, supplies, light food, and drinks. 3 – 5p.m. $75 (members $67). Registration is required. For more information, call 828-665-2492 or visit ncarboretum.org/event/crafty-hour-floral-smudge-stick-workshop/.

July 2 Raleigh, North Carolina
Plantsmen's Tour: “Interns' Top Picks”
JC Raulston Arboretum
Learn what JCRA plants this year's interns liked best. 9 – 10:30a.m. Or  6 – 7:30p.m. $5 (members free). Registration is not required. For more information, call 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1929.

July 5 Clemson, South Carolina
Creek Critters
South Carolina Botanical Garden
This is an opportunity for children to search for aquatic life and do citizen science at a cool creek in hot midsummer. Dress for water and dirt. 3 – 5p.m. $7 (members 10 percent off). Registration is required, at least three days beforehand. For more information, call Allison Jones at 864-656-0203 or visit clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/events-calendar.html.  

July 6 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
FREE First Saturday Tour: Pond, Puddle, Pool
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Each month the Garden has a free tour with a different theme; July's tour will look at plants and animals in the Garden's many aquatic habitats, especially the wild Salamander Pool, Turtle Pond, and Water Gardens. 10 – 11a.m. Free, but registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.   

July 6 Norfolk, Virginia
Garden Myths Debunked!
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Some garden techniques don't work, but persist. Learn their origins and why they don't work. Offers continuing education credits. 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. $15 (members $10). Registration is required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/garden-myths-debunked/.

July 13 Raleigh, North Carolina
Introduction to Mushroom Foraging: Learn a Year's Worth of Wild Edible Mushrooms in One Day
JC Raulston Arboretum
Learn several easy to identify, tasty mushrooms that can be found in different seasons. There will be slides, guides and tools on display, generous Q&A, and participants will receive a resource guide. Taught by Frank Hyman, an NCSU graduate who writes a foraging column for Paleo magazine and has licenses to market wild mushrooms in three states, and once picked a 33-pounder. He studied foraging in seven states and six countries. 9 – 11a.m. $40 (members $30). Registration is required, for 24 spaces. For more information, call 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1997.

July 13 Norfolk, Virginia
Butterfly Festival 2019
Norfolk Botanical Garden
There will be butterfly exhibits and activities for all ages. Guests are invited to dress up as lepidopterans. Hosted by the Garden and the Butterfly Society of Virginia. 10a.m. – 4p.m. General admission. Registration is not required. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/butterfly-festival-2019/.

July 13 Raleigh, North Carolina
Introduction to Growing Citrus in North Carolina
JC Raulston Arboretum
Find out how to grow citrus in the ground or in pots.  It is possible to grow expensive lemons outside without protection. Clementines, kumquats, and Meyer lemons can be harvested indoors even in winter, as well as providing fragrant evergreen foliage and flowers. There will be slides, generous Q&A, and participants will receive a resource guide. Taught by Frank Hyman, an NCSU graduate and landscaper who writes Hobby Farm magazine's “Cutting Edge Crops” column and has a potted dwarf citrus 30 years old in Durham. 1 – 2:30p.m. $30 (members $25). Registration is required, for 24 spaces. For more information, call 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1998.

July 16 Durham, North Carolina
2019 Gardeners' Fair
Sarah P Duke Gardens
Learn from local experts and retailers, see demonstrations, and join lectures. The Forum usually meets once a month to discuss garden techniques and issues. 6:30 – 8p.m. $10. Free. Registration is not required. For more information, email durhamhgardenforum@gmail.com.

July 17 – 20 Cullowhee, North Carolina
2019 Cullowhee Native Plants Conference
Western Carolina University
This annual conference (the 36th) works to increase interest in preserving and landscaping with native plants, and propagates horticultural techniques for growing natives. July 16: 5 – 9p.m.; July 17: 7 – 9p.m.; July 18: 7 – 10p.m.; July 19: 7p.m. – 12a.m.; July 19: 7a.m. – 1p.m. $140 before July 1st, there are additional fees for optional activities. Educational scholarships offered. Registration is required. For more information, call 828-227-7397 or visit wcu.edu/engage/professional-enrichment/conferences-and-community-classes/the-cullowhee-native-plant-conference/.

[National Moth Week is July 20 – 28; nationalmothweek.org/]

July 20 – 21 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Triad Gourd Mini Festival
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
Learn about gourd growing and crafting and there will be vendors and competitions. July 20: 9a.m. – 5p.m.; July 21: 10a.m. – 4p.m. Free. Registration not required. For  more information, call Jud Fleming at 336-908-6341 or email fleminggourds@yahoo.com or visit ncgourdsociety.org? American Gourd Society?

July 20 Wilmington, North Carolina
Bubbles and Blooms
New Hanover County Arboretum
Relax in the Arboretum with music by L Shape Lot, rainbow-colored soap bubbles, food trucks Little Cher, Poor Piggy's, and Snowie of the Carolinas, and beer, wine, and champagne from fermental. 6 – 9p.m. $10 (10-years-old and under free). Tickets are required. For more information, call Angie Pearsall at 910-798-7670 or visit nhcarboretum.org.

July 20 Clemson, South Carolina
Slabfest
South Carolina Botanical Garden
Buy hardwood slabs of various dimensions and enjoy food, music, demonstrations, and outside retailers. 10a.m. – 4p.m. Free. Registration is not required. For more information, call Spencer Waldrop at 864-888-7102 or visit clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/events-calendar.html.  

July 24 – August 24 Raleigh, North Carolina
Juried Photographic Print Competition and Exhibition
JC Raulston Arboretum
Enter your garden or plant-related photos for a chance to win cash prizes (there are several levels, including a Best in Show youth prize) and have your work displayed in September and October. Submissions due by July 24th and there will be a reception August 24th 7 – 8:30p.m. Adults $20, children $10, two entries allowed per person. Registration is required. For more information, call Chris Glenn at 919-513-7005 or visit jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=2020.

July 27 Clemson, South Carolina
Magical Moths: National Moth Week
South Carolina Botanical Garden
Learn about these mostly nocturnal lepidopterans and participate in a global citizen science project for National Moth Week, July 20 – 28). 8:30 – 9:30p.m. $7/family (members 10 percent off). Registration is required, by July 22nd. For more information, call Sue Watts at 864-656-2836 or visit clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/events-calendar.html.  

July 28 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Moth Magic – FOR FAMILIES!
North Carolina Botanical Garden
There are thousands of moths in the Carolinas, ranging from minute to gigantic, and marked with beautiful patterns in black, white, and gray or bright colors rivaling their dayflying relatives.  For National Moth Week (July 20 - 28), the Garden is hosting this moth watching event for children 8 and up with an adult. Learn identification and how attract nocturnal lepidopterans with natural science educator Mike Dunn. Moths will be attracted with bait and lights. 8:30 – 10:30p.m. $10 (members $9). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.   

August 8 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
LUNCH BOX Talk: Here There Be Dragons
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Join Chris Goforth, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences' head of citizen science, to learn about dragonflies, such as the contortions required for mating and how some fly ahead of storms. This is part of the monthly Lunch Box Talks series. 12 – 1p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.  

August 17 Greensboro, North Carolina
Bee Friendly to Pollinators Day
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center
Demonstration Garden
3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC 27405
This event is from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. The cost is free! It's always a good time to start your pollinator garden! Whether you want to attract butterflies, birds or other pollinators to your yard, we can help you get started. At this event, learn about all the different kinds of pollinators and the vital role they play in our food production. Want to know which are the best flowers and plants to attract pollinators? Talk with the pollinator experts and learn more about the best ways you can help protect and attract pollinators. There will be butterfly, bee, and bug displays; plus take a look inside a real beehive! Talk with the Guilford County Beekeepers and learn the ins and outs of managing a hive. There will be activities for children to help them learn more about pollinators and their role in our world. Take a tour of our demonstration pollinator gardens. The Greensboro Eco-Bus will also be on hand with live animal displays. Stop by our N.C. Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Ask booth and get the best advice for your own garden. The day will conclude with a monarch butterfly release!

August 24 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
iNaturalists in Action
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Learn about the iNatualist.org website and app for recording and sharing observations. There will be a brief classroom meeting followed by a trip to the Mason Farm Biological Reserve and another classroom meeting to look at photos. Participants should bring a digital camera, smartphone, or tablet for photos. 9:30 – 12:30a.m. (for help in installing the app, the instructors will be available from 9:15a.m.). $18 (members $16). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.  

September 19 Greensboro, North Carolina
“Fall for Gardening” 18th Annual Guilford County Master Gardener Gardening Seminar
Guilford County Cooperative Extension office
This year's theme is “Gardening with a Conscience,” featuring talks “Restoring the Little Things that Run the World,” “The Peaceful River Farm Story,” “Planning Resilient Landscapes for the Future,” “A Chickadee's Guide to Gardening,” “Planting Resilient Trees,” and “Insights on Pesticides,” by Dr Doug Tallamy, Larry and Lee Newlin, Lloyd Singleton, and NCSU PhD candidate Kira Chaloupka Sims. The seminar will also include retailers, a silent auction, door prizes, gift bags, breakfast and lunch, and more. 8:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. $45. Registration is required, June 1st to September 1st, online or with a form available locally, and is limited. For more information, call 336-641-2400 or visit go.ncsu.edu/guilfordseminar.


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June 8 Richmond
Urban Spring/Summer Gardening
Eden’s Community Garden, Second Baptist Church (Southside)
Eden's Urban Farm (Eden's Community Garden) would love to have your assistance in prepping and planting our beds and plots for spring and summer vegetable and flower planting. Other tasks may include weeding, watering, and other general gardening projects. Wear comfortable clothing, bring your water and snacks, and have some fun as we "grow together"! For more information, visit 2bcsouthside.org or call 804-232-5124.

June 8 Hampton
Vegetable Gardening 101
Bluebird Gap Farm
Join Hampton Extension Master Gardener Stephen Bowles and learn the basics of vegetable gardening, from planting to harvest. Topics will include: pest management, fertilizing, succession planting, harvesting, fall and winter gardening. Sponsored by VCE Hampton Office & Hampton Master Gardeners. Free and open to the public. Must register prior to class date. For more information, visit hampton.ext.vt.edu or call 757-727-1401.

June 8 Staunton
Fairy Veggie Garden
JMD Farm Market and Garden Center
This event is great gardening fun for kids or those who love fairies and trolls. Join us in creating your own fairy veggie garden led by our farm market manager, Mary Katharine Froehlich. Learn about veggies grown in pots and enjoy the beauty, bounty, and fun of creating your own fairy veggie garden. There will be a selection of enchanted garden accessories, seeds, & plant material to choose from. Children under are welcome with an adult helper. For more information, call 540-363-5331 or mk@driverbrothers.com.  

June 8 Blacksburg
The Annual Garden Gala
Hahn Horticulture Garden
We welcome you to come celebrate the garden’s 35th anniversary! We will be honoring the many student interns who have worked at the Garden over the past 35 years and looking towards the future of the Garden. Although the Garden is located on the Virginia Tech campus, we do not receive any funding from the university for our day-to-day operations. Therefore, we are dependent on fund raising activities and the Garden Gala is our largest single fundraiser. 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. This year’s gala will feature food and drink by Blue Ridge Catering, live music by Salt Pond, and a live and silent auction which will feature unique plants, original artwork by local artists, and garden furniture. For more information, call 540-231-5970 or email bmwills@vt.edu.

June 8 Keswick
Through the Garden Gate
The Wadley’s Garden
This rural garden, situated on a 20+ acre horse farm with magnificent views of the Southwest Mountains, is a result of many transitions since its humble beginnings 30 years ago. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, visit piedmontmastergardeners.org/events or call 434-872-4581.

June 12 Morgantown, West Virginia
Earthbox Container Gardening
West Virginia Botanic Garden
We welcome you to join master gardener Jim Rye to learn how to garden in an Earth Box. All ages are welcome to attend. This event is free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. For more information, call 304-322-2093 or email infor@wvbg.org.

June 13 Laurel
Vegetable Gardening Class
Henrico Human Services Building
The class will teach useful tips on weed control, succession planning, harvesting, preservation, and fall planting. The class will be held on the second floor of the extension office in the demonstration kitchen. 6-8 p.m. The cost to is $10. To register, call 804-501-5160.

June 15 Vero Beach
15thAnnual Waterlily Celebration
McKee Botanical Garden
This event is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During this spectacular event, McKee’s ponds and waterways are adorned with hundreds of exquisite solitary blooms with their delightfully variegated floating leaves, showcasing a rainbow of colors and filling the air with intoxicating fragrances.  McKee’s waterlily collection features over 80 varieties with over 300 potted and 100 free-range plants including night and day-blooming varieties. The Garden’s collection, which is the state’s largest,  includes both tropical and hardy waterlilies.  The tropical waterlilies are usually larger with bold colors like blue and purple, and are perched high above the water. The hardy waterlilies float directly on the water, reflecting an array of pastel colors.
      Each year, hundreds of photographers and artists hoping to capture the graceful and delicate beauty of these blossoms attend this annual event.  Several local artists will be painting “en plein air” throughout the Garden. Horticulturalists and garden enthusiasts can come browse a variety of plants available for sale, observe the hands-on repotting demonstrations, and speak with our plant experts about the various species, variety of colors, growing periods and blooming frequencies. The Garden will open early at 8:30 am to afford visitors an opportunity to witness some of the night-blooming varieties before they retreat. Hours & Admission: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.  $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, $5 Children (ages 3-12). McKee members and children under 3 are free.  For more information, call 772-794-0601.

June 29 Richmond
Urban Spring/Summer Gardening
Eden’s Community Garden, Second Baptist Church (Southside)
Eden's Urban Farm (Eden's Community Garden) would love to have your assistance in prepping and planting our beds and plots for spring and summer vegetable and flower planting. Other tasks may include weeding, watering, and other general gardening projects. Wear comfortable clothing, bring your water and snacks, and have some fun as we "grow together"! For more information, visit 2bcsouthside.org or call 804-232-5124.

June 22 Stuart
Taste of the Tropics
Join the Martin County Master Gardeners at the Extension Office, located next to the Fair Grounds (2611 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart) for a ‘Taste of the Tropics’. Come sample a wide variety of tropical fruit as well as hear Experts talk about how to grow various fruit trees. There will be an opportunity to purchase tropical fruit trees. This fun event is free and goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Parking is free.  For more information call 772-288-5654.

June 22 & 23 Tampa
Summer Plant Festival
USF Botanical Gardens
The USF Botanical Gardens is having the Summer Plant Festival from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (June 22) and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (June 23). Admission is $5. Garden members and children under twelve years old are admitted free. Parking is free. Workshops are free. Vendors will be selling rare and popular fruit trees, and advice on how to grow them. There will be vendors with hundreds of blooming butterfly plants, tropical and exotic plants, such as orchids, gingers, plumeria and bromeliads. Native plants, butterfly plants and herbs will be available from growers who can share growing secrets and hints, all in a festive atmosphere. Too hot to plant? Come for the talks: Saturday; 11:00 is Native Plant Talk, Noon is the Butterfly talk and tour.1:00. Sunday at noon is a Beekeeping Basics and Apiary tour.   Check our website for list of all speakers. Children under 12 get in free with free Children’s Activity Area. June 23 offers a Pepper Beauty Contest, the tasteful beauty contest.  Any one who brings a decorated pepper to enter into the Pepper Beauty Contest gets in free on Sunday. Prizes and glory for participants. 

June 22 WestPalm Beach
Mounts Family Fun Day
Mounts will present a fun day, filled with STEAM-based activities, where families can experience engaging, learning opportunities together. All ages are welcome. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) approach offers hands-on leaning that’s innovative and fun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free for Mounts members; $10 for nonmembers; $5 for children (5-12). Note: While this event is free for Mounts members, they still need to register by “purchasing” a free ticket. For more information, visit mounts.org/events or call 561-233-1757.

June 25 West Palm Beach
Stories in the Garden:An Outdoor Eco-Literacy Experience
Mounts Pavilion
This event engages young children and families in early literacy and the great outdoors. This nature-themed program is for young learners (ages 2 to 6), who will love the interactive stories, songs, and tours of various gardens. 10-11 a.m.Programs are held, rain or shine, in the sheltered pavilion.Free for Mounts members; $10 for non-members. Note: Limited to the first 30 registrants so online registration is required. For more information or to register, visit mounts.org/events or call 561-233-1757.

July 12 Green Cove Springs
A Day of Education “From The Ground Up” 
Clay County Extension Office
Hosted by Clay County Master Gardeners, the day starts with a master gardener-guided tour of the Extension Office grounds followed by presentations, workshops, and demonstrations. Topics covered include Gardening in NE Florida, Wildlife in the Yard, Lawns and Irrigation, Tool Care and Pruning, Plant Propagation, and Soils and Soil Testing. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided with lunch on your own. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Register and pay the $15 fee before July 5 by visiting clayextension.eventbrite.com.

July 13 Ponte Vedra Beach
2019 St. Johns County Library SystemNature Detective Workshops for Kids 
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library
St. Johns County Public Library System and the Garden Club of St. Augustine are partnering for the 11th year in a row to present Nature Detective Workshops for Kids throughout St. Johns County Public Library branches. This year, the workshops will focus on a very unique pollinator – bats – and be presented by various garden circles of the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Each engaging and educational workshop is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and each branch Library’s Friends of the Library organization. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers are invited to learn more about bats, why they matter, and how we can help them. At each workshop, attendees will receive a newly published bat book about Florida bats by Marta Magellan, Nature Detective notebooks, a reading list of related books in our library system, plants, and more to continue the scientific journey at home with their families. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (repeat workshops). For more information, call 904-827-6950. 

July 14 Plymouth
Gorgeous Gardens of Plymouth
Tour Plymouth gardens as a fundraiser for the Plymouth Library. It’s our 5th year of garden tours showing off beautiful local gardens. Tours are self-guided, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of tour; available at Bachman’s Plymouth location only, 10050 6th Av. N. Plymouth. For more information, emailpelagriffin@comcast.net.

July 17 Hastings
2019 St. Johns County Library SystemNature Detective Workshops for Kids 
Hastings Branch Library
St. Johns County Public Library System and the Garden Club of St. Augustine are partnering for the 11th year in a row to present Nature Detective Workshops for Kids throughout St. Johns County Public Library branches. This year, the workshops will focus on a very unique pollinator – bats – and be presented by various garden circles of the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Each engaging and educational workshop is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and each branch Library’s Friends of the Library organization. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers are invited to learn more about bats, why they matter, and how we can help them. At each workshop, attendees will receive a newly published bat book about Florida bats by Marta Magellan, Nature Detective notebooks, a reading list of related books in our library system, plants, and more to continue the scientific journey at home with their families. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (repeat workshops). For more information, call 904-827-6970. 

July 17 St. Augustine Beach
2019 St. Johns County Library SystemNature Detective Workshops for Kids 
Anastasia Island Branch Library
St. Johns County Public Library System and the Garden Club of St. Augustine are partnering for the 11th year in a row to present Nature Detective Workshops for Kids throughout St. Johns County Public Library branches. This year, the workshops will focus on a very unique pollinator – bats – and be presented by various garden circles of the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Each engaging and educational workshop is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and each branch Library’s Friends of the Library organization. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers are invited to learn more about bats, why they matter, and how we can help them. At each workshop, attendees will receive a newly published bat book about Florida bats by Marta Magellan, Nature Detective notebooks, a reading list of related books in our library system, plants, and more to continue the scientific journey at home with their families. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. (repeat workshops). For more information, call 904-209-3730. 

July 26 St. Augustine Beach
2019 St. Johns County Library SystemNature Detective Workshops for Kids 
Main Branch Library
St. Johns County Public Library System and the Garden Club of St. Augustine are partnering for the 11th year in a row to present Nature Detective Workshops for Kids throughout St. Johns County Public Library branches. This year, the workshops will focus on a very unique pollinator – bats – and be presented by various garden circles of the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Each engaging and educational workshop is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and each branch Library’s Friends of the Library organization. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers are invited to learn more about bats, why they matter, and how we can help them. At each workshop, attendees will receive a newly published bat book about Florida bats by Marta Magellan, Nature Detective notebooks, a reading list of related books in our library system, plants, and more to continue the scientific journey at home with their families. 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. (repeat workshops). For more information, call 904-827-6940. 

July 27 St. Augustine Beach
2019 St. Johns County Library SystemNature Detective Workshops for Kids 
Southeast Branch Library
St. Johns County Public Library System and the Garden Club of St. Augustine are partnering for the 11th year in a row to present Nature Detective Workshops for Kids throughout St. Johns County Public Library branches. This year, the workshops will focus on a very unique pollinator – bats – and be presented by various garden circles of the Garden Club of St. Augustine. Each engaging and educational workshop is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Garden Club of St. Augustine and each branch Library’s Friends of the Library organization. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers are invited to learn more about bats, why they matter, and how we can help them. At each workshop, attendees will receive a newly published bat book about Florida bats by Marta Magellan, Nature Detective notebooks, a reading list of related books in our library system, plants, and more to continue the scientific journey at home with their families. 11:15 a.m. For more information, call 904-827-6900. 

 

 

Locations with Multiple Events

Mounts Botanical Garden
Open daily (except Palm Beach County recognized holidays) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please call (561) 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.

FREE Days June Through September

FREE Thursdays for Palm Beach County Residents;
FREE for Children Every Second Sunday;
FREE for Dads on Father’s Day
(West Palm Beach, FL – June 5, 2019) Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director of Mounts Botanical Garden, today announced a series of Special FREE Days this summer, June through September 2019.

FREE Thursdays for Palm Beach County Residents
As the oldest and largest botanical garden in Palm Beach County, Mounts is offering FREE admission for all Palm Beach County residents every Thursday, June 6 through September 26, 2019.

FREE for Children Every Second Sunday
Well known for its consistent outreach to and educational programs for children, Mounts is offering FREE admission for all children, 12 years of age and younger, every second Sunday this summer: June 9, July 14, August 11, and September 8. This is the perfect opportunity for youngsters experience the thrilling CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibition at Mounts. 

FREE for Dads on Father’s Day
What better way is there for a dad to celebrate Father’s Day—Sunday, June 16—than to spend the day with his family touring all of the breathtakingly beautiful gardens at Mounts?

Other major attractions, programs and classes at Mounts Botanical Garden this summer:
• Farm Your Backyard – June 15
• Propagation: Increasing Your Numbers – June 19
• Family Fun Day – June 22
• Stories in the Garden – June 25
• Orchid Trilogy – July 13, 20 & 27
• Make Your Own Fairy Garden – August 10
• Orchids Around the World – August 20
• Exotic Plants & Orchids Sale – September 21
• Fabulous Crotons on Florida – September 28

To register for any of the events and workshops at The Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County, go online at www.mounts.org/events/ call (561) 233-1757. Program registration includes Garden admission. Events at Mounts are accessible to people with disabilities. All classes, workshops, and some special programs require pre-registration. Online registration closes at 4 p.m. on the day before the class begins.


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June 8, Athens
Summer Tree Identification
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
About 200 tree species occur in Georgia’s Piedmont forests and woodlands. 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. Register and info at botgarden.uga.edu or 706–542–6156.

June 8, Athens
Public Open House
The Trial Gardens at UGA
Explore fun, new, beautiful varieties that will be on the market in 2020 in this trial garden of annuals, perennials, roses and more. We love answering all your gardening and plant related questions. 8 a.m. – noon. Suggested $5 cash/check donation. Info at (706) 583-0285 and ugatrial.hort.uga.edu

June 8, Mills River, North Carolina
Implementing a Living Pond Restoration System
Mills River Educational Farm
Specialists John and Jonathan Todd bring years of experience and insight into the management of water as an agricultural asset. In this follow-up workshop to their March design course focused on Living Web Farms’ pond, the Todds will work with participants to implement “living machines”- combinations of plants, animals, and microbiota- to restore the function and well-being of the pond. The systems and their purpose will be explained in the context of holistic ecological design, and participants will leave with a greater consciousness of planned restoration, as well as the importance of water resources and the opportunity they present in a changing agricultural industry. 1:30-7 p.m. livingwebfarms.org 

June 9, Athens
The Internet Culture of Orchid Growers (Northeast Georgia Orchid Society Meeting)
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
A great deal of the orchid community resides on the internet. NGOS members Dennis O'Connell and Nat Scheckler will discuss various places on the 'net you can find fellow orchid enthusiasts as well as excellent information on orchid culture. 2 p.m., free

June 11, Athens
“Plants that Dye” Ramble
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Did you ever wonder what people from all of the cultures of the world used to make beautiful, colorful garments? Dyeing fibers is a practice that goes back thousands of years. Some colors produced from rare plants were so vibrant that they were reserved for royalty, while others were used for artistic expression. Foraging for “plants that dye” in all seasons can produce a vibrant spectrum of colors for botanical and animal fibers. Join Beatrice Brown in an exploration of many natural sources that can be used in textile dyeing for personal and home use. 5:30-6:30 p.m., meet at the Visitor Center Fountain, free. Register and info at botgarden.uga.edu or 706–542–6156.

June 12, Athens
Friends First Friday: Bats
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Laci Pattavina, Wildlife Biologist with the Wildlife Conservation section of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will present a program on native bats of Georgia. The focus of the presentation will be on bats as a factor in reducing insect pests in the home garden and ways to attract bats to your area. Laci will also talk about recent challenges to native bat populations such as white nose syndrome. Come learn exciting facts about bats in your garden. Includes a full breakfast. 9-10:30 a.m., Visitor Center, Gardenside Room, $12. Please make your reservation by noon, Friday, July 5 at www.botgarden.uga.edu or 706-542-6138. 

June 13, Atlanta
Speaker Series: The Secret Life of Coyotes in the City- Part II
Trees Atlanta
Historically, coyotes have preferred forested and wooded areas as trees provide food, protection, and shelter for their young. However, due to developmental activities removing many trees, coyotes have found it increasingly difficult to find a home. Perhaps this is why we have seen an increase of coyote’s in city environments. The Atlanta Coyote Project is in the midst of conducting a large-scale wildlife study across metro Atlanta. From Grant Park to Milton (and points in between), they are documenting the biodiversity along a 50km transect for at least one year using remote cameras. Not just coyotes, but all forms of wildlife. 40 cameras are deployed along this urban-rural gradient in an attempt to investigate potential patterns of species distribution. 7 p.m. Free, please register at treesatlanta.org or 404-522-4097.

June 15, Athens
Ferns of the Piedmont and Blue Ridge
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
This course will cover the basics of fern biology, ecology, and identification features. Participants will then have a chance to explore the Dunson Native Flora Garden and learn to identify the most common ferns of Georgia’s Piedmont and Blue Ridge ecoregions. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., $50. Register and info at botgarden.uga.edu or 706–542–6156.

June 15, Cleveland
3rd Annual Lavender in the Mountains Farm Day
Lavender Lamb Farm
Sample culinary lavender treats. Discover unique lavender products. View lavender demonstrations & create lavender-inspired crafts. Enjoy fresh cut lavender. Capture unlimited photo opportunities with beautiful blooming lavender & scenic mountain views. Activities to suit all ages. Some activities will have a small fee. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain-date is June 16th which will be announced by 7am June 15th on our Facebook page. Info at www.lavenderlambfarm.com or (706) 865-0510.

June 20, Mountain City
Plant Walk
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
Organized by herbalist Patricia Howell, director of BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies and led by various well respected herbalists in the region, our nature walks will explore the diversity of herbs and medicines native to the Southern Appalachian region, known as the “apothecary of the nation." Hidden in plain sight throughout the Foxfire center are a multitude of plants long valued for both their healing qualities and as wild edibles. On this guided walk, you’ll hear their colorful stories, and learn about role they’ve played in local history, folk lore and why we still use many of them today! Please wear appropriate shoes, as the walk will include a short hike through the property. Info at www.foxfire.org or 706-746-5828.

June 21-22, Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina
Historic Garden Tour
Join us as we learn the plants, history, and enjoy the beauty of these preserved outdoor works. The cost is $75 per person. Tickets are available online. Visit http://historicflatrockinc.com/garden-tours/ for more information. 

June 22, Blue Ridge
Southern Appalachian Beekeeping: Where To Begin
The Folk Apothic - Blue Ridge, Georgia
Most people get into beekeeping without realizing what they want out of it. Some people want honey for themselves, others don’t want the honey, just pollinators for their garden. Then there are others still who would like to make a little money from an awesome hobby. Join us as Jonathan Hargus from 'The Beekeeping Mentor' blog leads us in a not so traditional approach to beginning beekeeping. *This first section of the course covers the 3 main styles of beehives and their specific uses. Each student will gain the information needed to know which direction they want to go with their beekeeping operation and which style to make their own. Lesson 2 will be held the following weekend. Class cost is $30. Please call (702) 907-4372 to register.  www.folkapothic.com  

July 15, Atlanta
AgLanta Eats 2019
Atlanta Botanical Garden
AgLanta Eats, the hyper local food festival now in its fourth year, will feature a variety of tastings prepared by top, local chefs utilizing the freshest ingredients from AgLanta growers and metro Atlanta farms. Attendees will have access to the Atlanta Botanical Garden while enjoying farm fresh food, a selection of beverages, live music, garden tours, and a silent auction. 4-8 p.m., open to all ages, aglanta-eats.eventbrite.com. Ticket prices vary.  www.facebook.com/GroundworkAtlanta.

August 19 Lawrenceville
Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Meeting
Bethesda Senior Center
225 Bethesda Church Road
 “Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife”. Dr. Mike Mengak will discuss ways to discourage and/or co-exist with wild creatures in home gardens and landscapes. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist (since 1991), president of The Wildlife Society's (TWS) Southeastern Section and a TWS Fellow. He has served as Chair of the Wildlife Damage Management Working Group for TWS and as past president of TSW's Georgia and Virginia chapters. The public is welcome at no charge – bring a covered dish to share and join us for dinner at 6:30, or just come for the program beginning promptly at 7 p.m. For more information about GCMGA, visit www.gwinnettmastergardeners.com or email gwinnettgardener@gmail.com.

 


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June 6, 13, 20, & 27 – Ames
Kids’ Story Time
Reiman Gardens
Join us for this summertime favorite! Every week, from 10 to 11 to hear books read aloud and join in an activity or craft. Best for children up to eight accompanied by an adult.

June 6 & June 27 – Ames
Youth Summer Camp #1 & #2
Reiman Gardens
Join us for a full afternoon fun and educational activities from 1 to 5. June 6 will focus on the science of plants, investigating seed dispersal to specialized parts to phenomena like phototropism. June 27 will be celebrating International Mud Day (June 29)! Explore the properties of mud and the living things found in it, spend time the Greenhouse, Conservatory, and outdoor gardens, and enjoy a few mud-based activities, crafts, games, and more.

June 8 – Ames
Flower Pounding
Reiman Gardens
Join expert Maggie Howe from 9:30 to 11:30 to snip botanicals and pound them onto fabric to make a customized canvas tote and scarf or handkerchief. All materials included. Perfect for all ages with adult supervision.

June 8 – Ames
Rose Fest
Reiman Gardens
Stop and smell the roses during Reiman Gardens’ annual Rose Fest from 9 to 4. Along with scheduled activities, visitors will enjoy a stroll through the extensive rose collections. The Iowa Rose Society Annual Rose Show will be located in the Garden Room. This is a juried show featuring the best roses in the state. Visitors will have the opportunity to see a huge variety of award-winning cut roses differing in form, color and scent. It will open to the public immediately following judging (approximately 1:00 p.m.) and will remain open until 4:00 p.m.

June 9 – Madrid
Classic Car Day
Iowa Arboretum
Car Registration (free): 11 a.m. to 12 noon. 12 noon to 2 p.m. – Bring your car or your camera and enjoy an afternoon admiring some of Iowa’s best-loved cars. Classic tunes will help set the mood and lunch will be available for purchase. Free to the public. 

June 10 & 24 - Ames
Junior Master Gardener Program with 4-H
Reiman Gardens
New this year, join 4-H staff at Reiman Gardens from 10 to noon for hands-on lessons created through this international youth gardening program. Activities will connect to the JMG mission to “provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind.” Perfect for youth K-3rd grades.

June 12 - Waterloo
Storytime with the Waterloo Fire Department
Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
Join us for Storytime with the Waterloo Fire Department from 10:30 to 11 as they read stories in the children's garden. Free trolley rides will be offered after the story is read with time for questions as well. This event is free with regular admission 

June 13 - Urbandale
History Happy Hour
Living History Farms
Explore historic sites in our 1875 era Town, meet a farm animal or two, and challenge your friends to some classic 19th century lawn games - all with a drink in your hand from 5:30 to 8:30. Enjoy live music, local food trucks and a cash bar, in additional to samplings from some of Iowa’s favorite breweries and wineries. Dogs are welcome too!

June 14 - Ames
Reiman Gardens After Hours
Reiman Gardens
Enjoy a catered buffet dinner, live music from the Bill Martin Group, good company, and a special opportunity to see Reiman Gardens at dusk from 5 to 8. The buffet dinner is catered by Tasteful Dinners. Lemonade and iced tea will be provided. If you would like wine, beer or a favorite nonalcoholic drink, please bring your own. 

June 15 – Urbandale
History Through the Lens & Pioneer Wedding
Living History Farms
Bring your camera to capture 500 acres worth of beautiful scenery and see history through your lens at Living History Farms! Take one or two workshops with local photography experts and have ample time to practice your skills as you tour our historic farms, Victorian town, and wooded nature trails. Visit with our museum guides dressed in period clothing, who will give you a glimpse into life in the past. After the event, enter your photos from the day into a contest to win prizes. Visit the 1850 Pioneer Farm for a recreated pioneer wedding! Travel out to the farm to meet Living History Farms’ June bride as you join the 1850 Farm staff for a wedding celebration, including a wedding ceremony and cake for the guests! Weddings brought the pioneer community together for traditional foods and fun. Discover the most popular gifts for a pioneer bride, help in the “shivaree,” and play a good-natured, very noisy prank on the wedding couple. Visitors will become part of the day’s fun, with ceremonies at 11:00am and 1:30pm.

June 16 - Ames
Father’s Day
Reiman Gardens
In honor of Father’s Day, all dads are admitted free of charge from 9 to 6.

June 16 - Waterloo
Father’s Day – Free Admission Day
Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
On Father’s Day, all fathers will receive free admission to the Arboretum. Free Admission Days are offered to community members so that they can enjoy access to the Arboretum throughout the season. Additional dates may be offered with sponsorship.  

June 17 - Waterloo
Guided Garden Tours
Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
Join us for a large group, walking tour of the Arboretum from 5 to 7 p.m. This tour will be led by knowledgeable staff and volunteers of the Arboretum and take you on a trip through time and nature as you learn about the beginnings of the Arboretum and the work that was put into making us the location we are today. This event is free with regular admission.

June 19 - Waterloo
Storytime with Mayor Brown, Cedar Falls
Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
Join us for Storytime with Mayor Brown of Cedar Falls as he reads stories in the children's garden from 10:30 to 11. Free trolley rides will be offered after the story is read with time for questions as well. This event is free with regular admission: $5 for adults (ages 18+), $2 for children (ages 5-17), Ages 4 and under and members are free.

June 21 - Urbandale
Teacher Appreciation Day
Living History Farms
Living History Farms says thank you to all teachers from 9 to 4. Education staff will be on hand to lead short informational sessions on incorporating an educational visit or program into your classroom. Teachers admitted free; family members pay regular admission fee. Teachers must present school ID to receive free admission.

June 22 – Ames
Pollinator Fest
Reiman Gardens
Visit Reiman Gardens and celebrate National Pollinator Week from 10 till 2. There will be many collaborators and fun activities to make sure this day is educational and plenty of fun!

June 24 - Waterloo
Cultivate Wellness Series-Colorful Coleus
Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
Flowering plants beware! Coleus provides a stunning array of vibrant colors to brighten the garden. From 2-3 instructor, Tracy Grandy, will share information about this popular plant, and guide participants in planting a spot of color for their own outdoor or windowsill garden. This event is free with regular admission. Pre-registration is suggested so there will be enough materials for everyone.

June 26 – Waterloo
Storytime with Mayor Hart
Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
Join us for Storytime with Mayor Hart of Waterloo as he reads stories in the children's garden from 10:30 to 11. Free trolley rides will be offered after the story is read with time for questions as well. 

June 29 - Ames
Iowa Regional Lily Society’s (IRLS) Annual Lily Show
Reiman Gardens
Come see the  exotic colors, shapes and fragrance of Lillium you can grow too. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit iowaregionallilysociety.com.

 

 

 

Contacts for facilities with multiple events

Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
Website: www.cedarvalleyarboretum.org
Phone: 319-226-4966

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Website: dmbotanicalgarden.com.
Phone: 515.323.6299

Iowa Arboretum
Website: www.iowaarboretum.org
Phone: 515-795-3216

Living History Farms
Website: lhf.org
Phone: 515-645-9817

Reiman Gardens
Website: www.reimangardens.com
Email: reimangardens@iastate.edu
Phone: 515-294-2710

 


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June 8 -9, Bloomington
30th Annual Garden Walk
Private Gardens
The Bloomington Garden Club invites you to visit five creative private gardens and the spectacular Flower show, held at the Monroe County History Center featuring “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” floral display, created by Bloomington Garden Club members. Visitors are invited to stroll the gardens and the Flower show at their leisure in any order on both days, rain or shine. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Tickets for the walk are $10 and are available at all the gardens and the History Center. Visit the Bloomington Garden Club website bloomingtongardenclub.org or email either cstlinden@aol.com or smith4@indiana.edu.

June 8, Indianapolis
Hosta Show and Plant Sale
Holliday Park Nature Center
The Annual Hosta Sale and Leaf Show is a great way to share our love of hostas and educate the public about the diversity of cultivars found in the hosta world. It also gives members an excellent opportunity to add some new hostas to their gardens. Members and the public will have an opportunity to buy the newest hostas that aren't available in retail stores as well as rare and unusual plants and trees. The show competition includes twelve different cut-leaf sections. The plant sale is from Noon to 4 p.m. Leaf show is from 2 to 4 p.m. Visit indianapolishostasociety.org or email pwbrummer@sbcglobal.net or call 317-251-6465.

June 15, Noblesville
Rosefest
Hamilton County Fairgrounds
Whether you are just getting started with roses or have been growing for years, this is a day of rosy fun, information and inspiration! There will be speakers, hands-on workshops, rose show display, tours of the Hamilton County Master Gardeners Rose Garden, roses and rose related products for sale. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Visit indianapolisrosesociety.com, email teresabyington@gmail.com or call 317-514-8999.

June 21-22, Munster
Garden Walk
Local Gardens
Come join the fun, visit the beauty and take-home ideas for your own garden. The Munster Garden club showcases nine local gardens on this year's garden walk. June 21st from 4 to 8 p.m. and June 22 from 12 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit munstergardenclub.org or their Facebook page ‘the munster garden club’, email mariellensmith@yahoo.com or call 616-915-2690.

June 29, Indianapolis
Daylily Show
Sullivan Hardware & Garden
One of America’s favorite garden flowers takes center stage during the annual Iris Show. Local gardeners will bring the best of their iris blooms to be displayed and judged. A glorious range of colors, some fragrance, and a variety of forms will be found in irises displayed as individual cut flowers and in floral arrangements. Entries are judged for their perfection. Free admission. 1 to 4:00 p.m. Visit our website at www.indianadaylilyirissociety.org, visit our Facebook page at Indiana Daylily-Iris Society (IDIS), email yodermaust@sbcglobal.net or call 317-593-4355.

June 29, Linton
Garden Walk
Local Gardens
The Green County Master Gardeners Association present “Gardens to Remember”. Featured in the garden walk will be eight homes showcasing their gardens. These gardens will be self-guided for viewing. Master Gardeners, as well as property owners, will be on hand to discuss garden plantings. Tours will be rain or shine. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, children under 12 free. Advance tickets available from the Purdue Extension Office, 4H Fairgrounds in Bloomfield, beginning in June. Tickets available on the day of the event from Carnegie Heritage and Art Center, Linton. Visit Facebook: Purdue Master Gardeners of Greene County Indiana, email kwilling@outlook.com or call 317-513-7534.

June 29, Valparaiso
Premier Garden Tour
Porter County Local Gardens
Visit a great selection of beautiful local gardens on Northwest Indiana's premier garden tour sponsored by Porter County Master Gardeners Assn. & Purdue Extension. Master Gardeners answer questions & explain plantings at numerous select private gardens. There will be door prize drawings at every garden. 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. $8 presale; $10 on the day of the walk. Visit  pcgarden.info or call 219-465-3555.


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Ongoing through October 19 Crestwood
Saturday Tours
Yew Dell Gardens
11 am – Noon. Regular Admission/Free for members. Ever wonder how Yew Dell got its name? When the castle was built? Or have you just always been curious about our story? Join us for a Saturday Tour! Visitors will learn about the gardens, history and lore of Yew Dell. These drop-in tours are every Saturday from 11 am-12 pm now until October 19th. Free with Regular Admission!
*Due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, these tours are subject to change without prior notice.

May 9 through July 25 (Thursday evenings) Crestwood
Bourbon & Botanicals - Music Series and Plant Walks
Yew Dell Gardens
What’s better than music in the garden? How about music, food, bourbon, wine, beer... and some cool plants too? Join us Thursday evenings for weekly concerts, refreshing libations and simple snacks. And for a dose of garden up close and personal, come out at 5:30 pm for a pre-concert plant walk led by our top-notch horticulture staff! Plant Walk: 5:30 p.m., Music: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Regular Admission/FREE for Members!

May 9th    - Joan Shelley
May 16th – Mama Said String Band  
May 23rd – Corey Brumback Band
May 30th – Flamenco Louisville
June 6th – Two for the Show
June 13th - Charity Radcliffe
June 20th – Billy Goat Strut Revue
June 27th – Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
July 4th – We’re closed for Independence Day – no late night Thursday
July 11th – The Local Honeys
July 18th – Hot Brown Smackdown
July 25th –  Hot Coffee Breakdown featuring  Contra Dance calling by Chet Gray

June 8 Cadiz
2nd Saturday Hike – Insects
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
The focus of July’s hike will be insects. Participants will learn about the insects of Lake Barkley State Resort Park and will go in search of our favorite creepy crawlies! The hike starts at 10 a.m. and will depart from the lobby of the lodge. No reservations are necessary to participate in 2nd Saturday Hikes. For more information call 1-800-325-1708 or email Ryan.Russell@ky.gov.

June 8 Frankfort
13th Annual Living in History Home and Garden Tour
The Garden Club of Frankfort and Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission present this tour on Saturday, June 8th from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and lunch is available at Wilson's Nurseries. Contact 1-800-960-7200 or inquire@visitfrankfort.com

June 8 through August 17 (Saturdays) Crestwood
Children in the Dell – Reboot!
Yew Dell Gardens
For ages 5-10. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Regular Admission/FREE for members. No Pre-registration necessary! We are taking a new approach to this popular children’s program. In addition to eliminating pre-registration, Children in the Dell is adopting a new informal format. Just bring the kiddos any time during the designated hours and our talented educators will enlighten you and your children with the wonders of nature. Each session will offer some new nuggets of knowledge that kiddos can expand upon in a self-guided way in the garden. Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

June 12 Crestwood
Summer Pruning Workshop
Yew Dell Gardens
Instructor: Nursery/Greenhouse Manager, Jacob Stidham. 6 – 7:30 p.m. $15/Members, $25/Non-members. Pruning is one of the best combinations of art and science in the garden. Join Jacob on this informal and hands-on workshop to explore and refine your summer pruning technique. From Yew hedges to specimen trees and even some cut back perennials, you’ll go home with a newfound appreciation of the craft of pruning. Bring hand pruners if you have ‘em. Limited to 20 slots.

June 20 Owensboro
Dazzling Daylily Festival Balloons Over The Garden: 10 Days for 10 Years!
The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
So many fun things to do over this 10 day-celebration, including children's activities, VIP daylily gala, live music, tethered balloon rides, balloon glow, children’s playhouse, daylily dig bed, guided daylily tour, and so much more. For more information, visit wkbg.org/dazzling-daylily-festival.html or call 270-993-1234.

 


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June5-12 Natchitoches
Fort St. Jean Baptiste Summer Camp
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site
Wednesday-Friday summer camp consists of two weeks - each full of fun activities including Nature Craze (June 5-7) and Game Time (June 12-14). The cost is $75 per child each week. All of our activities are weather permitting. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 888-677-7853 or 318-357-3101.

June 8 Ville Platte
Bird Hike
Louisiana State Arboretum State Preservation Area
Visitors will be given a brief introduction to bird watching and binocular to use followed by a trail walk to search for birds. 9 a.m. Binoculars available on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 888-677-6100 or 337-363-6289.

June 15 Baton Rouge
Garden Fest
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
Garden Fest is a family friendly festival that promotes locally grown foods. Your family will enjoy fresh morning omelets by the Louisiana Egg Commission, famous Bloody Mary samples by Mason's Grill and local food trucks. Activities for kids include water slides, "Touch-a-Tractor" and hayrides! Don’t miss our education sessions to learn more about gardening, nature and environmental programs in the Conference Center to educate people of all ages. There will be vegetable trials and tastings, “Ask the Expert” plant and gardening tent, and a chance to meet amazing local plant and gardening clubs in Baton Rouge. Admission is $5 per person and free for children ages 3 and under. Bring your swimsuits and prepare for a fun Saturday! For more information, visit lsu.edu/botanic-gardens/events or call 225-763-3990.

June 22 Lake Charles
Bird Walk
Sam Houston Jones State Park
New and experienced bird lovers can enjoy an hour of birding with experienced birder and master naturalist David Booth. Participants meet at deck overlooking swamp across from the pavilion at 8 a.m. For more information, call 888-677-7264 or 337-855-2665.

Ongoing Gretna
Gretna Farmers’ Market & Art Walk
739 Third St.
Enjoy fresh local produce and crafts every Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain or shine, under the covered Gretna Market Building. For more information, visit gretnafarmersmarket.org or call 504-363-1500.

Ongoing Ruston
Ruston Farmers’ Market
220 E. Mississippi Ave.
Open year-round 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Over 30 vendors offering products including mushrooms, lettuce, kale, chard, vegetable starts, herbs, beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. There will also be prepared foods such as bagels, breads, muffins, casseroles, and gluten-free products, plus jams, jellies, salsas, and honey. Woodcrafts, skincare products and free Railway Coffee makes Ruston Farmers’ Market the place to be on Saturday mornings. The Ruston Farmers’ Market accepts SNAP/EBT and operates the Double Bucks program, which matches eligible SNAP purchases $1 for $1 up to $10, thanks to a grant from the Lincoln Health Foundation. For more information or to become a vendor, visit www.rustonfarmersmarket.org. 

Ongoing Lafayette
Lafayette Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market at the Horse Farm
2913 Johnston Street
Every Saturday, rain or shine, 8 a.m.-noon, this market serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products and artisanal creations offered by local producers, artists, and vendors. For more information, visit www.MarketAtTheHorseFarm.com.

Ongoing Lake Charles
Cash and Carry Farmers’ Market
801 Enterprise Boulevard
In the former Cash and Carry – fresh vegetables, flowers, handmade goods, and artisanal breads. Featuring locally produced items from local vendors. Every Tuesday 4-6 p.m. For more information, visit cashandcarryfarmersmarket.com.

Ongoing New Iberia
Teche Area Farmers’ Market
Bouligny PlazaWest Main Street
The market is open year round on Saturday mornings from 7-11 a.m. and on Tuesday from 2:30-6 p.m. Experience our harvest of delicious homegrown produce and home-made products by area farmers, artists and crafters. You’ll also find hand-made cypress yard objects, home-made bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. For more information, or if you’d like information about becoming a vendor, contact Jane Braud at 337-369-2330 or jbraud@cityofnewiberia.com. 

Through November Bossier City
Bossier City Farmers’ Market
Pierre Bossier Mall
Your favorite Saturday morning market returns to Bossier City with vendors to shop from and numerous food trucks and food vendors! Fruits and vegetables, market goods, arts and crafts, handmade soap, food trucks, tamales, etched glassware, baked goods, handmade items, honey, salsa, wreaths, candles, jewelry, fresh baked bread, seasoning blends, crochet, shaved ice, kettle corn, fresh roasted coffee, jams, jellies, and much more. Live music, bouncy houses, balloons, and kids activities as well. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit bossiercityfarmersmarket.com.

 

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS AND CLASSES 
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville 
This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information, call 888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.

3rd Saturday of the Month
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
Nature for Kids – Join the site naturalist to learn about a different nature topic every month and make a craft to take home. 10 a.m. For more information, call 888-677-6100 or 337-363-6289.  

 

GUIDED GARDEN AND BIRD TOURS 
First Saturday of the Month
Louisiana State Arboretum, Ville Platte
Guided Hike, 2 p.m. Join the site naturalist for a guided hike through the arboretum to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. For more information, call 888-677-6100 or 337-363-6289.

First Saturday of the month through 6/30/2019
Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville
Bird Watching Basics, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Join the interpretive ranger on a walk to learn about bird watching and to find some of the birds that visit Fontainebleau´s diverse range of habitats. Bring binoculars, water, and good shoes for the trail. For more information, call 888-677-3668 or 985-624-4443.

Fourth Saturday of the month through 6/30/2019
Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles
Bird Walk, 8:00 a.m. New and experienced bird lovers can enjoy an hour of birding with experienced birder and master naturalist David Booth. Participants meet at deck overlooking swamp across from the pavilion. For more information, call 888-677-7264 or 337-855-2665.

First Saturday of the month through October
Longue Vue House & Gardens, New Orleans
Sprouts – 9:30-10:30 a.m. With activities like seed planting, arts & crafts, microscope observation, and story time, Sprouts is for kids of all ages to explore the wonderful world of the garden at their own pace. With seasonal themes and changing activities, there are always new things to discover. Kids of all ages welcome, though ideal for ages 18 months-10 years. Be sure to check Facebook for updates and to learn about special themes. Free for LV family members, $5 per person for non-members. Rain or shine. Cash is encouraged for ease at check-in. There is a small processing fee for credit card transactions. For more information, visit longuevue.com or call 504-488-5488.


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June 8 Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Garden Walk
Every garden tells a story, and the six private gardens featured on the2019 Ann Arbor Garden Walk speak of history, hard work, and lessons learned. Ranging in size from four acres to city lots, these landscapes have been shaped over decades by their owners and boast beautiful perennial and native plantings, mature trees, and fruits and vegetables. The gardens illustrate sustainability, recycling and upcycling, and methods to reduce maintenance. Ponds, waterfalls, and fountains add to the ambience of several gardens, and a ‘chasm’ at one serves as a rain garden to capture and filter water. Natural stone hardscaping, creative outbuildings, and unique, personal art make each garden a delight at every turn. In three of this year’s gardens, local artists and vendors will offer a tempting variety of perennial plants, unique garden art, and handcrafted merchandise. A portion of Marketplace sales are donated to the event proceeds. Proceeds from the annual Garden Walk benefit local nonprofit horticultural and environmental organizations and projects, such as school and community gardens, natural area restoration initiatives, and beautification projects.

Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at these local retailers from May 6 through June 7:
• Ace Barnes Hardware* (Stadium Blvd.)
• Dixboro General Store
• Downtown Home & Garden*
• Matthaei Botanical Gardens
• Washtenaw Ace Hardware*
*credit cards accepted

On Garden Walk day, Saturday, June 8, tickets are $20 and can be purchased only at the garden locations. K-12 student tickets are $3 and available only at the gardens on Garden Walk day.

June 12 Franklin
34th Annual Garden Walk
Franklin Branch of the Women’s National Farm & Garden Association
The annual garden walk will be from 10 am to 4 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm. Tickets are $12 presale/$15 day of sale, available at The Village Boutique, online via eventbrite.com, or by mail PO Box 250194, Franklin, MI 480255. More information via email at franklingardenclub@gmail.com.

June 15-16 Grand Rapids
Rose Show
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Enjoy a variety of rose blossoms locally grown and prepped for this judged show. Saturday: 1 pm – 5 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm, www.meijergardens.org/calendar/iris-show-1-1.

June 20, Rochester
20th Annual Rochester Garden Walk
The walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy tours of private and public gardens, an open-air garden market place, a program on creating porch pots, and special discounts at nurseries and restaurants. Advance tickets are $12, tickets purchased the day of the walk are $16. For more information go to RochesterGardenClub.org.

June 22, Grand Haven
June Garden Walk
Tri-Cities Garden Club
"Celebrating 25 years of Grand Gardens" will take place rain-or-shine 10 am to 4 pm with tours of eight beautiful gardens in the Grand Haven area. The tour will include refreshments, and a plant sale. Tickets will be available prior to the event at the Tri-cities Museum downtown Grand Haven, or at any of the gardens on the day of the event. More information is available at Tricitiesgardenclub.org.

June 22 Harbor County
Lakeside Garden Walk
The walk will again feature eight unique gardens that represent Harbor Country. Within short driving distances of each other (1 to 6 miles), participants will experience a range of delightful setting from lake front to urban settings, from rustic to minimalist contemporary styles, from masterful homeowner to professional designs and installations. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time. Early bird tickets $35. $45 after June 17. Visit www.thelakesideassociation.com  for information about ticket sales online or from local vendors. Other inquiries 773-343-1680.

June 22 Hastings
Garden Thyme Market
Barry County Courthouse
Hosted by Thornapple Garden Club.  Shop for garden-related items and plants from 9 am to 4 pm on the lawn of the Barry County Courthouse, 220 W. State St., Hastings, MI.  There is no charge to attend this event.

June 23 Flint
Garden Tour
Master Gardener Association Genesee County
Please join us in touring eight gardens demonstrating a passion for gardening on Genesee County’s Northeast side from Davison to Otisville from 10 am to 5 pm. Each garden has an educational component: one garden is a certified Monarch Waystation, another gardener taps sugar maple trees. Tickets will serve as guides with detailed directions. $10.00, $2.00 for children under 12. Tickets at many local nurseries. Visit GCgardentour.weebly.com for locations and more information.

July 20 Hastings
A Day in the Garden
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
The Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is joining forces with Thornapple Garden Club for new twist on the “Day in the Garden” on Saturday, July 20. Instead of touring local gardens, this year “A Day in the Garden” features speakers and workshops on native plants, pollinators and propagation, a chance to tour Pierce Cedar Creek’s facility and property and walk through the native gardens.  Other vendors will be available with information on native plants, conservation and environmental issues. The event runs from 10 am to 3 pm. Cost will be $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event including a box lunch, or $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event without the lunch.  Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is located between M-43 and M-37 on Cloverdale Road – 701 W Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI 49058 Register online at www.CedarCreekInstitute.org or 269-721-4190.  Proceeds from the event benefits the garden club’s “Walk Gently on this Good Earth” scholarship.


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June 8 Eden Prairie
Minnesota Hosta Society Hosta Sale
Smith Coffee & Café
Purchase hosta selected specifically for the sale and donated by members and hosta collectors. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: www.mnhosta.org/events-calendar.html.

June 8 Rochester
Olmsted County Master Gardeners at the Rochester Farmers Market
4th Street & 4th Avenue SE
Make a colorful wind sock and learn why the wind/air movement is so important in growing strong and healthy plants. 7 a.m.-12 p.m. No cost. Information: www3.extension.umn.edu/local/Olmsted or 507-328-6214.

June 11 Chaska
Conscientious Gardening
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Learn how to assess the environmental impact of your garden and how to conserve water and reduce runoff from your property, when and how to use fertilizer and pesticides, about the benefits of planting a diversity of native plants and available options for composting green material. Instructor: Mary Meyer. 9:30-11 a.m. Cost: $15 member/$30 non-member.

June 11 Jordan
Summer Garden Festival
Scott County Fairgrounds
Learn about harvesting food from the wild, unusual plants for containers, and gardening with an emphasis on creating natural products for relaxation and beauty. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Information: 952-492-5410 or 

June 17 (registration deadline)
Online Module: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Your Garden
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Join Extension Educator Christy Marsden for this hybrid class that includes online instruction and optional in-person activities. Cost: $35 online registration; $50 online registration plus optional in-person July 13th session.

June 19 Andover
Herbs for Everyone
Bunker Hills Activities Center
How to grow and use herbs in this Walk in the Garden class. 7-8 p.m. Cost: Free; must pre-register.

June 22 Chaska
Born in the Wild: Building Rock Gardens with Alpine Plants
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Join Betty Ann Addison, owner of Gardens of Rice Creek Nursery and Landscape, and learn about alpine plants and how a rock garden is built and planted. Tour the Arboretum Rock Garden and receive three alpine plants to grow at home. 9-11 a.m. Cost: $25 member/$40 non-member.

June 22 Chaska
Create-Your-Own Air Plants in Corks Mini Workshop
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Discover air plants and build your own display of 3 Tillandsia mounted on corks for display on an indoor magnetic surface or tabletop. 1-1:30 p.m. and 1:45-2:15 p.m. Cost: $20 per project.

June 22 Rochester
Olmsted County Master Gardeners at the Farmers Market
4th Street & 4th Avenue SE
Join in a fun-filled project to learn how and why good soil is so important in growing strong and healthy plants. 7 a.m.-12 p.m. No cost. Information: www3.extension.umn.edu/local/Olmsted or 507-328-6214.

June 22, 23 Minneapolis
Twin Cities Rose Club’s Rose Show
Bachman’s on Lyndale
See 100 different varieties of roses grown in Minnesota. Enjoy the floral arrangements and get answers to any rose questions you have from local experts. Saturday – 1-6 p.m.; Sunday – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: www.twincitiesrose.org.

June 24-27, St. Paul
"Once Upon A Summer's Day" Flower Show
The Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Boulevard
FREE ADMISSION to the public: June 25 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. June 26 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  “Once Upon A Summer’s Day” Flower Show is a Garden Club of America Flower Show where all exhibitors are required to adhere to its national standards of excellence in gardening to broaden the knowledge of and share the beauty of floral design, horticulture, conservation, photography and botanical arts. This flower show is being judged by Garden Club of America nationally approved judges. For more informarion contact Beth Jackson bethpetejackson@gmail.com or Colleen FitzPatrick fitzcolleen@gmail.com

June 25 Jordan
Art from the Garden
Scott County Fairgrounds
Explore and try your hands at making some of the creations that come from the inspiration of the garden. 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free. Information: 952-492-5410, info@carverscottmastergardeners.org, or http://carverscottmastergardeners.org.

June 26 Andover
What Plants Are Toxic to My Pets?
Bunker Hills Activities Center
Find out what plants may be toxic to your pet in this Walk in the Gardens class. 7-8 p.m. Cost: free; must pre-register.

June 27 Chaska
The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Join Ken Druse, award-winning photographer and garden writer, and explore new ways of looking at all aspects of the gardening process: designing your garden, choosing and planting trees, preparing soil, and selecting from a vast array of flowers and foliage. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $10 member/$25 non-member.

June 29 Chaska
Special Access Tour Behind-the-Scenes: Rare Plant Conservation at the Arb
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Learn how a botanic garden can work to save rare plants during this tour led by David Remucal, curator of endangered plants at the Arboretum. 9-11 a.m. Cost: $20 member/ $35 non-member.

July 20, Lake Elmo Area 
Learn and Grow With Us Garden Tour! 
Presented by the U of MN Extension Master Gardeners. Experience seven exquisite master gardener gardens in the Lake Elmo area!  Learn about:  growing vegetables, composting, lawn care, tree pruning, prairie restoration, planting for pollinators, container gardening, etc.!  9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ticket Reservations begin March 15th. $15 pre-tour price.  $20 day-of price.  For more information, visit our website:  www.mastergardenersinwashingtonco.org.

July 21, Edina
Edina Garden Council 2019 Garden Tour
The Tour is a selection of unique gardens in the southeastern quadrant of Edina. The Edina Garden Council is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from the Garden Tour, this year, will be directed to the Tranquility Garden project EGC is sponsoring at Arneson Acres Park in Edina. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The tour is in the southeast quadrant of Edina, map of locations of the gardens will be given out with the ticket  Info: www.edinagardencouncil.org. Tickets will be at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event $12 in advance, $15 on day of the event.

July 24, Rochester
10thAnnual Tour With the Masters – Olmsted County Extension Master Gardener Garden Tour
The tour will be Wednesday, July 24, from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m., and features six unique gardens in southwest Rochester, in addition to the Extension Master Gardener project gardens located at the History Center of Olmsted County.  Educational displays will be featured at each of the gardens plus samples of recipes prepared from garden produce will be available for tasting at one of the gardens.  Extension Master Gardeners will be available in each of the gardens to answer questions. Cost:  For adults (age 18 and over) $8 when purchased in advance (starting July 14th at both Rochester Sargents locations) and $10 on tour day (tickets on sale at the History Center of Olmsted County and at the tour gardens). Or contact Rochester Trolley and Tour Company to tour the gardens with them! For more information on Extension's Master Gardener program, including how to become a Master Gardener volunteer, visit www.extension.umn.edu/master-gardener.

Through September 29 St. Paul
Summer Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Enjoy warm season blooming plants in shades of lavender, purple, and peach. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: voluntary donation of $3 adults/$2 children. Information: www.comozooconservatory.org/attractions/gardens/sunken-gardens/#/garden-species or 651-487-8201.

 

Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Website: comozooconservatory.org
Email: comomarketing@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Phone: 651-487-8200

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Website: www.arboretum.umn.edu/eventsprograms.aspx
Phone: 952-443-1400 or 612-301-1210

Minnesota Master Naturalist
University of Minnesota Extension
Website: minnesotamasternaturalist.org
Phone: 888-241-4532

Master Gardeners in Anoka County
University of Minnesota Extension
Website: /www.anokamastergardeners.org/
Phone: 763-324-3498


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June 8 St. Louis
Carniverous Plant Society Show and Sale
Missouri Botanical Garden
Visit with Carniverous Plant Society members and see a variety of plants on display and for sale. Cost included with garden admission. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mobot.org will have more information and call (314) 577-5100.

June 13 Gray Summit
Gardening with Native Ground Covers
Shaw Nature Preserve
Many non-native evergreen groundcovers have become invasive species including English ivy, winter creeper, and periwinkle. Many alternative native groundcovers exist and are useful for reducing maintenance. Come explore the Whitmire Wildflower Garden in search of the ideal groundcover for your garden. Designed for adults only. Pre-registration ends at 9 a.m. June 10. Cost $14 for members; $17 for non-members. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call (314) 577-9555 and visit mobot.org for further details.

June 20 St. Louis
Fall in Love with Roses Again
Missouri Botanical Garden
Join Marissa Sedmak, the Garden's rosarian, as she shares her plans for the rose gardens and how she cares for them as sustainably and with as little work as possible. This class will start inside, then venture outdoors to the rose gardens. Designed for adults only. Pre-registration ends at 3 p.m. June 20. Cost $28 members; $34 for non-members. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For further details, visit mobot.org and call (314)577-5100.

June 21 St. Louis
Metropolitan St. Louis African Violet Council Show and Sale
Missouri Botanical Garden
New cultivars and old favorites are shown by the area’s top growers who are on hand to answer your questions and give plant advice. Cost with garden admission. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m June 21 through June 23. Find further details at mobot.org and by calling (314) 577-5100.

June 22 St. Louis
Webster Groves Herb Society
Missouri Botanical Garden
Meet members of the Webster Groves Herb Society at Missouri Botanical Garden for a complementary exhibit including recipes, tasty treats, tips and tricks for summer cooking with herbs. Cost included with garden admission. 10 a.m. to noon. Check mobot.org for more information and call (314) 577-5100 with your questions.

June 22 St. Louis
19th Annual St Louis Water Garden Society Pond-O-Rama Tour
The 2019 tour will feature 20 private gardens owned and maintained by Society members. Tickets covering both days of the tour are $15 each and are available early May at retail shops and garden centers throughout the metropolitan area. Everyone on the tour over age 18 requires a separate ticket. The gardens are located throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area, including in Illinois. This self-guided tour is arranged each day by geographic location. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. This event provides funds for the St Louis Water Garden Society to continue their civic project to plant and maintain the reflecting pools at the Jewel Box in Forest Park. The tour ticket booklet gives location addresses, descriptions and driving directions. For more information, call (314) 995-2988. Tickets are available by mail order from the Society’s website in early May, www.slwgs.org.

June 29 St. Louis
Seeds to Stems – Making More Plants
Missouri Botanical Garden
Learn the science and skill behind seed and vegetative propagation. Using the techniques covered in the lecture, practice vegetative propagation with a variety of plants from the Garden's own greenhouses. Designed for adults only. Pre-registration ends at 3 p.m. June 28. Cost $33 members; $40 for non-members. 10 a.m. to noon. Visit mobot.org and call (314) 577-5100 for more information.

June 30, Jefferson City
Bittersweet Garden Club 20th Annual Garden Tour
Tour FIVE beautifully landscaped gardens in the Jefferson City area. Discover fresh ideas to enhance your own garden Help fund scholarships for local students. Cost is $10 in Advance, $12 at the Garden, 12 and Under Free. 12:30 p.m.- 4:00p.m. Rain or Shine. For more details, call (573)694-0660 or visit BittersweetGardenClub.com.

 


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June 6 Beaumont
Beaumont Horticultural Unit Field Day
Beaumont Horticultural Unit 
The annual field day at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit will feature speakers and topics including vegetable production, high tunnels, plant disease management, agricultural water, and much more! 8 a.m.-noon.For more information, email Christine Coker atchristine.coker@msstate.edu.

June 8 Poplarville
Blueberry Jubilee
Downtown Poplarville
The Blueberry Jubilee is an arts and crafts fair held the second Saturday in June each year. The Blueberry Jubilee attracts about 10,000 visitors each year. The Jubilee features arts & crafts, storytelling, live entertainment, lots of food, and down home southern hospitality. For more information, call 601-795-0578 or visit blueberryjubilee.org.

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June 6-30
Annual Open House
Schnormeier Gardens
This is a once-a-year opportunity to visit the spectacular Schnormeier Gardens, which have a distinct Asian flavor. Located on 75 acres, the gardens feature a variety of plantings, including rare conifers. The focal point of the property is the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home (interior not part of the public tour). Tours are self-guided. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., reservations are not required, although advance notice of groups visiting by bus would be appreciated. Free and open to the public (donations welcome). For more information, visit schnormeiergardens.org or call 740-427-2612.

June 8 Columbus
Perennial Plant Identification
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Learn how to identify many perennials through a slide show introduction and walk around the grounds of Franklin Park. Examine perennials and learn techniques to use to identify as you explore. Dress for the weather as you will be outside during a portion of the class. $20; $15 for members. 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 614-715-8022.

June 12 Wooster
Tree Walk
Seaman Orientation Plaza
Monthly tree walks feature all things trees!  A variety of topics will be covered, including proper selection and planting, insect pests and diseases. Please dress for the weather. 1-2 p.m. No reservations required. For more information, contact Paul Snyder at 330-263-3761 or snyder.1062@osu.edu.

June 15 Troy
In the Garden Seminar
Bravo Room, Hobart Arena
Topics will cover diversifying your landscape, new conifers, encouraging communities to support pollinators, and others. $40 per person (includes Continental breakfast, lunch & refreshments, handouts, door prizes); master gardeners receive $8 discount. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit miami.osu.edu or contact Amanda Bennett at 937-440-3945.

June 18 Cleveland
Bees and Butterflies and You
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Pollinators and other beneficial insects are an integral part of a balanced ecosystem. Learn how you can welcome pollinators to your yard and help restore the balance for pollinators and plants. Hear from representatives of local chapters of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, The Sierra Club, Cleveland’s Office of Sustainability and Holden Forests & Gardens. 6-7:30 p.m. $10 per person

June 19 Wooster
Guided Summer Walk
Seaman Orientation Plaza
Guided arboretum walks call your attention to seasonal treasures and best practices for the landscape. Come enjoy the afternoon with us! 2-3 p.m. Please dress for the weather. No charge. For more information, visit secrest.osu.edu/events/guided-summer-walk-0.

June 22 Cleveland
From Garden to Vase – An Introduction to Cut Flower Gardening
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Whether you grow your flowers in a container or across acres, this class will teach you the basics of growing a cut flower garden. Join Johansen for a tour of the gardens where she will provide examples of ideal flowers for plant selection and care as well as how to harvest your flowers. Instructor: Robin Johansen, horticulturalist. 10 a.m.-noon. $20 per member, $35 per nonmember. For more information, visit cbgarden.org.

July 21Westerville
28th Annual WesterFlora Garden Tour – "The Spirit of WesterFlora"
Select gardens will feature musicians, singers and artists. Public welcome, free of charge. Noon-6 p.m. For more information, visit westerflora.com.

August 14-October 23
Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training
OSU Extension in partnership with the Medina County Park District
The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program seeks to train nature-loving citizens who wish to learn more about nature and volunteer in their community. The program, offered by OSU Extension in partnership with Medina County Parks, aims to prepare knowledgeable volunteers to educate the public and promote awareness and citizen stewardship of Ohio’s natural resources. Participants receive classroom and field-based instruction on topics such as wildlife, insects, wetlands, ecology, geology, nature interpretation, and more, all taught by state and local experts. Classes run 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at various Medina County locations. The deadline to register is July 5. Cost is $250 per person and includes the full series of classes, training materials, snacks, and tools. After training is complete, participants are encouraged to apply to be volunteers for Medina County Parks or other organizations supporting environmental missions to put their new knowledge to use in the community. For more information, visit go.osu.edu/ocvn, email kulhanek.5@osu.edu, or call the OSU Extension Office at 330-725-4911.

September 28-29 Barberton
29th Annual Mum Fest
Lake Anna Park
Lake Anna Park will explode with color as 17,000 chrysanthemums show off more than a million blooms in a rainbow of colors. The weekend will be filled with free family activities. Entertainment will include water ski shows canoe races on Lake Anna, roving entertainers, food vendors, sand sculpting, and more. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Lewis at 330-861-7118 or email klewis@cityofbarberton.com.


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June 8 Shawnee
Herb and Succulent Festival
The Botanic Garden at OSU
A variety of usual and unusual herbs and succulents along with a several various vendors. Wine bottle succulent garden demonstration, pony rides, and more. 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 405-744-4531.

June 8 Muskogee
‘Silk Stocking Lane’ Home & Garden Tour
Tickets will be $10 per person, no advance ticket required – pay at the door at all participating locations the day of the tour. North Sixteenth Street was once referred to as Silk Stocking Lane for the fine homes built by Muskogee’s leading families. Today this street is a part of the Founders’ Place Historical District, the premier historic neighborhood in Muskogee. Noon-4 p.m. For more information, visit visitmuskogee.com/calendar or facebook.com/events/345742042939264.

June 8 Shawnee
Fresh Preserve – Freezing and Canning
Pottawatomie County OSU Extension
Learn the basics of successful food preservation through hands-on activities for waterbath canning and freezing. Leave with a jar of canned produce and produce ready to put in the freezer. RSVP required – space limited to 15 participants. Cost $2.50. For more information, contact Sonya McDaniel at sonya.mcdaniel@okstate.edu or call 405-273-7683.

 

RECURRING EVENTS

Myriad Botanical Gardens
oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com
405-445-7080

Reading Wednesdays
The Garden Classroom
Every Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We will begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Join us the last Wednesday of the month for reading and craft time with the Downtown Library. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at 405-835-6789.

Gardens Guided Walking Tour
Garden Grounds
Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational walking tours from 10-11 a.m. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from year-round color to drought-tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby. 

 

 

Tulsa Botanic Garden
tulsabotanic.org
918-289-0330

Tulip Tours
The Garden
Every Thursday
Join us for a walk in the garden to see what spring bulbs are blooming and learn more about what goes into one of the largest bulb displays in our region. We will have a cash bar so you can sip and stroll. 6-7 p.m. Admission is free for garden members, $8 for ages 13+, $4 for ages 3-12, and children under 2 are no charge.

Bands & Blooms
The Garden
Every Thursday!
Experience the vibrant colors and intoxicating fragrances as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses bloom. Each week will feature different local artists playing music among the flowers and food trucks will have tasty dinner options. Food and cash bar with beer and wine available at 5 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m. 

 

 

Oklahoma Gardeners Association Monthly Meetings
Will Rogers Gardeners auditorium
3400 NW 36th Street, Oklahoma City
Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month (exception May 8 and no meeting in July) which is open to the public. These meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. Nationally known speakers and other speakers of interest give presentations at these meetings.

 

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June 7 Philadelphia
Storytime
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
This reading session with a local librarian is tailored to the changing seasons and complements the natural setting of the arboretum. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. Included with garden admission. Call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.

June 8 Montrose
Growing Blueberries at Home
Susquehanna County Extension Office
Get tips and pointers on how to successfully grow your own blueberries at home. 10 a.m. Cost is $5. Call 570-666-9003 or visit montroseareaadultschool.org.

June 8 Montrose
Living on the Land: A Self-Sufficient Lifestyle
Forest Lake Fire Hall
Provides an introductory overview of what you need (space, equipment, tools, and skills) to help lead a more independent life and live gently on the land. 2 p.m. Cost is $10. Call 570-666-9003 or visit montroseareaadultschool.org.

June 8 Springfield
Bluebirds and Build a Bluebird House
Smedley Park
Ken Leister shares information about bluebirds—courtship, nest building, egg laying, hatching, and feeding—then participants build their own bluebird house to take home. Bring a portable drill with a Phillips head screwdriver. Limited to 15 participants. Cost is $20. From 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Call 610-690-2655, email lrb16@psu.edu, or visit extension.psu.edu/programs/master-gardener/counties/Delaware.

June 15 Montrose
Hand-Crafted Herbal Oils and Artisanal Butters
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Learn to make oils and butters in your own kitchen using fresh or dried herbs. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7 for each sample plus a $5 material fee. Call 570-666-9003 or visit montroseareaadultschool.org.

June 18 Berwick
Pruning Conifers
McBride Memorial Library
Presented by Penn State Extension Master Gardener Joe Mullen from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Email ColumbiaMG@psu.edu or visit extension.psu.edu/columbia-county.

June 25 Pittsburgh
Developing and Maintaining a Pittsburgh Garden
South Park Brightstar Shelter
Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County present a talk that is based on their experiences at the South Park demonstration garden. Formerly a field of weeds, the garden now comprises over a dozen beds that reflect the mission of Penn State Master Gardeners. 6 p.m. Free of charge. Visit extension.psu.edu/programs/master-gardener/counties/Allegheny.

June 26 Pittsburgh
Culinary Herb Gardening: Growing and Using
North Park Demonstration Garden
This hands-on demonstration provided by Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County highlights useful plants for cooking, fragrance, and more. Herbs are low maintenance, relatively disease free, and the deer don’t like them. From 6 to 7 p.m. In case of rain, the class will be held across the street from the demonstration garden in the Sesqui Shelter. Free of charge. Call Ellen at 412-482-3469.

June 29 Dallas
Back Mountain Garden Tour
Back Mountain of Luzerne County
Hosted by The Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club, this tour includes six private gardens and the new Mile Seven of the Back Mountain Trail. All proceeds benefit the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association, which develops and maintains the Back Mountain Trail. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 if purchased on or before June 22 and $25 after June 22. Contact Angela Vitkoski at avitkoski@pecpa.org or 570-718-6507, or vsit backmountainbloomers.org.


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June 8 Knoxville
Botanical Cocktails
Knoxville Botanical Garden
Come experience the intoxicating arts of creating delicious cocktails and growing the herbs needed for them. In partnership with PostModern Distillery, participants will watch demonstrations of cocktails being made, with special emphasis on incorporation of fresh herbs. Then, after sampling, participants will head outside to the Green Drinks Garden to see those herbs growing and to get tips and advice for their own gardens. 3-5 p.m. Cost TBD. For more information, visit knoxgarden.org or call 865-862-8717.

June 8 Virginia Beach
Second Saturdays – Rain Barrel Workshops
Virginia Beach Farmers’ Market
Join the Virginia Beach Master Gardener Water Stewards to construct a 55-gallon sealed rain barrel. Each barrel is $50, and includes a free diverter kit for installation on an existing down spout. 9-10 a.m. Registration required. Register at vbmg.org.

June 11 Knoxville
Roses & Rosé
UT Gardens
Discover new rosé wines, and leisurely stroll the UT Gardens while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and friends. Sample rosé wines from area wine distributors who will be providing tastings of a variety of summer wines for your enjoyment. Discover the beauty of the UT Gardens, Knoxville - especially the Beall Family Rose Garden, which will be at its peak. 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, visit ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/GardensCalendar.aspx.

June 11 Spring Hill
Fruits of the Backyard
Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center
Plant the right cultivars and trees, and your backyard could yield cucumber salad, elderberry syrup, pecan pie, and more. Session topics include nut trees that are native to Tennessee, cucumbers and vine crops for the backyard garden, and uncommon fruits, such as elderberry, pawpaw, and persimmon. For the first time ever, this year’s Fruits of the Backyard event will also include a plant sale. The local Young Farmers and Ranchers group along with UT Extension Master Gardener programs have teamed up to provide an assortment of plants available for field day attendees to purchase. The Center for Profitable Agriculture will be present, with special guests Joy and Tony Foster, owners of Blue Honey Farms in Williamson County. The Fosters will be available to answer questions about production and marketing and share the lessons they have learned. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free and open to the public. Educational displays from the Institute, UT Extension, the Tennessee AgrAbility Project and several Columbia agricultural businesses will be set up in the exhibit tent. A display from Spring Hill High School agriculture students and educator Gwynne Evans showing the importance of honeybees for food production will be set up as well. For more information, visit middle.tennessee.edu.

June 13, Oak Ridge
Southeastern Grasslands Preservations
UT Arboretum
Dwayne Estes, Tennessee Conservationist of the Year and known in the ecology community as “the prairie preacher”, will present "The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative: Charting a New Course for Conservation in the 21st Century" at 7:00 p.m. on June 13 at the UT Arboretum Auditorium. This is a free program sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society, Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning. Strata-G and the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center. No registration is required. For more information contact Michelle Campanis at (865)483-7277 or mcampani@utk.edu. To learn more about this program or the UT Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, contact Michelle Campanis at 865-483-7277 or mcampani@utk.edu.

June 15, Oak Ridge
Third Saturday Hike
UT ArboretumMeet at the UT Arboretum Visitors Center, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge at 9:00 a.m. Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking. Hikes will be varied in intensity level, and the route may be changed due to weather conditions or leader’s choice. These hikes are designed to be suitable for all, but the difficulty level of the hike is dependent on individual fitness. Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated at you hike. This hike will be led by a volunteer familiar with the UT Arboretum and the trail system. This is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. No registration is required. To learn more about this hike or the UT Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, call 865-483-7277.

June 28, Murfreesboro
Rachel Jackson Garden Club members present "A Summer Dance"
St. Clair Senior Center, 325 Saint Clair Street
This is an NGC Design Specialty Flower Show free and open to the public. Show viewing hours are 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

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June 8 Richmond
Urban Spring/Summer Gardening
Eden’s Community Garden, Second Baptist Church (Southside)
Eden's Urban Farm (Eden's Community Garden) would love to have your assistance in prepping and planting our beds and plots for spring and summer vegetable and flower planting. Other tasks may include weeding, watering, and other general gardening projects. Wear comfortable clothing, bring your water and snacks, and have some fun as we "grow together"! For more information, visit 2bcsouthside.org or call 804-232-5124.

June 8 Hampton
Vegetable Gardening 101
Bluebird Gap Farm
Join Hampton Extension Master Gardener Stephen Bowles and learn the basics of vegetable gardening, from planting to harvest. Topics will include: pest management, fertilizing, succession planting, harvesting, fall and winter gardening. Sponsored by VCE Hampton Office & Hampton Master Gardeners. Free and open to the public. Must register prior to class date. For more information, visit hampton.ext.vt.edu or call 757-727-1401.

June 8 Staunton
Fairy Veggie Garden
JMD Farm Market and Garden Center
This event is great gardening fun for kids or those who love fairies and trolls. Join us in creating your own fairy veggie garden led by our farm market manager, Mary Katharine Froehlich. Learn about veggies grown in pots and enjoy the beauty, bounty, and fun of creating your own fairy veggie garden. There will be a selection of enchanted garden accessories, seeds, & plant material to choose from. Children under are welcome with an adult helper. For more information, call 540-363-5331 or mk@driverbrothers.com.  

June 8 Blacksburg
The Annual Garden Gala
Hahn Horticulture Garden
We welcome you to come celebrate the garden’s 35th anniversary! We will be honoring the many student interns who have worked at the Garden over the past 35 years and looking towards the future of the Garden. Although the Garden is located on the Virginia Tech campus, we do not receive any funding from the university for our day-to-day operations. Therefore, we are dependent on fund raising activities and the Garden Gala is our largest single fundraiser. 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. This year’s gala will feature food and drink by Blue Ridge Catering, live music by Salt Pond, and a live and silent auction which will feature unique plants, original artwork by local artists, and garden furniture. For more information, call 540-231-5970 or email bmwills@vt.edu.

June 8 Keswick
Through the Garden Gate
The Wadley’s Garden
This rural garden, situated on a 20+ acre horse farm with magnificent views of the Southwest Mountains, is a result of many transitions since its humble beginnings 30 years ago. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, visit piedmontmastergardeners.org/events or call 434-872-4581.

June 12 Morgantown, West Virginia
Earthbox Container Gardening
West Virginia Botanic Garden
We welcome you to join master gardener Jim Rye to learn how to garden in an Earth Box. All ages are welcome to attend. This event is free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. For more information, call 304-322-2093 or email infor@wvbg.org.

June 13 Laurel
Vegetable Gardening Class
Henrico Human Services Building
The class will teach useful tips on weed control, succession planning, harvesting, preservation, and fall planting. The class will be held on the second floor of the extension office in the demonstration kitchen. 6-8 p.m. The cost to is $10. To register, call 804-501-5160.

June 29 Richmond
Urban Spring/Summer Gardening
Eden’s Community Garden, Second Baptist Church (Southside)
Eden's Urban Farm (Eden's Community Garden) would love to have your assistance in prepping and planting our beds and plots for spring and summer vegetable and flower planting. Other tasks may include weeding, watering, and other general gardening projects. Wear comfortable clothing, bring your water and snacks, and have some fun as we "grow together"! For more information, visit 2bcsouthside.org or call 804-232-5124.

 

 

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Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road – Alexandria, Virginia 22312
Phone: (703) 642-5173
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/
Green Spring Gardens is a Fairfax County park dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the area’s horticultural, historical, and natural resources. It is a 33-acre public garden and National Historic Site where visitors are invited to explore the Historic House, Horticulture Center, Glasshouse, ponds, Virginia Native Plant Trail, and over twenty different demonstration gardens.

Thursday, June 13
Summer Garden Tour and Tea
$36/person, 1-3pm (Adults) Tour the vibrant demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who highlights summer’s standout plants, and tells stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterward, enjoy a tradition­al English afternoon tea. Pro­grams are by reservation only. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY (703) 324-3988.

Saturday, June 15
Gardening with Climate Change
10-11:30am (Adults) Horticulturist Brenda Skarphol highlights ideas from Climate-Wise Landscaping by Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt so you can make your garden better adapted to our changing climate. Learn about some of the best performing native and non-native plants and trees that adapt to erratic climate conditions. Discover ways to manage rainwater for better drainage. Class takes place outdoors in the gardens. The cost is $18/person. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 1A9.709F or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Friday, June 21
Garden Talk: Bring on the Hummingbirds
1:30-2:30pm (Adults) Perhaps one of the most beloved birds in gar­dening, hummingbirds astonish us with their aerial acrobatics, their beauty and the important role they play as garden pollinators. Attend this talk and learn about plants you can add to your landscape to attract these beautiful birds. The cost is $10/person. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 37F.853C or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, June 22
Basic Pruning Workshop for Azaleas & Rhododendrons
10am-noon (Adults) Learn to prune like a pro with this hands on workshop led by Peter Deahl of The Pruning School. Gain skills and insight into shaping and rejuvenat­ing your azaleas to make them more beautiful and healthy. Learn how to care for and sharpen your pruning equipment. Meet at Green Spring Horticul­ture Center. Bring gloves and pruners. The cost is $23/person. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 91C.A1C2 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, June 29
Workshop-Terra Cotta Succulent Container
9:30-11am (16-Adult) Pot up a tabletop terracotta container with eye-catching succulents for your garden. A Green Spring horticulturalist shows you how to mix balance, scale, proportion, contrast and rhythm to make dy­namic container designs for these fascinating plants. Learn about best soil types and how to care for your new container. The cost is $39/person for the program and $25/person for the supply fee. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code D46.BA22 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Mondays starting July 8
Yoga for Gardeners I
9:30-10:30am (Adults) This class features a gentle introduction to the Vinyasa method which helps participants increase the strength, flexibility and endurance necessary for gardening. Class held indoors. The cost is $91/person for 8 hour-long classes. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 6E6.C2FC or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Monday, July 8
Garden Sprouts Summer - Nature Playgroup
10-11:30am (3-5 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Through games, songs, activi­ties and a garden walk we explore our July topic: Camping. The cost is $8/child. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code F8D.F5EB or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, July 13
Watercolor Workshop: Monet & Water Lillies
9:30am-3:30pm (Adults) Monet contributed to the art world with his monumental water lily paintings. Be inspired by Monet’s style and create your own water lily paintings using techniques like glazing, dry-brush, wet on wet, washes and more with the help of instructor Dawn Flores. Supply list e-mailed before class. The cost is $93/person. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 7A1.D2F2 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, July 13
Workshop-Casting Concrete Leaves
9:30-11am (Adults) Capture the beauty of ornamental leaves by casting them in concrete to decorate your home or garden. Green Spring staff demonstrates casting and painting techniques and assists participants in mak­ing a treasure to take home. The cost is $43/person for the program and $25/person for the supply fee. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 95A.5596 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Thursday, July 18
Summer Garden Tour and Tea
$36/person, 1-3pm (Adults) Tour the vibrant demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who highlights summer’s standout plants, and tells stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterward, enjoy a tradition­al English afternoon tea. Pro­grams are by reservation only. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY (703) 324-3988.

Saturday, August 3
Floral Design Workshop; Summer Edition
1:30-3pm (16-Adult) Create a beautiful summer flower arrange­ment with the help of certified floral designer Betty Ann Galway. Learn how to properly care for and handle flowers along with learning creative design ideas. The cost is $39/person for the program and $30/person for the supply fee. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 0D2.61CA or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Wednesday, Aug. 7
Ready, Set, Grow: Agriculture in the Class­room for Elementary Teachers (K-5)
9am-1pm. This highly interactive, professional development workshop helps you sprout successful learners in your PK-5 classroom. The workshop features cross-curric­ular, standards-aligned lessons and resources that use Virginia agriculture and natural resources to engage learners in science, mathematics, language arts and social studies. Leave with resource kits full of cur­riculum, books, posters and a class set of laminated Virginia maps. Free. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call (703) 642-5173 to register.

Thursday, August 15
Summer Garden Tour and Tea
$36/person, 1-3pm (Adults) Tour the vibrant demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who highlights summer’s standout plants, and tells stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterward, enjoy a tradition­al English afternoon tea. Pro­grams are by reservation only. Call (703) 941-7987, TTY (703) 324-3988.

Saturday, August 17
Backyard Composting Basics
9:30-10:30am (Adults) Mother Nature can help you compost plant material into luscious amendment for your lawn and garden. Visit Green Spring’s composting station to learn different composting methods, materials to use and not use, proportions, aeration, screening, critter control and compost use. The cost is $15/person. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 0B1.62C6 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, August 24
Begonia Container Workshop
1-2:30pm (16-Adult) Pot up a beautiful begonia in a galvanized wall planter for your outdoor garden area with the help of begonia expert Johanna Zinn. Learn about beautiful begonias types that can grow in Virginia and how to care for them. Then take your begonia container home to enjoy through the summer. The cost is $38/person for the program and $25/person for the supply fee. Register online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes/ using code 24A.DA18 or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, Aug. 24 9am-4:30pm
Sunday, Aug. 25 noon-3:30pm
33nd Annual Begonia Show and Sale
Feast your eyes on this show sponsored by the Potomac branch of the American Begonia Society. Be tempted with splashes of color and shapes for homes and greenhouses that last long after frosts have put our outdoor gardens to bed. The sale offers a wide va­riety of begonias, including subtropical species. Free. For more information, call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, September 7
Celebrate Honey Bee Day
10am-noon. Where would we be without the honeybee? Celebrate this wondrous insect with the Northern Virginia Beekeepers Association. Meet a beekeeper, see inside a beehive, learn a bee dance, do a bee scavenger hunt, learn how bees are important to our food supply and get tips on how you can help honeybees. Free. For more information, call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

 


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Ongoing Sturgeon Bay
Tuesday in the Garden Door
Peninsular Agricultural Research Station
Door County Master Gardeners announce this free, public 2019 summer program series offered the second Tuesday of each month, June through September, beginning June 11. Three speakers will present a variety of horticulture-related topics each evening. Programs will include such topics as: Body Mechanics for Gardeners, the Heritage Garden at Crossroads and the German Vernacular Garden Style, Pollinators and Native Plants in the Garden, Photography in the Garden, Birds in the Garden, Practical Vegetable Gardening Tips, Art in the Garden and Extending the Season with Fall Planters. For further information about each month’s program, visit the Door County Master Gardener website at www.dcmga.org.The free 90-minute outdoor programs begin at 7:00pm. There is limited seating in the Garden and participants are encouraged to bring a chair. The program will move indoors in the case of inclement weather.

June 13 Stevens Point
Grasses and Sedges Identification and Sampling Workshop
Schmeeckle Reserve
This workshop is designed to provide the advanced skills and experience necessary to properly identify and sample grasses and sedges. The workshop will focus on identifying common grasses and sedges in both lab and field settings. Plant anatomy, dichotomous key use, and proper sampling techniques will be covered. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: identify common species by sight, use simple dichotomous keys to identify plant genera and/or species, and demonstrate field plant sampling techniques. Cost: $350. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information and to register, call 715-346-3838 or visit uwsp.edu/conted/ConfWrkShp/Pages/Grasses-and-sedges-id.aspx.

June 13 Green Bay
All About Emerald Ash Borer
Green Bay Botanical Gardens
When it comes to the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) there is a lot of incorrect information out there. We will go over what you will need to know to protect your trees, including identifying early stages of insect activity, some of the myths that could lead you to lose your precious tree and proper treatments. We will also dive into the dangers of infected Ash trees and how it affects your home and everything surrounding the tree. 6-7:30 p.m. $5/GBBG member; $7/general public. For more information, contact Linda Gustke, education manager, at 920-491-3691 ext. 122 or email lgustke@gbbg.org.

June 16 Madison
Rose Show
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
The Madison Rose Society organizes this indoor exhibit of cut roses and arrangements in all sizes and colors. Members of the Rose Society will be available to answer questions. When you're through, be sure to stroll through Olbrich's 2-acre rose garden. For more information call 608-634-2146. Free and open to the public.

July 19-21 Madison
Madison Area Iris Society Sale
West Madison Agricultural Research Station
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All classifications of bearded iris plus some Siberian, Japanese and species iris grown locally by our cub members. Bare-root or potted and ready to plant. For more information, visit madisoniris.org.

June 20 Madison
The Unusual Suspects
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Although bees are the most widely known pollinators, there are plenty of other helpful critters. We will discuss a few of our favorites, and dive into some you would never guess were helpful pollinators. After learning about some of these unusual suspects, we will take a short walk through the gardens to see some of their favorite plants. 6:30-8 p.m. $17/$13 member. For more information, visit olbrich.org/education/classes.cfm.

June 22, Milwaukee
South Milwaukee
Historical Society Garden TourVisit 6 beautiful South Milwaukee gardens and peruse the Art Fair located at the South Milwaukee Historical Society (717 Milwaukee Avenue) where hand-crafted garden items created by local artisans will be for sale along with live music and foot. Also attend one of our many demonstrations throughout the day including painting, gardening, and what plants attract bees to your gardens. The first 50 people to visit the South Milwaukee Historical Society the day of the tour will receive a free goody bag. Please contact Patti Bergeson at 414-768-9549 for any questions or to purchase tickets.

June 23 Milwaukee
Butterfly Count Workshop
Wehr Nature Center
Learn the basics of butterfly ID with butterfly expert, Brooke Gilley, and then enjoy a morning hike through the woods and the prairie in search of our fluttery friends. Butterflies will be counted and recorded as part of our 32nd Annual Butterfly Count, a citizen science project. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Dress to be outdoors and on your feet. We’ll use binoculars and cameras to view and monitor butterflies along the trail. There will be extra binoculars to lend participants. 9 a.m.-noon. $12 per person, $10 Milwaukee County resident, $7 Friends of Wehr members. $3.50 regular parking fee in effect. Free parking for FOW members. Pre-registration required two days prior to program. For more information, visit friendsofwehr.org/butterfly-count-workshop.

June 23 Madison
Bumble Bee Identification
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Can you spot the rare and endangered rusty-patched bumblebee? Learn key characteristics to help determine what species of bumblebees are visiting your flowers. We will then venture into the outdoor gardens and discover exactly who is buzzing around. 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, visit olbrich.org/education/classes.cfm.

July 19-21, Madison
Madison Area Iris Society Sale
West Madison Agricultural Research Station
Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.. All classifications of bearded iris plus some Siberian, Japanese and species iris grown locally by our cub members. Bare root or potted and ready to plant.

August 3, Hancock
Garden Open House
Hancock Agicultural Research Station
Bring your family to the garden open house! There will be door prizes, kids activities, and gardeners available to answer questions. This event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 715-249-5961 for more information.


 

 

Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events

Boerner Botanical Gardens
boernerbotanicalgardens.org.
414-525-5653

The Domes, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
milwaukeedomes.org
414-257-5611

Green Bay Botanical Garden
gbbg.org
920-490-9457

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
olbrich.org
608-246-4550

Monk Botanical Gardens
monkgardens.org
715-261-6309

Rotary Botanical Gardens
rotarybotanicalgardens.org
608-752-3885

 

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.