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March 26 and April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 Huntsville
Photography 201:
From Snapshots to Great Shots
Huntsville Botanical Garden

This is a six-week series designed for those who are familiar with using their camera and desire to improve the quality of their photos. Participants should be comfortable adjusting shutter speed and aperture (no phone cameras). The functions of the camera and their impact on the image, photographic composition, and different approaches to photography will be discussed. No equipment is needed in the classroom and no auditing. Members, $180; non-members, $210. For more information, visit

April 5 Mobile
Presentation and Book Signing, Brie Arthur
Mobile Botanical Gardens

Foodscaping is all about making the most of your available square footage while engaging the next generation. Discover how to grow the flowers and food that you love to create a beautiful and bountiful space. Learn about growing in containers and new technologies including patio friendly Aeroponic systems and vertical gardens. The best organic practices are featured to arm attendees with sustainable land management ideas while deterring browsing mammals. 7 p.m. Members, $30; non-members, $35. Visit or call 251-342-0555 for more information.

April 5-6 Mobile
Gallery of Gardens
Mobile Botanical Gardens

Tour private gardens located on the bay and rivers of South Mobile County. Self -guided. Tickets $25/person. Visit or call 251-342-0555 for more information.

April 6 Hoover
Japanese Maple Walk and Talk
Aldridge Gardens

Join David Doggett for a walk through the gardens to see and learn about the various Japanese maples featured on the grounds. 8:30-10 a.m. Let the gardens know if you’ll be attending this free event by registering on their website. Space is limited. For more information, visit or call 205-682-8019.

April 6 Jemison
Perennials for Every Spot in the Garden
Petals from the Past

Jason Powell will discuss his favorite Southern perennials and why they are a perfect addition to your garden. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit

April 6 Mobile
Gallery of Gardens Bus Tour with Brie Arthur
Mobile Botanical Gardens

Tour private gardens located on the bay and rivers of South Mobile County on this bus tour with our special guest, author Brie Arthur. Includes boxed lunch. Tickets $65/person. Visit or call 251-342-0555 for more information.

April 6 Northport
40th Annual Native Plant Sale
Kentuck Art Center Courtyard

The sale is sponsored by the George Wood chapter of the Alabama Wildflower Society, a non-profit organization. Proceeds benefit education and community projects. Free admission. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 12-14 Birmingham
50th Annual Spring Plant Sale
Brookwood Village

With more than 100,000 plants to choose from and expert advice to guide you, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Spring Plant Sale serves as a welcome harbinger of spring and an invitation to get planting for novice and seasoned gardeners alike! Now in its 50th year, the sale offers hundreds of varieties of vegetables, natives, perennials, annuals, bedding plants, climbing flowers, herbs, tropicals, trees, and shrubs especially selected for our region and lovingly tended by more than 400 dedicated volunteers – many of whom are master gardeners. Public sale hours: Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. For more information, visit 

April 12-14 Huntsville
Spring Plant Sale
Huntsville Botanical Garden

Native azaleas, heirlooms, a variety of annuals and perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs and much more are waiting for you at the 32nd annual Spring Plant Sale at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and assist with plant selection and the Master Gardeners of North Alabama will conduct free soil testing. Visit for more information.

April 13 Anniston
Annual Spring Tree Amgios Plant Sale
Cane Creek Community Gardens

A variety of unique and unusual plants, and proceeds go toward fostering the horticulture therapy program and 4H club at Coosa Valley Youth Services. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. For more information, contact the Calhoun County Extension Office at 256-237-1621.

April 13 Hoover
Nordic Walking Workshop
Aldridge Gardens

This class will show you a great way to include upper body exercise and add balance assistance while walking. Led by Dr. Leroy Hurt, this class is free, but registration is required. Space is limited. Register at 9-10:30 a.m. For the most up-to-date information, visit or call 205-682-8019.

April 13 Theodore
Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Hop on down to the gardens for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Great Lawn! There will be special hunts for toddlers and older kids, as well as prizes, candy, activities, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit, email, or call 251-459-8727.

April 13-30 Theodore
Rose Bloom Out at Bellingrath
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Tour the award-winning Bellingrath Rose Garden during its first bloom, which features more than 2,000 plants representing 75 varieties. Roses will be for sale in the gift shop. The roses will bloom throughout spring and summer, but we predict that the next full bloom out will be in June. For precise times of the blooms, please check Rose Watch at beginning in mid-April. For details, visit, email, or call 251-459-8727.

April 16 Hoover
Intro to Birding
Aldridge Gardens

Learn the basics of birding, including why, where, and how, from Richard and Patricia Ryel then spend some time in the gardens practicing. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Members, $15; non-members, $20. Space is limited. Register at For more information, visit or call 205-682-8019.

April 20 Auburn
Third Annual Auburn Azalea Festival
Davis Arboretum

Bright bursts of orange, yellow, red, and pink flowers make up the Donald E. Davis Arboretum’s native azalea collection, which is one of the largest in the nation. The sale will feature the Auburn Azalea, food trucks, local artists, and much more. Free admission. For more information, call 334-844-5770 or visit

April 20 Birmingham
Earth Day at The Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The 22nd annual Earth Day at the gardens, Alabama’s longest-running Earth Day celebration, promotes healthy communities, sustainable living, and human wellness through fun educational dialogue, informational displays, and family-friendly outdoor activities. Featuring exhibitors representing organizations advocating for strengthened community bonds, environmental awareness, community education, improved waste management, and the physical and psychological benefits of our natural environment. Free admission. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit

April 20 Hoover
Members-Only Guided Bird Walk
Aldridge Gardens

Join Dr. Richard and Patricia Ryel for a walk through the gardens to catch a glimpse of the beautiful birds that are migrating through the area. This monthly members-only event is free, but they do ask that you kindly RSVP. 8-10 a.m. For more information, visit or call 205-682-8019.

April 21 Theodore
Easter Sunrise Service
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

The service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and is open to everyone in the community. Complimentary admission will be given to guests from 6 to 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday. A limited number of chairs will be set up and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. A hot breakfast will be available for purchase after the service. In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved indoors into the Magnolia Café. For details, visit, email, or call 251-459-8727.

April 24 Anniston
Calhoun County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn Series
Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan (77 Justice Ave.)

The program will be presented by Dr. Charles Mitchell, and his topic will be “200 Years of Alabama Agriculture.” The free series, held the 4th Wednesday of every month from April through September, is sponsored by the Calhoun County Master Gardeners and the Calhoun County Commission. Lunch and Learn starts at noon and ends at 1 p.m. No reservations are required. You are encouraged to bring your lunch. For more information please call the Calhoun County Extension Office at 256-237-1621.

April 26-27 Hoover
Annual Spring Plant Sale
Aldridge Gardens
Let our master gardeners and volunteers help you select the perfect plant. Get advice about the selection, placement, care, and maintenance of your new plant(s). Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. For the most up-to-date information, visit or call 205-682-8019.

April 26-27 Jemison
Antiques in the Garden
Petals from the Past

Save the date for our annual Antiques in the Garden Show. We will have a variety of vendors selling antiques, crafts, and collectibles. Food vendors will also be available for your convenience. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit

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April 6 Hot Springs
Bonsai Series: “Yamadori”
Garvan Woodland Gardens

During this half-day workshop, participants will collect trees from nature and start them in pots as bonsai specimens. Sometimes, environmental conditions cause an adult tree to remain small. The result of natural confined growth often produces trees with qualities desirable for bonsai purposes. Bryan Carlan leads this class throughout the Garvan premises in search of quality specimens. Admission: $75 members/$95 non-members. Registration required. Reserve online at or call 800-366-4664.

April 19-21 Kirby
31st Annual Easter Event Weekend
Daisy State Park Visitor Center

Introduce your group to Daisy State Park, your camping neighbors, and the great outdoors with a challenging hunt for the golden egg. The fun continues with a family friendly Easter egg hung and raw egg toss on Saturday. In addition to these two main events, the park will have a variety of activities scheduled for the weekend. Give your family an experience they will never forget. For more information, call 870-398-4487.

April 20 Mammoth Spring
Easter Egg Scramble
Mammoth Spring State Park

The Spring River Lions Club will sponsor the annual Easter egg scramble at Mammoth Spring State Park. Candy and prize-filled eggs will be placed in three hunting areas for kids 10 years and younger. Come to the ballfield area, bring a basket, and don’t be late! 2-2:15 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 870-625-7364. 

April 26-27 Fayetteville
Plant Sale at the BGO
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Kick off spring by shopping for your garden! Annuals and perennials grown by BGO horticulturists will be available with an emphasis on butterfly host and nectar plants. The sale will be open for garden members only Friday 5-8 p.m., when there will be light refreshments and special pricing on BGO-grown plants. The sale is open to the public Saturday 8 a.m.-noon. Free admission. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash or checks to purchase merchandise from area vendors. Credit card sales will be available from the BGO booth and gift-shop for BGO-grown plants and merchandise. For more information, visit

April 27 Fayetteville
eARTh Theatre Festival
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Bring the kids and come enjoy this fun family festival. The eARTh Theatre Festival will feature family-friendly plays, performed by Arts Live Theatre actors and actresses throughout the garden. Arts Live Theatre is a local nonprofit youth theatre company. 4-7 p.m. Visit for tickets and additional information.

May 11 Mena
Polk County Master Gardener Plant Sale
Polk County Fairgrounds

This event starts at 8:00 a.m. and will feature plants, flowers, perennials, annuals, fruit trees, bedding plants, garden crafts, and more! For more information, call the Polk County Extension Office at 479-394-6018.

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March 9, Norfolk, Virginia
Camellia Society Show & Sale
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Many cultivars will be on view and for sale. 10a.m. - 3:30p.m. Free with Garden admission. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit  

March 14, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lunchbox Talk: Protecting Our Forests from Pests and Diseases
North Carolina Botanical Garden
NCBG Director of Hortculture Dan Stern will talk about the major forest insect and disease threats in the Southeast and how to avoid spreading pests. This is part of the Garden's Lunchbox Talk series. 12 – 1p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit

March 15, Norfolk, Virginia
Tidewater Orchid Society Show & Sale
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Many kinds of orchid will be shown and sold at this annual event. 10a.m. - 4p.m. Free with Garden admission. For more information, call 757-441-5830 or visit  

March 15-25, Burlington, North Carolina
Spring Book Sale
May Memorial Library

Begins at Noon on Friday, March 15th with a “Friends Only” day (family memberships are available at the door for only $10.00). Free admission to the public from March 16-25th. Hours are Monday-Friday from Noon - 6, Saturdays from 10- 4 and Sundays from 1:30-4:30. We have thousands of books, including large print, children’s books, gardening, cooking, movies and music. Prices range from 50 cents to $3.00, except special collections.

March 16-23, Durham, North Carolina
Durham Creek Week 
Locations around Durham County
This annual week of events around water quality and conservation includes workshops, crafting, tours, hikes, paddles, trash cleanups, and other events, to be announced. Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, visit

March 16, Raleigh  
Spring Has Sprung
Borden Building and Grounds  

Please join us in celebrating the start of Spring with a focus on a more eco-friendly 2019 with interactive displays and hands-on activities, featuring a recycling art activity with Anna Podris and Keith Norval, coffee with Larry's Beans, tips from Master Gardeners, beekeeping, pollination, native plants, home gardening, efficiency, composting, zero waste living, garden tours,and much more. 2p.m. - 4p.m. This event is free and all ages are welcome!  The Borden Building is located at 820 Clay Street, Raleigh, NC 27605. Parking can be found off of Washington Street at Fletcher Park. For questions or directions, please contact Mordecai Historic Park's Visitor Center; (919) 996-4364 or  

March 16, Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Birds, Brews, & BBQ
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Sylvan Heights, which conserves rare waterfowl, hosts this annual BBQ cook-off competition (judged by audience donations this year), along with local craft beers, live music, games, and other activities. 5 - 8p.m. Tickets are required, cost TBA (members 10% discount). For more information and tickets, call 252-826-3186 or visit         

March 21, Kernersville, North Carolina
“The Layered Garden” by David L Culp
Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden 
Learn how to plan and implement a layered garden like those created by author and horticulturist David Culp (, who created the Brandywine Cottage gardens in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. 2p.m. $10 (free for members of the Garden or the NC chapter of the American Herb Society). Registration is required. For more information, call 336-996-7888 or visit  

March 21, Durham, North Carolina
GARDENLUST: A Tour of the World's Best Gardens
Sarah P Duke Gardens
Gardener and author Christopher Woods went on a three year quest to find the world's 50 greatest gardens, public and private, visiting countries such as Australia, Chile, India, Laos, and Sweden. Hear about his travels and why these are gardens are worth of lust. 7 - 9p.m. $10 (members and Duke University students free). Registration is required. For more information, call 919-668-1707 or visit 

March 23-31, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Forsyth Creek Week 
Locations around Forsyth County
This annual week of events features many different events relating to conserving and appreciating local waterways. Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, visit

March 23-31, Greensboro, North Carolina
Guilford Creek Week 
Locations around Guilford County
Returning for a second year, this annual week of events has many different activities relating to conserving and appreciating local waterways, under the slogan “Get to know your Guilford H2O!” Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, visit

March 28, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lunchbox Talk: The Month of Their Ripening: NC Heritage Foods Through the Year
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Georgann Eubanks will talk about her new book, The Month of Their Ripening, published by UNC Press.  Month by month, it focuses on ephemeral heritage foods in North Carolina, such as ramps in April and serviceberries in June. This is part of the Garden's Lunchbox Talk series. 12 – 1p.m. Free. Registration is required. For more information, call 919-962-0522 or visit

March 29 – 30, Wilmington, North Carolina
27thAnnual Herb and Garden Fair
Poplar Grove Plantation
Many plants and garden-related items, herbal products, and art will be sold and there will be live music, food, classes, blacksmithing demonstrations, walks, and more. Our Statemagazine will showcase their April issue on heirlooms and there will be other exhibitors and vendors. Tour the Stables and meet animals ($5 and closed toed shoes required) and the plantation house will be open (reduced price, $7). March 29th: 9a.m. - 5p.m.; March 30th: 10a.m. - 4p.m. $5 (free for children 12 and under). For more information, call 910-686-9518 or visit 

March 29 – 30, Georgetown, South Carolina
72ndAnnual Spring Plantation and Town House Tours
Locations around Georgetown County, South Carolina or in and around Georgetown, SC
Indigo and rice cultivation once made Georgetown County the center of US wealth, and many fine gardens and houses remain. This tour, organized by the Prince George Winyah Anglican Church Women, lets people see these privately owned places and there will be other events, including an Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin' by the Men's Ministry, Tea, Bazaar and Bake Sale, and Sunday worship service. Shoes with heels and large vehicles such as buses are not allowed on the tour.  Proceeds used for community programs and historic structures preservation. 9:30a.m. - 5p.m.  2-day tickets $80, one-day $45, food options increase price. Tickets are required, available by mail, if received February 4ththrough March 15th, and are available the day of on a first come, first served basis, and could run out. For more information, call 843-545-8291 or visit     

April 6 - 13, Burlington, North Carolina
Alamance Creek Week 
Locations around Alamance County
Returning for a second year, this annual week of events has many different activities around conserving and appreciating local waterways. Most events are free, but some could require reservations. For more information, call 336-904-0300 or visit

April 27, Statesville, North Carolina
Iredell Garden Fair
Iredell County Agricultural Center

The Iredell Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association invites the public to the 7th annual Iredell Garden Fair. The event will include vendors from the Charlotte-metro area offering plants for sale, garden equipment and accessories, yard art and more. Extension Master Gardener volunteers will provide gardening education, basket raffles, children’s activities, music and more. Workshop topics are “Crape Myrtle Bark Scale Lifecycle and Management,” at 10 a.m. by Matt Lenhardt, Iredell Extension Agent and “Growing What You'll Use: Maximizing Your Garden Through Plant Selection and Preservation” at 10 a.m. by Eli Snyder, Caldwell Extension Agent. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 704-873-0507.

May 3-5 and 10-12, Raleigh
Open Nursery and Garden Days
Plant Delights Nursery

Times of the event:
Friday, May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, May 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit

May 11, Wilmington
16th Annual Rose Tour
9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. This event is free to the public . Please log onto: for a list of gardens and a map.

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March 30, Jacksonville
Open Day

Explore five gardens in Jacksonville, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy and The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. Highlights include a columned portico, riverfront terraces, formal boxwood enclosed gardens, a classic parterre, and multiple water features. No reservations required; rain or shine. Admission is $30 for a day pass to visit all five gardens, or $10 per private garden; children 12 & under free. Discount day passes are available at the Cummer Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; private gardens are open 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For More Information: See or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.

April 5-7, Gainesville
Florida Museum Plant Sale
The Florida Museum of Natural History will host a large sale with more than 150 species of difficult-to-find and pollinator-friendly plants April 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. Accent, host, native and nectar plants will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the museum’s “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit. For more information, visit or call 352-273-2057.

April 5-6, Spring Hill
Spring Plant Sale
Nature Coast Botanical Gardens & Nursery

The sale is Friday and Saturday from 9a.m.-2p.m. This is an annual event to help raise money to keep the Botanical Garden running. Please visit our website for more information.

April 13, Rockledge
Home and Garden Tour

The Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club is hosting this tour on Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the historic Eau Gallie District, highlighting the Rossetter House and Museum with their Gardens. We will have other lovely and interesting houses on our tour, as well as selling crafts and baked goods, with free refreshments. To get tickets visit:



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April 3 Athens
Free Gardening Class Series:
Vegetable Gardening
Athens-Clarke Co. Library
Appleton Auditorium

This free class is a part of Athens-Clarke County Extension’s 2019 Free Gardening Class Series. It will include an informative presentation on topics including how to maintain and manage your vegetable garden as well as selecting the right seasonal veggies so that your garden thrives. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. 6-7:30 p.m. Registration is required. Register online by April 2. For more information and to register, visit or call 706-613-3640.

April 4 Jeffersonville
Beginner Beekeeping 102
Twiggs County Extension Office

In depth tips on those who already have bees or those who just started beekeeping to help beekeepers be more productive. 6-7 p.m. For more information, contact Brandon Crumsey at 478-945-3391or email

April 5 Decatur
Seminar & Plant Sale
Georgia State University Perimeter College Native Plant Botanical Garden

Seminar, Native Plants’ Roles in the Ecosystem, 11 a.m.-noon, which will coincide with plant sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit

April 5-6 Roswell
Native Plant Sale
Chattahoochee Nature Center

Attract butterflies, pollinators, birds and more to your garden by adding native plants. Going native provides a wealth of benefits to your space, including privacy, beauty, blossoms, food, and homes to our wide diversity of animals. Over 120 species of plants available, and horticulturists and knowledgeable volunteers on site to help you plant the garden of your dreams. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 770-992-2055.

April 5-6 Gainesville
Hall County Master Gardeners’ Spring Garden Expo
Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center

The Spring Garden Expo has 50+ garden vendors from around Georgia and other states in open-air covered arena with wider variety than you’ll find anywhere! Annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetable plants, crafts, garden art, hardware, garden accessories, garden jewelry, and fun stuff! Four expert speakers offering free sessions: Enjoying Ferns Indoors and Out, Everything You Need to Know About Tomatoes, Insects for Organic Gardening, and Planning For and Maximizing the Bounty of Your Garden. Admission: $2 Adults, kids free. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 770-535-8293.

April 5 Pine Mountain
Butterfly Keeper for a Day
Callaway Gardens

Ever wonder what goes on behind the curtain? Well, wonder no more – come and be a butterfly keeper for a day. Learn how to care for butterflies, what they need to be healthy and happy, and help our keepers with the day-to-day operation at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center. You’ll learn how to identify tropical butterflies and help release newly emerged butterflies into our conservatory. You’ll get to participate in the unpacking of a new shipment of butterflies and learn all about where they come from. Participants will also help feed the butterflies by preparing and setting out fruit baskets. And you’ll see what kinds of plants are important for the butterflies and why and how we maintain a conservatory filled with tropical plants. Participants receive a “Butterfly Keeper for a Day” t-shirt and a certificate of completion. The program includes garden admission and a bagged lunch. Participants must be 8 years old or older. Instructor: Jennifer Demarest, Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center Staff. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee: $150/individual. For more information, contact the Education Department at 1-855-546-9740 or email

April 6-7 Statesboro
Spring Plant Sale
Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University

Consult the experts and shop with their help. Annuals, perennials, edibles, herbs, shrubs, trees, and more. All chosen to succeed in our conditions. Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. For more information, visit

April 9 Atlanta
Shade Gardening
Atlanta Botanical Garden

If you have a shaded yard and think your choices are limited, you’re in for a big surprise! Learn about fantastic understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant choices, including many seldom-used selections. The class focuses on plants that work well in combination for a shade garden that looks like a healthy plant community. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $29. For more information, visit or call 404-876-5859.

April 11 Decatur
Square-Foot Gardening
UGA Extension- DeKalb County Office

Want to learn how to use a small amount of space to grow an intensive vegetable garden? This is the class for you. Square foot gardening takes 20 percent of the space, uses 80 percent less soil and water and 90 percent less work. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Mail registration and payment to DeKalb County Extension/4-H ATTN: Homeowner Series 2019 4380 Memorial Dr., STE. 200 Decatur, GA, 30032 If you have other questions, call 404-298-4080. 

April 12 & 13 Hartwell
Plant Sale
Hart County Botanical Garden

Always some previous best sellers and new plants and varieties as well as annuals, succulents, Japanese maples, hanging baskets, vegetables, and small perennials in six packs and 4½-inch pots. Plants grown by Friends of the Garden will also be available. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and assist you with selection. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. If you are a “Friend of the Garden,” you can shop early on Thursday, 2-5 p.m. and also shop at the special discounted time on Sunday 1-3 p.m. If you would like to join or renew your membership, you may do by completing the form on the membership page and mailing it in with your dues. Forms will also be available in the kiosk in the garden. For more information, visit

April 13 Athens
Plantapalooza – Three Plant Sales in One
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Plantapalooza brings together three University of Georgia units for one big plant sale – the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Trial Gardens, and the UGA Horticulture Club. Each sale offers an assortment of garden plants that thrive in the Southeast. Horticulturists, volunteers and master gardeners will be on hand to help with plant selection and to answer gardening questions. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit or call 706-542-1244.

April 15 Lawrenceville
Designing a Garden with Native Plants
Bethesda Senior Center

Why do native plants matter in our gardens and landscapes? In addition to providing shelter and food for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, native plants require far less maintenance, saving time, money, and perhaps the most valuable natural resource, water. Horticulturist and master gardener Barbara Dorfman will share how to incorporate native plants into your site design. Barbara is an active member of the Georgia Native Plant Society and is passionate about promoting the use of native plants in the home landscape. In this presentation, Barbara will share images of her own beautiful yard and offer ways to incorporate native plants into your overall design whether you envision incorporating a few plants or a complete makeover. 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, visit

April 20 Athens
Landscaping and Planting for Pollinators
State Botanical Garden of Georgia

This class will look at broad range of both woody and herbaceous species, discuss the importance of pollinator interactions, and how to integrate these types of plants into a wide array of gardening situations. Additionally, the course will discuss plant types in detail with regard to their horticultural requirements, aesthetics, and ecological attributes that benefit pollinators. Class time will be spent both indoors and out in the garden learning to identify these amazing plants and the types of pollinators that love them. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit or call 706-542-6156.

April 20, Peachtree City
Adaptive Gardening
The Bridge Community Center

Joe Washington, the original host of HGTV’s ‘Groundbreakers,’ former news and sports anchor and reporter, and Cobb County Master Gardener, will share his resources and expertise on the latest trends in outdoor living in a presentation hosted by The Fayette Master Gardener Association. With more Americans over age 65 and the trend toward aging in place, gardening practices can be adapted to accommodate our aging population and people with disabilities. Joe will share information from experts in horticulture therapy and landscaping. His “one stop shop” of tools, tips and techniques will keep gardening on your lifetime “can-do” list. 10:00-11:00 a.m. For more information, visit or email

April 26-28 Augusta
Sacred Heart Garden Festival
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Join the fun at this annual event featuring private garden tours, speakers, exhibits and more. For more information call 706-826-4700 or visit 

April 27 Fayetteville
10th Annual Fayette Master Gardener Association Plant Sale
Fayette County Stonewall Government Complex

Thousands of plants and garden related items will be for sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, email

April 27 Ball Ground
Plant Sale
Gibbs Gardens

Native azaleas as well as other Georgia native plants. Come early as they sellout quickly. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lecture on native plants by nursery owner Ernest Koone III, owner of Lazy K Nursery, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, visit

April 27 Atlanta
Pruning Japanese Maples
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Learn how to prune your Japanese maple. This class emphasizes the science and art of aesthetic pruning. Seasonal pruning, form enhancement, essence and early training are discussed. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $29, members $24. For more information, visit or call 404-876-5859.

May 11 Ball Ground
Plant Sale
Gibbs Gardens

Learn about pollination and the art of harvesting honey from expert beekeepers Nancy and Sean Cook. Honey harvested from Gibbs Gardens’ hives will be for sale. 11 a.m.-noon. For more information, visit

May 20 Lawrenceville
The Fascinating World of Fungi
The Bethesda Senior Center

When Sam Landes was 5 years old, his mother began taking him along to forage for morel mushrooms, sparking a lifelong interest in the wonders of wild fungi. Mr. Landes has been the Treasurer of the Mushroom Club of Georgia (MCG) since 2010. His wife, Dr. Cornelia Cho, is the club president and together they support the organization’s mission to promote the enjoyment, study, and exchange of information about wild mushrooms. If you’re curious why fungi deserve such attention, then this evening will provide an eye-opening treat. Mr. Landes’ free presentation hosted by Gwinnett County’s Master Gardeners Association offers an excellent chance to learn more fascinating facts, while he opens the door to the truly amazing world of mushrooms. Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to bring a covered dish to share for a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. or just arrive in time for the program which begins promptly at 7 p.m. For more information, visit 

April 27, Fayetteville
10th Annual Fayette Master Gardener Association Plant Sale  
Fayette County Stonewall Government Complex
140 Stonewall Avenue

From 8a.m. to 2p.m. Thousands of plants and garden related items will be for sale. For more Information: email


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March 30 Ames
Day of Insects
Reiman Gardens

Enjoy a day filled with presentations from professionals, academics, advocates, and enthusiasts. From beginners to seasoned veterans, Day of Insects has something for anyone interested in or involved with insects. On the day of the event, doors will open at 8 a.m. with presentations starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 4:20 p.m. 

April 16-30
Beginning Vegetable Gardening
Indianola Parks And Recreation – Arts & Crafts Room

Instruction will cover soil preparation, planning your garden, planting and harvesting your produce. There will also be tips on maintaining your garden and keeping out the critters. Instructors Royce and Sue Thompson are master gardeners who have been gardening together for over 40 years. Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. Teens ages 15-17 may also register if attending with a registered adult. $9 resident; $11.25 non-resident. For more information, visit or call 515-961-9420.

April 18 Ames
Plant Walk: Topic TBD
Reiman Gardens

Get to know the works of art in our living museum from 11-11:45 a.m. from the expert herself. Join Lindsey Smith, Reiman Gardens’ plant collections curator, for in-depth walking tours of the plants and flowers that make this place so special.  

April 20 Ames
Egg Hunt
Reiman Gardens

Co-hosted by the Ames Jaycees, festivities will include an egg hunt for all children 6th grade and younger. The egg hunt will run continuously from 9-11 a.m. and guests may hunt for eggs at any time. Children will have the opportunity to search for up to five colorful eggs to trade in for a goody bag. Goody bags will be provided. 

April 20 Urbandale
Family Easter
Living History Farms

The 1875 town of Walnut Hill comes together to celebrate Easter from 9 to noon with egg and toy hunts (divided by age), horse-drawn wagon rides, egg rolling, pancake flipping, a visit from the Easter bunny, and more. Living History Farms’ Family Easter is full of traditional holiday activities with a small-town twist. Enjoy free pop and popcorn for all and egg breakfast wraps for the first 1,000 visitors.

April 27 and 28 Ames
Opening Weekend of Sculpture Exhibit
Reiman Gardens

This exhibit coincides with Reiman Gardens' 2019 theme of toys and games. Come play at Reiman Gardens! This year, each season brings new toys and games for all ages to learn about the wonders of nature. Bring the family out from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for cooperation and competition, fascinating finds, hands-on horticulture, pleasurable puzzles, and active art, as we host an exciting new exhibit created in collaboration with ISU Architecture. 

April 27 and 28 Urbandale
New Farm and Food Festival
Living History Farms

Join us for a free two-day festival to celebrate local food and agriculture, artisans, and non-profits with live music, food trucks, drink vendors, and more on Living History Farms' front lawn. For just $5, attend a breakout session to learn more about wine tasting, how to prepare a cheese board, or various other food, drink, or agricultural topics. Tickets will also be available for purchase for our VIP tasting events to try some delicious samples from local vineyards, breweries, and eateries within the Living History Farms grounds at designated times during the two-day festival.

April 29 Ames
Great Plants for Iowa: Spring & Summer Bulbs
Reiman Gardens

Many of these wonderful plants burst into bloom early in the season, so we’ve moved our class so we can actually see them!  From 6-8:30 p.m. learn more about the dozens of colorful blooms that grow from bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers in the Iowa garden.


Contacts for facilities with multiple events

Reiman Gardens

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Living History Farms


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April 6 Indianapolis
Herb Society Spring Kids Workshop
Garfield Park

At our Spring Kids Workshop, they will learn how to grow an herb garden in a container. There will be recipes that you and your parents can try, handouts and a take-home starter kit. Parents are welcome to stay and enjoy the fun. There will be munchies. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Reservations recommended. Limited seating. Ages 6 to 13. $5 per child. Visit or call 317-327-7183. 

April 6, Lebanon
Boone County Gardenfest
Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds

The Boone County Master Gardeners host the 33rd annual yard and garden show. Over 20 garden-related vendors will sell unique garden art, gifts, flowers, herbs, succulents and other garden items. Gardenfest highlights include a used tool and garden item sale, free soil testing, door prizes throughout the day and expert speakers. Lunch and homemade desserts will also be available. Free native tree seedlings will be given away while supplies last. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visit or call 765-481-0159. 

April 9, Zionsville
Spring Rose Care
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center

The Indianapolis Rose Society presents how to care for your roses in the spring, which includes planting and soil amendments. Roses, pre-ordered in March will be available for pickup at this meeting. If you procrastinated and missed the pre-order, there should be some roses for sale, first-come/first-serve. Discounts apply to members, but all can attend and purchase. Opens for socialization and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Guest welcome. Visit or call Teresa at 317-514-8999.

April 13, Danville
Gardening for All Ages
Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds

The Hendricks County Master Gardeners host their annual Gardening for All Ages, garden and flower show. We will have free seeds and free trees while supplies last, approximately 50 garden-related vendors, educational presentations and a children's activity booth.  A food truck is available for snacks. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit or call 317-839-6361.

April 13 Noblesville
Herb of the Year Annual Symposium
Hamilton County Fairgrounds

The Herb Society of America highlights an herb each year. The herb of the year 2019 is Agastache foeniculum/ Anise Hyssop. The Herb Society of Central Indiana plans a day of learning, shopping, and dining to celebrate. We invite speakers from around the Midwest as well as local experts to share their knowledge and experiences with us. There are always lots of handouts with instructions, recipes, resources, and inspiration. Lunch is provided by the Juniper Spoon and is included in your registration fee (vegetarian options are available). Local vendors, including plant growers, have booths for you to browse. And, we will have a silent auction.  Register online at or call 317-590-0252.

April 26-27 Avon
Annual Native Plant Sale
Avon Outdoor Learning Center

For sale: native wildflowers, grasses and more! Hendricks County Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions and help with selections! All proceeds benefit programming at the Outdoor Learning Center, located behind or south of Maple Elementary School. Friday 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit, or or call 317-839-6361.

April 27, Flora
22nd annual Carroll County Garden Fair
Merchants Building at Carroll County Fairgrounds

10a.m.-3p.m. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of plants, hanging baskets, garden art, and other garden-related items. Door prizes, food and drink available. This event is FREE.

April 27 Zionsville
Indiana Organic Gardeners Association Meeting
Zionsville Library
There will be a pitch-in lunch at 11, followed by a Q&A session, and a short business meeting. The Plant and Garden Auction will follow at 1:10 p.m. The meeting is free and open to all. Contact Margaret at 317-698-0526, email margaret.smith803@ or visit our website

May 4, Franklin
Hummingbirds: Jewels of the Garden
Learn how to grow plants that attract hummingbirds during the annual Garden Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, IN. The 15th annual Johnson County Garden Club public event will include more than 50 flower, plant and garden art vendors along with guest speakers Sharon Sorenson, Carol Michel, and staff from Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators. For more information, contact Gary Kiesel at 317-346-7316. 

June 29, Linton
Garden Walk  

Presented by Green County Master Gardeners. The theme is Gardens to Remember with eight homes showcasing their gardens.  
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Adults; Children under 12 free.  Advance tickets available in June from Purdue Extension Office, 4H fairgrounds in Bloomfield.  Tickets available on day of event from Carnegie Heritage and Art Center 110 E Vincennes, Linton. Tours will be rain or shine.


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April 1 & 6 Covington
Tree Selection and Care Part 1nd 2
Kenton County Extension Service

Meet from 6-8 p.m. both dates to learn which trees grow best her and how to choose trees for your landscape. Part two will cover tree establishment and care. Pre-registration is required for this free class; attendees of both classes will receive two free trees. For information/registration, call 859-356-3155, email, or visit

April 3 Burlington
Tree & Shrub Planting, Pruning & Care
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center

We will cover plant selection, planting, care & pruning of ornamentals, 10 a.m.-noon. A portion of the class will be taught inside. If weather permits, there will be a planting & pruning demonstration outdoors. For information/registration visit and choose “login to on–line registration and class listing” on right side or call 859-586–6101. 

April 6 Lexington
Spectacular Spring
Kentucky Children’s Garden

There will be live animals, spring flower giveaway, seasonal crafts, and activities with local organizations. The cost is $3 per person or $10 for the family. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For information or registration, call 859-257-6955, email, or visit

April 6 Lexington
Annual Volunteer Fair and Orientation

Opportunities will include vegetable gardening, native plants crew, adopt-a-rose plot, education events and Kentucky Children’s Center. Meet at the Visitor Center. 2-4 p.m. For information or registration, call 859-257-6955, email, or visit For additional information/registration call 859-257-6101, email, or visit

April 6 Alexandria
Dealing with Deer and Other
Mammals in the Gardens
Green Spring Gardens

Bambi may be cute, but he would love to make a feast of your garden. Learn proven and humane tactics for gardening with deer, rabbits, rodents, groundhogs, and other creatures that are attracted to both edible and ornamental gardens. Adults only. $18/person. Register online at or call 703-642-5173. 

April 9 Owensville
Lunch, Listen & Learn
The Western Kentucky
Botanical Garden

Join us for lunch and seminar–”Birds of a Feather” with Daniel Sweigard. In partnership with the Daviess County Public Library (formerly the Walk & Talk series). For more information or to register, visit or call 270-993-1234.

April 11 Lexington
Tracing Roots with Dave Leonard
The ARBORETUM, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Follow a tree’s roots underground to see how they grow and communicate. Registration required. 6-7:30 p.m. Suggested donations $3 per person or $5 per family. For more information or to register, call 859-257-6955 or visit

April 11 Owensville
25th Annual Southwest Ohio
Perennial School

Clermont County Extension Service
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of the Southwest Ohio Perennial School. There will be trade show vendors with an assortment of plants, and garden décor. 8 a.m-4 p.m. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included. Register by April 1 for reduced pricing. Visit for a registration form and additional information on our presenters or call Gigi Neal at 513-732-7070, ext. 102.

April 12 Clermont
90th Anniversary Forest Tour: Wonders of Wilson Creek
Bernheim Arboretum

Our special 90th Anniversary Forest Tours series continues. Join Director of Conservation Andrew Berry for a three-hour forest immersion tour into Bernheim’s restoration of Wilson Creek. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bernheim members $15; non-members $20. For more information, visit or call 502-955-8512.

April 18 Lexington
Discovering Roots with Emily Ellingson
The ARBORETUM, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Uncover original plant collection maps, solve curatorial mysteries, and learn about the historic trees of The Arboretum woods. 6-7:30 p.m. Suggested donations $3 per person or $5 per family. For more information or to register, call 859-257-6955 or visit

April 20 Clermont
Wildflower Walk: The Business of Blooming
Bernheim Arboretum

A great way to learn about spring wildflowers is to follow their progression from bud to blossom over several weeks. Join us for the second stroll of the series that provides engaging stories on wildflower adaptation, ecology, folklore, and history. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Bernheim members $10; non-members $12. $5 per car environmental impact fee for non-members applies. For more information, visit or call 502-955-8512.

April 23 Lexington
Little Sprouts – Bugs!
The ARBORETUM, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

Pre-registration required. Learn about how bees and other bugs help plants grow, decorate and craft 3D beetles, look for some bugs that might already be out, and help us plant some early spring crops in the Kentucky Children’s Garden. Ages 3-5; location: Visitor Center. Session One: 10-10:45 a.m., Session Two: 11-11:45 a.m. $3 per child per session. For more information, call 859-257-6955 or visit

April 23 Crestwood
Hypertufa Workshop
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Create the perfect horticultural masterpiece for your garden or patio. Yew Dell’s Director of Marketing & Events and no-holds-barred gardener Jackie Gulbe will guide you through the process of creating your own hypertufa planter. Hypertufa containers are the perfect home for low maintenance plants like succulents and cacti and they are cool looking. 6-7:30 pm. Members, $35, non-members, $45. Online registration ends Friday, April 19. For more information, call 502-241-4788 or visit

April 24 Union
Spring Blooms
Boone County Arboretum

Join us for a guided tour of the arboretum’s stunning spring blooms and learn which trees & shrubs would be best for your landscape.1-2:30 p.m. Meet at Shelter #2. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 859-384-4999 or visit

April 25-27 Blacksburg
Plant Sale
Hahn Horticulture Garden

Many different types plants, some of which have been grown by students of the horticulture program. The money raised goes to The Horticulture Club at Virginia Tech and the Hahn Horticulture Garden. We have many different types of plants being sold including sun plants, shade plants, herbs, vegetables, annuals, and much more! Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 540-231-5970 or visit

April 26 Clermont
Creatures of the Night: Whip-poor-wills
Bernheim Arboretum

Creatures of the Night programs provide opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of natural phenomena that often go unnoticed. Journey with Bill Napper and fellow volunteer naturalists on a driving tour of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Program includes a small amount of hiking through easy terrain. 8-10:30 p.m. Bernheim members $10; Non-members $12. Ages 8 and up. No pets allowed. Registration and payment are due by 4 p.m. on the day before the program. For more information, visit or call 502-955-8512.

April 26-27 Crestwood
Spring Plant Sale
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Friday Night Members Only Pre-Sale, 6-8:30 p.m. – don’t forget to bring your membership card! Free for members. (Not a member? You can buy a membership at the door!) Enjoy first shot at the best plant offerings around, live music, grab a beer or a glass of wine and a few bites and make an evening of it. Saturday for members and not yet members, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Members get in at 9 a.m. From perennials to shrubs, trees, tropicals, succulents and more, we’ll have a great selection to get your garden in shape just in time for Derby. Plant sales, kid’s activities, food truck and the most knowledgeable plant staff around can help you pick the perfect plants to spruce up your garden. Free with regular admission. Online admission sales end April 26 at 4 p.m. For more information, visit

April 27 Owensboro
Annual Plant Sale
The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

This year’s sale will be held at the Mundy Activity Center, 1650 W 2nd St. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 270-993-1234 or visit

April 27 Union
Arbor Day at the Arboretum
Boone County Arboretum

Join us in free hands-on programs, kids activities, and free giveaways to celebrate trees and nature at the Arboretum. Kids activities, free tree seedlings (while supplies last). No registration required. For more information, call 859-384-4999 or visit

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

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March 24 and 31, Baton Rouge
Making and Using Hypertufa
LSU AgCenter Botanical Gardens at Burden
Sunday, March 24, 1:00 p.m.  to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 31, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Both classes will be at the Pavilion in the LSU AgCenter Botanical Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge. Sturdy and strong and less than half the weight of stone or cement, and can be fashioned into many forms, from simple little flowerpots to sculptures and fountains. The classes are each limited to 20 people. More information is posted on our website, You must register and pay in advance through the website, The cost is $10 for Herb Society members and $15 for nonmembers. Every participant will make a garden container and be able to take your creation home, and will also get the recipe for making hypertufa so you can make it whenever you like. This is a very fun class -- messy, but fun. Wear old clothes, bring a plastic dishpan to be a mold for your first creation, and bring waterproof dishwashing gloves to protect your hands.  Any questions? Call Mary Williams, 414-526-3016.

March 28, Baton Rouge
Using Herbs in Mideastern Cooking 
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens 
A culinary extravaganza with Ruby Homayssi and Ruth Harb. The class will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit  

March 29, West Monroe
11th Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners Annual Spring Plant Sale
Pavilion at Seventh Square

The sale will feature vegetables and herbs, houseplants, tropical, flowing vines, butterfly garden plants, and many others. LSU AgCenter horticulture agent Kerry Heafner said local master gardeners will be available to help visitors select plants. They will also answer questions, provide gardening tips and even help load your car. For more information, contact Kerry Heafner at 318-323-2251.  

April 6, Baton Rouge
LaHouse Spring Saturday Open House
2858 Gourrier Ave. on LSU campus

10a.m.-2p.m. Explore LaHouse Resource Center’s spring focus on keeping cool, dry and termite-free, get free publications and answers to your questions from the LSU AgCenter housing specialist. LaHouse is a research-based showcase of solutions for sustainable, high performance housing for southern region climate and conditions. The mission of LaHouse is to shape the future with homes that offer more comfort, durability, value, convenience, environmental quality, safety and better health with less energy, water, pollution, waste, damage and loss. Suggested donation: $5 adult.

April 6 Shreveport
Second Annual Dr. Allen Owings Regional Horticulture Symposium
The American Rose Center
The symposium will be a day filled with speakers on various topics concerning disease management, soil management, chemical safety, and a passion for roses. The public is invited to attend but seating is limited to 150 gardeners, so early registration is advised. Registration is required, $40 per person. Register through the American Rose Society at Contact Carol Spiers at 318-938-5402 or email at for more information.

April 6-7 New Orleans
Spring Garden Show
New Orleans Botanical Garden

This annual event invites visitors to explore the beautiful garden featuring more than 50 horticultural exhibits, family friendly activities, and educational lectures. The festival includes plant sales, garden products sales, a plant health clinic, a children’s discovery zone, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, no charge for children under 5. Friends of City Park receive free admission. If you have questions or need more information, contact Chris Dunaway at 504-736-6519 or 504-483-9471. You can also email Chris at 

April 8-9 Alexandria
Third Annual Central Louisiana
Garden Expo
State Evacuation Shelter

This expo will feature vendor booths with lawn and garden items, educational gardening seminars, plants, and gardening supplies. The will be a Q&A booth, garden clubs, plant societies, and master gardener demonstrations. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 8 and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 9. For more information, contact Sara Shields at 225-638-5533.

April 12 Monroe
29th Annual Garden Symposium
Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

The symposium will host two speakers, Harvey Cotton and Allen Owings, along with floral designer Julie Spear. Participants will receive a catered lunch along with first access to the plant sale. 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 318-387-5281.

April 13, Ruston
Annual Spring Plant Sale
Ruston Farmers’ Market 
The North Central LA Master Gardeners Association will host their annual Spring Plant sale featuring over 5,000 plants from 8 a.m.-noon. Come join us at our new location at the Ruston Farmers’ Market, 220 E Mississippi Ave. Any plants remaining will be sold the following weekend at the Ruston Farmers’ Market.  

April 27, St. Francisville
Spring Garden Tour 2019

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Feliciana Horticultural Society, made up of local area Master Gardeners, annually hosts this fundraiser. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit and enjoy the unique horticultural environment of West Feliciana Parish and the Town of St. Francisville. Located on the cusp of growing zones 8 and 9, the area is home to beautiful and diverse landscapes and plantings. The 2019 Spring Garden Stroll will feature a self-guided tour of private gardens in West Feliciana Parish. For more information, visit the Spring Garden Tour 2019 website.


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.  


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 or call 504-488-5488.

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April 4, Grand Rapids
Monthly Meeting
Grand Valley Daylily Society
This month’s meeting features Steve Williams, owner of O’Bannon Springs Daylilies, who will speak about his hybridizing program in Nashport, Ohio. The meeting will be held at Fredrick Meijer Gardens located at 1000 E. Beltline beginning at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

May 11, Berkley
3rdAnnual Berkley Perennial Exchange
Berkley First west lawn (right next door to Berkley Post Office)
2820 Twelve Mile Road

9am - 12noon. Bring some, take some! Open to all lovers of gardening who can't wait to get planting, seek a great price (free!) and enjoy new plants. Plants should be labeled and in suitable individual containers. We'll bring the coffee.

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Through April 13 Chanhassan, Chaska, Norwood Young America, Prior Lake, Shakopee, Waconia, Watertown
Free Gardening Classes
Public Libraries

Join Carver-Scott Master Gardeners in one or more of these free classes. Topics include Vegetable Gardening, Herbs, Native Grasses, Fairy Gardening, Fruit Trees, Year Round Art from the Garden, Seed Starting, and Pruning. For dates, times, and other information, go to or call 952-466-5300 or 952-492-5410.

March 30, Albertville
Spring Days Gardening Workshop & Expo
St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West 
Attend Wright County Master Gardeners’ day exploring many topics, including native plants, mobile phone photography, herbs, chemical safety, and gardenscaping. 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Cost: $30. Information:  

March 30, Fergus
Falls West Otter Tail County Garden Day
Kennedy Secondary School

Join West Otter Tail County Master Gardeners for a day of learning about gardening. Keynote speaker Stan Tekiela will present “Uncommon Facts about Common Birds.” 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $30. Information: or 218-998-8760.  

March 30, Chaska
Grow and Maintain Your Own Grapevines

Learn the basics of grape growing, including how to site the plants in your yard, where to find good quality grapevines and select the cultivar, and how to properly plant a grapevine. Learn about trellis options, pruning, pest control, and steps to take in the first and second year. Instructor: Annie Klodd. 1-3:30 p.m. Cost: $41 member/$56 non-member.  

April 6, Chaska
Garden Fever – “It’s All in the Design: Trending Landscapes, Art, and Rejuvenation”
Chaska Event Center

Join Carver-Scott Master Gardeners for this annual event. Speakers include Tom Smarr, Maren Christopher, Sam Bauer, Jackie Smith, and Susan Kamper. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $37/$42 after March 31st. Information:  

April 6, Andover
Anoka County Home Landscaping and Garden Fair
Bunker Hills Activities Center

Attend Anoka County Master Gardeners’ horticulture education event. Keynote speaker Dr. David Zlesak will present “The American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S.) Program and Winning Cultivars.” 8:30 a..m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $25. Information: or 763-324-3498.  

April 6, Pine City
Pine County Horticulture Day  
Pine City High School

Spend a spring day of learning with Pine County Master Gardeners. Keynote speaker Stan Tekiela, wildlife photographer and author, will present “Backyard Birds.” There are breakout sessions on fruit trees, hostas, flowering shrubs, and vegetables. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $21/$25 after April 2nd. Information: or 800-657-3813, ext. 4.  

April 10-June 5, Maple Plain
Big Woods, Big Rivers Master Naturalist Training
Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement

Learn the plants, animals, history, geology and ecology of Minnesota’s deciduous forests and waterways. 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $420. Information: or call 888-241-4532.  

April 13, Hutchinson
McLeod County Gardening Education Day
Crow River Golf Club

Join McLeod County Master Gardeners for a day of learning. Speakers include John Ball, Dean Engelmann, Dr. Mary Meyer, and Jayne Roberts. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $30/$35 after April 1st. Information: or 320-484-4334.  

April 20, Chaska
Plant Selection: Right Plant, Right Place, Right Purpose
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn proper plant selection with Julie Weisenhorn, University of Minnesota Extension educator, and work in the new Plant Elements of Design plant selection database. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $41 member/$56 non-member.  

April 20, Minneapolis
Orchids of Mexico
Bachman’s Heritage Room

Attend this webinar sponsored by the Orchid Society of Minnesota for a glimpse of orchid species found in Mexico. 3-4 p.m. No cost. Information: or  Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events  Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Website:  Email: Phone: 651-487-8200  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Website: Phone: 952-443-1400 or 612-301-1210  Minnesota Master Naturalist University of Minnesota Extension Website: Phone: tel:8882414532

April 20, Minneapolis
Earth Day Celebration
Lakewood Cemetery

This event features behind-the-scenes tours of the cemetery’s greenhouse operations – one of only a handful of cemeteries left in the country to have a greenhouse operation. Lakewood is known for its beautiful gardens, and this is the public’s chance to see what’s in store for this spring’s flowerbeds. The tour includes one of the oldest operating greenhouses in Minnesota (built in 1886), during the most busy and vibrant time of year—when Lakewood’s grounds crew is growing thousands of flowers to plant this spring. After the tour, attendees can put their green thumbs to work by potting their own perennial to plant at home in memory of a loved one. Tickets are available online $10 in advance, $15 at the door. These tours sold out last year, so we’re encouraging people to get their tickets early! For more information, visit

May 3-4, Minneapolis
American Daffodil Society’s 2019 National Convention and Flower
Hilton Hotel Minneapolis/Bloomington
Corner of France Ave & 494

Flower-enthusiasts will experience spring inside and out with 1500 exquisite flower entries in traditional and surprising varieties. The public will see classic blooms in yellow, but these gorgeous flowers can be pink, orange, red, yellow and white, and bloom double blossoms with many petals, and single or multiple blossoms on a stem. It’s safe to say the event will be awash with vibrant spring colors! Open to the public, Friday: 2 - 6 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

May 18, Farmington
Spring Plant Sale
Dakota County Fair Grounds
This sale is put on by the Master Gardeners in Dakota County. 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

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 or Colleen FitzPatrick

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:

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: Tickets will be at: $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







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Marjorie McNeely Conservatory  

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
952-443-1400 or 612-301-1210

Minnesota Master Naturalist
University of Minnesota Extension

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April 1, Springfield
The World of Daffodils
Springfield Botanical Center 
As daffodils start blooming, Green County Master Gardeners lecture on the wonderful world of daffodils. Ages 18 years and up. $5 per person. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pay at the door registration opens at 5:30 p.m. For more details check and call  (417) 881-8909.  

April 1, Springfield
Opening of Mizumoto Japanese Garden
Springfield Botanical Center

Stroll through the garden by yourself or for another $2 per person have a guide. Cost $4 for adults, free for children 12 years of age and under. Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more details, call (417) 891-1515 extension 2 and visit  

April 6, Kingsville
Frida Kahlo’s Garden
Powell Gardens

Kansas City premiere of Frida Kahlo’s Garden, a traveling exhibition featuring live music, cocktails, and food inspired by indigenous Mexican cuisine. Enjoy a performance by Kansas City playwright and actress Vanessa Severo, who portrays Frida Kahlo in Frida: A Self Portrait, a hands-on painting activity and an exhibition walk-through with chef Renee Kelly who will discuss the culinary side of Kahlo’s work. Cost $50 per person. Adults. Further details at (816) 697-2600 extension 209 and visit  

April 6, Springfield
Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
Springfield Botanical Center

Celebrate spring with the Springfield Sister Cities Association. Bring a kite to fly or build one with us. Enjoy Japanese and Mexican children’s crafts with free admission to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden as it reopens for the season. All ages. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission; $5 for kite-building kits. Call (417) 891-1515 and visit for further information.  

April 6, Springfield
Mini Zen Garden
Springfield Botanical Center

Create a tabletop or patio container garden of your own design that incorporates elements of a Japanese Garden. Ages 12 years and older. Cost $30. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pre-register by calling (417) 891-1515.  Check their website for more details at  

April 7, St. Louis
Garden Weekend
Missouri Botanical Garden

Meet Me (Outdoors) in St. Louis Garden Weekend April 7-8 features outdoor experiences, exhibitors, experts and more at Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve and the Butterfly House. Help re-open the Garden’s popular perennial experiences for 2018 - the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden and Tower Grove House. Admission rates apply. For more details, visit and call (314) 577-5100.  

April 11, Kingsville Sages
Frida Kahlo’s Garden
Powell Gardens

Learn the important influence of flora and fauna on Frida Kahlo’s art and daily life. Presented by Stephanie Fox Kanppe, Samuel Sosland curator of American Art at the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, the presentation will cover biographical details and highlights of Kahlo’s fascinating career with special attention paid to her relationship with plants and their impact on her artistic expression. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $35 per person; includes a box lunch. Visit and call (816) 697-2600 extension 209 for more details.  

April 11, St. Louis
Annual Daffodil Show
Missouri Botanical Garden

Greater Daffodil Society annual show Thursday April 11 and Friday April 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All ages. Free. Requires Garden admission. For more information, visit  

April 13, Kingsville
Succulent Workshop
Powell Gardens

This hands-on opportunity will provide you with basic information about the identification, care, and propagation of various succulents. Using inspiration from the plants featured in the exhibition, Frida Kahlo’s Garden (on view exclusively at Powell Gardens) participants will design a small container to take home. $45 per person. Adults. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Further information can be found at (816) 697-2600 extension 209 and

April 19, Springfield
Full Moon Hike
Springfield Botanical Center

Experience the sounds of a spring garden under the moonlight with a guided tour with an interpreter. All ages. Free. Starts at 8 p.m. For further information, pre-register, call (417) 891-1515.  

April 21, St. Louis
Chinese Culture Days
Missouri Botanical Garden

Annual celebration features a Grand Parade with 70-foot dancing dragon, authentic regional cuisine, interactive dance and acrobatics. Special tours in the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden (the Chinese Garden) focus on the symbolism of many plant species and architectural details. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. $15 adults (ages 13+), $7 children (3 to 12), $7 members. Visit for more details and call (314) 577-5100.  

April 22, Springfield
22nd Annual Plant Sale
Springfield Botanical Center

Master Gardeners of Greene County hold their annual plant sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. Call (417) 874-2963 for further details and check for a list of plants for sale.  

April 26, Springfield
Arbor Day Movie Night
Springfield Botanical Center

Free screening of “The Sandlot!” in the Peace through People outdoor amphitheater. Come early for information on the emerald ash borer, tree activities and take-a-ways. All ages. Starts at dark 7 p.m. For further information, call (417) 891-1515 and visit  

April 27, Springfield
Master Gardeners of Greene County Plant Sale
Botanical Center in Nathanael Greene Park

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM RAIN OR SHINE Come early to see our large selection of perennials, Missouri Natives, veggies, herbs, shrubs, trees, grasses and more at the at 2400 S. Scenic, Check our Website for an updated list of plants for sale, like us on FaceBook or call 417-874-2963 CASH - CHECK - CREDIT CARD  April 27 Webster Groves Annual Herb Sale First Congregational Church The Webster Groves Herb Society will holds its Annual Herb Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p p.m. Free admission. Locally grown herbs, natives and heirloom vegetables. For more information, visit

April 27, Troy
8th Annual Lincoln County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
University of Missouri Extension Center

8a.m.-1p.m. A variety of vegetables, annuals, perennials, natives and herbs will be offered, along with garden art. There will be a raffle basket filled with gardening supplies. For more information call 636-528-4613 or visit our Facebook page at

April 27, Webster Groves
Annual Herb Sale
First Congregational Church

The Webster Groves Herb Society will holds its Annual Herb Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p p.m. Free admission. Locally grown herbs, natives and heirloom vegetables. For more information, visit

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


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March 28-April 6, Columbus
Spring Pilgrimage 
We welcome you to join us in Columbus for the 79th Annual Spring Pilgrimage. This is an award-winning event that has been widely recognized as one of the best and most authentic home tours of the south. A key highlight of the event will be the Home and Garden Tours. Historic homes and gardens will be explored on a 10-day tour along with carriage and double decker bus rides. On April 6, the Garden Party will take place, where you can stroll through historic gardens with mint juleps and cheese straws from 3:00-6:00 p.m. For more information, go to and click on the calendar of events. 

March 29-30 Memphis
Spring Fling 2019

This Garden Show and Plant Sale will be bursting with activities and sale items for all ages. Featured events include education seminars, hands-on demonstrations, 2,000+ plants for sale, gardening photo exhibit, recycling products and information, gardening books and magazines, and homemade treats, Kid’s Corner with fun children’s activities, plus a mini flea-market will sell gently used garden items. Local food trucks will be on site. The “Ask a Master Gardener” plant clinic offers personalized solutions to a host of gardening issues. Parking and admission free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 901-752-1207.

March 30 Picayune
Smart Landscapes: Native Plants for Home Gardens
The Cosby Arboretum

Design low-care “Smart Landscapes” based on ecological processes. Save money, reduce labor and energy needs, and increase your yard’s biodiversity. This program with arboretum director Pat Drackett will focus on the many choices available for durable, useful, and attractive native plants species that can help you reduce your property’s landscape maintenance needs. 10-11 a.m.  Members $2 and non-members $5. Reservations requested. For more information, please call 601-799-2311 or visit

March 30 Picayune
Monarchs, Milkweed, & Nectar Plants for the Gulf Coast Region
The Crosby Arboretum

Amy Nichols, passionate monarch butterfly enthusiast, Mississippi Native Plant Society member, and Pearl River Master Gardener, will discuss the life cycle of monarch butterflies, their migration, the native milkweeds supporting their larval (caterpillar) stage, and the importance of including nectar plants in your Gulf Coast garden. 1-2 p.m. Members $3 and non-members $5. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 601-799-2311or visit

March 31 New Orleans
Louisiana Rainbow Iris Festival
Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park

Horticulture lovers and gardening enthusiasts are invited to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden for the annual Louisiana and Rainbow Iris Festival, presented by NOMA and the Greater New Orleans Iris Society. Come view the newly bloomed Louisiana irises in the lush sculpture garden. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask on-site iris experts any gardening-related question. 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. flower entries will be accepted. Noon-5 p.m. open to the public. Entry to the festival is free and open to the public. For more information, call 504-658-4100.

April 5-7 Holly Springs
81st Annual Holly Springs Tour of Historic Homes

Home tour ticket price includes admission to five homes, three churches, and three museums. Adult $30, senior/military $27, group discount (10 or more tickets) $25, student (ages 7-16) $12,
children 6 & under free. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Plant-It-Pink Luncheon at The Holly Springs Depot, Friday 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.; Saturday 12:30 p.m.
Ticket $13 (reservations requested). A Walk Through Time Guided Walking Tour of Hillcrest Cemetery, Saturday 10-11:30 a.m., $12 per person – Join us for a walking tour through Hillcrest Cemetery. Tours begin at 10 am, leaving every 20 minutes at
the northwest gate. Purchase tickets in advance online. Tickets may also be purchased the day of tour at the First Baptist Church Activity Center or at the cemetery gate. No tours in the event of rain. Twilight Cemetery Tour & Reception, Saturday 5:30 p.m., $20 per person. For more information, visit or email 

April 6, Jackson
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 
It’s a festival, a nature outing, and a fascinating museum trip all wrapped into one exciting day. From live exotic animals to fish feedings by divers in our giant aquariums. This event has something for everyone. Families and young budding scientists won’t want to miss all the live demonstrations and behind-the-scenes tours with our scientists. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the museum’s native plant garden, play nature games, picnic at the pavilion with food from the food truck vendors (not included with admission price), and take a hike (guided or self-directed) on our beautiful springtime trails. $6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3 and up. Ages under 3 FREE. Museum Members are FREE. For more information, please contact the Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000 or by email at  

April 6, New Albany
Union County Master Gardeners 10th Annual New Albany Home & Garden Show
Historic Downtown New Albany 
This year’s theme is "Dancing into Spring." Free admission. Horticulturists Jason Reeves and Felder Rushing will headline the educational program. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 6-7 New Orleans
Spring Garden Show
New Orleans Botanical Garden

More than 50 horticultural exhibits, family friendly activities, and educational lectures. The festival includes plant sales, garden products sales, a plant health clinic, children’s discovery zone, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children 5-12; FREE for children under 5. Friends of City Park receive free admission. For more information, contact Chris Dunaway at 504-736-6519 or 504-483-9471 or email 

April 7 Picayune
Strawberries & Cream Festival
The Crosby Arboretum

A dedication ceremony for the new historical marker recognizing the Pinecote Pavilion, a Mississippi landmark, will take place at 12:30 p.m. Bring your friends and family out for the afternoon and take a stroll through the arboretum grounds and plant exhibits in full bloom. Listen to music, enjoy ice cream, fresh strawberries, and Picayune Frog Lemonade (ice cream and strawberries are limited). 1-3 p.m. on the Pinecote Pavilion. Admission is free to all for this annual family-friendly event! For more information, call 601-799-2311or visit

April 13, Starkville
Cotton District Arts Festival
Starkville Historic Cotton District 
The festival blends incredible art, music, and food into a showcase event. The festival is hot to more than 125 artisans, as well as a juried art competition and show, Writer’s Village, Taste of Starkville restaurant competition, Pet Parade, Student Art Competition, and much more. Presented by the Starkville Area Arts Council, the Cotton District Arts Festival has been named one of the top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association, a Top 20 Event in the Southeast, and one of the top 5 festivals in Mississippi for 2012-2014 and again in 2015 by Mississippi Magazine. For more information, call 662-324-3080 or visit  

April 13, Tupelo
Lee County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Lee County Extension Office
5338 Cliff Gookin Blvd.

8:00 a.m. to noon. Come early for the best selection of plants! After-sale: Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Some price reductions on Tuesday) A list of available plants can be found on our website:  Follow Lee County Master Gardeners on Facebook for all the latest on our Plant sale and other MG events. Our Plant Sale is the Lee County Master Gardeners' annual fundraiser. Plant Sale proceeds benefit Lee County MG Projects which promote gardening and beautify our community. The proceeds also benefit two MSU undergraduate scholarships and children’s summer camp scholarships. Please bring cash or check to the sale because we know you will find something you have to take home! 

April 13 Picayune
Foraging in South Mississippi
The Crosby Arboretum

Intrigued with the idea of wild plant foraging but don’t know where to start? Join us for this informative program with foraging teacher, Myles Ray, who will cover the edible and medicinal uses of some of South Mississippi’s rich plant life and the skills for foraging or survival. Bring your camera, a collecting basket, and pruners if you have them. 10 a.m.-noon. Members $3, non-members $5. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 601-799-2311or visit

April 13 Holly Springs
Second Saturday Guided Hikes
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Join us for our Second Saturday Guided Hikes, led by certified Audubon Naturalists, beginning at 8:15 a.m. at the Visitor’s Center. Hikes are leisurely explorations of our campus and trails, highlighting the blooms, trees, birds and other wildlife. $5 per person; free with paid admission to regular Saturday programs. Register with Mitch by emailing

April 13 Lafayette
Festival des Fleurs
Blackham Coliseum

Now in its 28th year, more than 100 gardening-related vendors will be the show’s main attraction. Festivalgoers will discover a wealth of resources and activities. Local gardening societies host displays and information kiosks where gardening techniques will be shared with attendees. There will be native plants, flowering shrubs, annuals, perennials, daylilies, roses, hibiscus, pass along plants, orchids, herbs, and much more. The Lafayette Garden Club, Bonsai Society of Acadiana, and Acadiana Orchid Society will be present. There will be displays of floral designs by club members, as well as the group’s horticulture display competition which is open to all gardeners as well as club members. Admission is $5 and free for children under 12. For more information, contact Billy Welsh at or call 337-482-5339.

April 27, Jackson
Metro Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Mynelle Gardens 
Come check out our wide variety of native and naturalized heirloom plants, perennials, shrubs, and trees that are perfectly suited to our Southern soils and climate! After finalizing your plant purchase, please feel free to stroll through Mynelle Gardens! 8 a.m.-noon.  

April 27, Brandon
Rankin County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

8:00am-12noon, 601 Marquette Road, Brandon, MS (Extension Building). For more information visit 

April 27 New Orleans
Orchid Culture Basics
New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Larry Hennessey will cover all the basics you’ll need to know to successfully repot and take care of your orchids. After the orchid class take a walk around the conservatory of two sisters and see our beautiful orchids. The cost is $12. Larry is the past President of the New Orleans Orchid Society and also a member of the American Orchid Society. This event will be held in the garden study center. For more information, call 504-483-9473 or email

May 6, Meridian
Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Farmer's Market on Front Street
From 7:00a.m. - Sold out. All plants grown by members of the EMMG club and sold at affordable prices. Income promotes horticulture student school costs. Free Parking. Phone MSU Extension Service 601-482-9764 for information.

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April 11, Owensville
25th Annual Southwest Ohio Perennial School
Clermont County Extension Service
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of the Southwest Ohio Perennial School. There will be vendors offering an assortment of plants and garden décor. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.Register by April 1 for reduced pricing. For more information or a registration form, visit, call Gigi Neal at 513-732-7070 ext. 102, or email

May 4-5, Westerville
Inniswood Spring Plant Sale 2019
Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Road

Saturday, 9a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. -3p.m. Purchase plants for your garden. A broad selection of perennials, select annuals, and herbs for sale. Sponsored by the Inniswood Volunteers, Inc. and the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit. For more information, visit or

May 30, Medina
Northeast Ohio Pond School
Medina County Park District's Wolf Creek Environmental Center

The 5th annual Pond School will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $25.00 per household and includes take home resources for guests. Deadline to register is MAY 27, 2019. For the first time, registrants can register online with a credit card or send in a form and payment by mail. Visit for more information. New this year are expanded aquatic talks, which will include “Wet and Extreme! Weather and Climate Impacts on Water, Wetlands and Ohio” from OSU Climatologist Aaron Wilson, and “Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels”, a talk on strategies for slowing water runoff into ponds and waterways from the Soil and Water Conservation District. Sessions to choose from include a mix of lecture, hands-on, and outdoor talks covering fish management, algae and weeds, nuisance wildlife issues, and more. If you don't see the session that sounds just right, experts will be available to answer questions and discuss your pond situation. Thinking about constructing a new pond on your property? We'll have advice on that also, from zoning rules to using the right soil for the job. Contact Ashley Kulhanek, OSU Extension, Medina County at 330-725-4911, Ext. 106 for more information. Register at

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March 30 Tulsa
Woodward Park Volunteer Day
Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park
Come out from 8-11 a.m. and help us plant 13 new varieties of American Garden Rose Selections trial roses. Work alongside City of Tulsa gardeners, Tulsa Rose Society members, Linnaeus gardeners, and other community volunteers while we plant at least 52 new roses in the historic Tulsa Rose Garden. For more information, visit or call 918-576-5155.

March 30 Oklahoma City
Seed Starting Workshop
Myriad Botanical Gardens

Starting your own plants from seed is fun, easy, and a great way to save money. In this hands-on experience, you will learn how to start annual flowers, vegetables, and herbs, the best way to take care of your seeds as they germinate and grow (containers, watering, thinning, and lighting) and useful tips, techniques and tools. All participants will plant a variety of seeds to take home and grow. 10 a.m.-noon in The Garden Classroom. The cost is $14 for members and $19 for non-members. For more information, please visit the calendar at or call 405-445-7080.

March 30 Tulsa
Barry Fugatt’s “All About Vegetables” Class
Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park

You truly don’t know vegetables until you’ve heard Barry Fugatt talk about them. Barry will talk about both the old and the new and share his tips on growing vegetables and how to use them. Free admission to TGC members, nonmembers $5. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, visit or call 918-576-5155.

April 6 Tulsa
Springfest at Woodward Park
Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park

Kick off spring with SpringFest at Woodward Park, hosted by the Tulsa Garden Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This annual event is a must-visit for all things gardening. Come shop a large variety of plants, garden art, and food and bring the little ones to our kids’ zone too! Visit for more information or call 918-576-5155.

April 14 Tulsa
Bunny Hunt
Tulsa Botanic Garden

We will have spring-themed games, crafts, and activities, including an “egg” (rock) hunt with prizes, lawn games, a planting activity, and a petting zoo. Planning on a coffee and dessert food truck too. Tickets are limited and all participants (including parents and nonparticipating children) must be registered. Cost for members: age 13+ is $3 per person, member children (age 3-12) $8 per child. Nonmember age 13+ is $8, nonmember child (age3-12) $10. Children 2 and under, admitted free but must be registered. The hunt will take place from 2-4 p.m. To register, go to 

April 20 Tulsa
Orchid Society Plant Show and Sale
Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park

Plant show and sale for the Tulsa Orchid Society 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free! For more information, visit

April 26 Tulsa
Passport Dinner
Tulsa Botanic Garden

Set inside a series of transporting dining rooms in the midst of the garden, our showcase Passport Dinner is an immersive journey through one of the world’s most storied culinary regions. From homestyle classics to modernist interpretations, James Beard and Food & Wine magazine-award-winning chef Jamie Bissonnette (Toro in NYC, Boston, and abroad) will take guests on a six-course tour through the rich, lusty, and exotic cuisines of Spain and Portugal. For one night, feast on heirloom vegetables from small and family farms, line-caught fish, heritage breed meats, wild herbs foraged from the garden, and rare spice blends, all assembled with thought, love, and innovation. This exclusive dinner with Chef Jamie Bissonnette is limited to 200 guests. Global chic. Complimentary parking. Dinner is $1,500 per person, with proceeds benefiting Tulsa Botanic Garden. To reserve your seat, go to and click on the link provided in the calendar of events at

April 27 Tulsa
Tulsa Area Iris Society Plant Show and Sale
Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park

There will be hundreds of irises on display from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Potted iris plants will be for sale. Free admission to the public. For additional information contact or visit



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Little Saplings
Children’s Garden Porch
April 2, 16, 30

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games, and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Each week features a new theme with corresponding activities and learning opportunities. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin, and includes a hands-on craft.

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. 



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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.

April 3, 9:30a.m. - Schroeder Wilson, writer for Oklahoma Gardener magazine, will speak on New Plant Selections for Oklahoma. Will Rogers Gardens Auditorium, 3400 NW 36th Street, OKC April 27, 9 am - 2 pm - Oklahoma Gardeners Association Annual Plant Sale at Urban Mission, 3737 North Portland, Oklahoma City, OK. Wide variety of perennials and annuals and more.

May 8, 9:30a.m. - Adam Sarmiento will speak on Water-saving Landscapes, Will Rogers Gardens auditorium, 3400 NW 36th Street, OKC

June 5, 9:30a.m. - Andrine Suffran, OSU entomologist, will bring her BUG show to the Oklahoma Gardeners Association meeting, Will Rogers Gardens auditorium, 3400 NW 36th Street, OKC

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April 6 Bloomsburg
Spring into Gardening
Ag Services Building

Penn State Master Gardeners of Columbia County host this annual event, which includes five presentations. Doors open at 8 a.m. Cost for the day is $15. Register through Cvent. Call 570-316-6519, email, or visit

April 13 Lancaster
27th Annual Shirley R. Wagner Garden Symposium
Farm and Home Center

Features experts from the Xerces Society, Garden Media Group, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and Penn State Extension speaking on the topics of wildlife, wildflowers, and weeds. Open to all home gardeners. From 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is $65 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Call 717-394-6851 or visit

April 13 and 20 Philadelphia
April at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Experience the beauty of the arboretum’s cherry tree collection in bloom. Both days feature traditional Japanese cultural activities including a cherry tree tour, Japanese garden elements tour, the Kyo Daiko Drumming Crew, and traditional Japanese tea demonstration. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included with garden admission. Call 215-247-5777 or visit

April 16 Berwick
Butterfly Gardening Talk
McBride Memorial Library

Join Penn State Master Gardener Vince Fayock for this gardening talk from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Email or visit

April 27 Philadelphia
Arbor Day - How Does Your Garden Grow?
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Expand your gardening knowledge and discover how to help plants and flowers grow.  Junior Girl Scouts can earn the garden badge. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included with garden admission. Call 215-247-5777 or visit

April 28 Philadelphia
The Spotted Lanternfly Concert
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

The Relâche Ensemble, dedicated to the creation and performance of new music in Philadelphia, in partnership with Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, present a multimedia program of music and dance celebrating our natural world and raising awareness about environmental issues affecting southeastern Pennsylvania. Held at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Included with garden admission. Call 215-247-5777 or visit


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Now-April 7 Nashville
Cheekwood in Bloom

See more than 150,000 blooming bulbs create a color experience in the gardens. Snowdrops, crocus, hyacinths, daffodils, magnolias, redbuds and dogwoods put on an unforgettable show. There will be family activities, entertainment, walking tours and more. See for details.

April 3 Memphis
Dixon Munch & Learn: Dixon Garden Fair Preview with Dale Skaggs
Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Dale Skaggs will preview of the rare and unusual perennials, shrubs and trees available at Dixon’s Garden Fair on April 12 and 13. Noon-1 p.m. See for details.

April 2 Memphis
Memphis Horticultural Society Rare & Unique Plant Silent Auction
Memphis Botanic Garden Goldsmith Room

Join us in the Goldsmith Room for a lively silent auction of rare and unique plants. 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit

April 4-30 Knoxville
Dogwood Arts Trails and Gardens

Knoxville’s iconic dogwood trails date back to 1955 and now cover 12 neighborhoods and 85 miles for a drive, a walk or a bike ride. There are open gardens and camera photo sites on many of the trails. This year’s featured trail is Farragut. Visit for information on locations, dates, and times for the three featured gardens as well as neighborhood drives.

April 5 Kingsport
Wildflower Hike
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

Join one of our free, naturalist-led hikes for a chance to see dozens of flower species native to East Tennessee as they come into bloom. Meet at the Nature Center. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 423-229-9447.

April 6 Brighton
Tipton County Lawn and Garden Expo
Brighton High School

Exciting speakers, exhibits, garden art, children’s activities, door prizes, and more hosted by Tipton County Master Gardeners. Free trees for the early birds. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit

April 6 Nashville
The Fairgrounds Creative Art Building, Annex, and Exhibitors Building

Promoting a healthy, cruelty-free, plant-based lifestyle is the focus of the Nashville VegFest. An exciting lineup of speakers and vegan celebrities will be on hand to educate, showcase and inspire with a variety of family-friendly activities, including cooking and fitness demos and a kids’ fun-zone. This year’s presenting sponsor is The Gentle Barn-a farm sanctuary for abused animals that would otherwise be unable to find homes. $10 for a single day ticket or $45 for a VIP ticket. The VIP ticket includes a goody bag of samples, a t-shirt and a special entrance to the event. Children’s admission is free. This will be a ZERO WASTE event, so please BYOB (bring your own bags or bottles). $5 parking-cash only. First 300 guests through the door will receive goody bags. For more information, visit or email

April 6 Knoxville
Spring Spectacular Plant Sale
UT Gardens

UT Gardens will hold its annual Spring Spectacular Plant Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Our professional horticulture staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions as youshop. The sale will include an array of herbs, edibles, ornamental perennials, annuals, native plants, trees and shrubs. There will be a member preview sale on Friday from 4-7 p.m. for UT Gardens’ members, volunteers, and UT employees. Memberships can be renewed or purchased on Friday in order to attend the preview. An additional perk of membership is a 10 percent discount off plant sale purchases; this discount will apply during the Friday preview sale and the public sale on Saturday. All proceeds benefit UT Gardens. For more information, call 865-974-7324 or visit

April 6 Nashville
Perennial Plant Society of Mid-Tennessee Plant Sale
The Fairgrounds Sports Arena

More than 450 new and tried and true varieties of plants for gardens big and small. Plus, expert advice on choosing and growing plants in middle Tennessee. All profits support horticulture education and scholarships. Parking will be $5, but admission is FREE. 9 a.m.-noon; arrive by 8:30 a.m. for the best selection. For more details and a full plant list, visit If you have questions, please send an email to

April 6 Springfield
Tower Garden Workshop
Tennessee Urban Farm

Learn all about how to grow on the easiest and most successful vertical aeroponic garden system you will find. We will show you how to grow your own fresh vegetables in a very limited space. If you have previously purchased a Tower Garden through Tennessee Urban Farm, your first workshop will be free! If you decide to purchase a Tower Garden through ATL Urban Farms at the end of the workshop, your fee will be refunded. $15 per person or $25 per couple. Space is limited, but workshops will be held rain or shine. For registration or other information, call 615-429-6662, email, or visit  

April 6 Nashville
Start Your Engines: Spring Essentials for Growing Healthy Roses

Join the Nashville Rose Society for a free public meeting. 9-11 a.m. Reservations requested. Visit for details.

April 6 Nashville
11th Annual Native Plant Sale
Cheekwood Botanic Hall

The Garden Club of Nashville hosts this annual sale offering a wide variety of wildflower treasures as well as select native shrubs and flowering trees. Proceeds benefit the Howe Garden. 9-11 a.m. Regular admission applies; gates open at 9 a.m. See for details.

April 8, Memphis
Mid-South Hydrangea Society speaker meeting
Longwood Gardens - A World of Gardens within One Garden
Featured speaker - Karl Gercens
Memphis Botanic Garden - Goldsmith Room
750 Cherry Road

Doors open at 6p.m., program begins at 7p.m. FREE to members. Visitors $5.

April 12 Knoxville
7th Annual Hats in Bloom Luncheon
Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum
Make reservations now for this signature event featuring designer hats by milliner Patricia Frankum and a seated lunch by Chef Peter Glander of Knox Provisions. Sip champagne mimosas and enjoy lunch in a beautiful setting while you can try on and choose designer hats. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Proceeds support the garden. Wearing a hat is not required but wear one if you have one! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

April 12-13 Memphis
Dixon Garden Fair
Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Annual spring plant sale with 15,000 plants. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit

April 12-13 Memphis
Spring Plant Sale
Memphis Botanic Garden

A two-day opportunity to shop from a variety of trees, shrubs and edibles propagated in our own nursery and greenhouse. These selections are ideal for our growing conditions, and are grown for their hardiness, adaptability, and unique characteristics. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit

April 13 Knoxville
Talahi Plant Sale
Lakeshore Park

This annual plant sale begun in 1964 by the Knoxville Garden Club as an exchange among its members was opened to the public three years later. It is the club’s primary fundraiser. The sale includes native plants straight from members’ gardens as well as herbs, trees, shrubs, annuals, baked goods, local artists, vendors and the popular Green Elephant. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit

April 13 Harriman
Backyard Birding
UT Extension Office

Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch or snack to enjoy while they listen to the presentation. Come join us for this free class! Noon-1 p.m. For more information, call 443-540-0521.

April 13-14, Chattanooga
Master Your Garden Expo
Arena Camp Jordan 
Master Your Garden Expo is a 2-day event being held at the Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge. This event showcases a wide variety of products related to agriculture and forestry, machine and garden tools. Admission cost is $10, which covers both days. Children under 12 years FREE. For more information, visit

April 13 Chattanooga
Forest Therapy Walk
Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

Guided forest therapy walks are an open invitation to slow down, become fully present in the moment, and listen to the voice of the forest. Through a standard sequence of invitations, participants develop their own meaningful relationship with nature. This practice leaves participants feeling calmer, lighter, more grounded and relaxed. For more information, visit or call 423-821-1160.

April 13 Nashville
45th Annual Herb & Plant Sale
The Fairgrounds Sports Arena

The sale will feature herbs – common, rare, and international. There will be herb markers and pottery by Roy Overcast. The sale will also have shopping assistants and a plant daycare available for your convenience. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Parking at the fairgrounds is $5. For more information, visit or email 

April 13-14 East Ridge
7th Annual ‘Master Your Garden’ Garden Expo
Camp Jordan Arena

Focusing on gardening and the outdoors, the expo is sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Hamilton County. The expo includes exhibits, demonstrations, educational activities, speakers, plant vendors, benches and iron works, silent auction, children’s activities, door prizes, bonsai exhibit, birdbaths and birdhouses and more. The developer of the Encore azalea, Robert “Buddy” Lee, will present three seminars. Details soon at

April 20 Knoxville
Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Join the Tennessee Valley Earth Partnership for engaging speakers & demonstrators, our youth area, music, food, and craft beer. For more information, visit

April 20 Oak Ridge
UT Arboretum Society's April Hike
UT Arboretum

The weather is starting to get warmer and this is a great time to spend outdoors. Learn about the UT Arboretum’s trails on this short trail hike (1 to 1.5 hours).  Our April hike is one of the official hikes of the 2019 Covenant Health Dogwood Arts Patch Program ( On the April hike we will choose a route to highlight our dogwood collections and any spring ephemerals that may still be in bloom. This is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. No registration is required. To learn more about this hike or for more information on the program, call 483-7277.

April 26 Knoxville
UT Gardens Gala
UT Gardens Friendship Plaza
The seventh annual fundraising event to benefit the academic and educational programs of UT Gardens. There will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment, a silent auction, seated dinner, program, and live auction. 5:30-9:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

April 26-27 Crossville
Spring Flower and Garden Show
Cumberland County Fairgrounds

The theme is “Growing Back to our Roots - A New Look At Old Favorites.” There will be several free educational presentations, exhibits, and a marketplace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit

April 27 Kingston
2019 Plant Sale and Garden Show
Kingston City Park

Enjoy a fun-filled day with us at Kingston City Park. Browse our plants and shop for one of a kind garden art pieces. Vegetables, flowers, herbs, and a variety of plants all grown by our Master Gardeners will be offered at the plant sale. Stop by and get your gardening questions answered by the experts. We love to talk dirt! All proceeds from this event helps support our community projects, such as HUG (Habitat Urban Garden), Children’s Community Gardens, Community Workshops, Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickup, and 4-H scholarships. The Master Gardeners of Roane County are trained by the University of Tennessee Extension and are part of the Tennessee Master Gardener Program. For more information, please contact Bobbi Heneisen at

April 27-28 Kingsport
Spring Garden Fair
Exchange Place Living History Farm
Demonstrations of springtime activities on a 19th century farmstead and thousands of plants, garden accessories, and crafts for sale as well as garden walks, children’s activities, traditional music, baked goods and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m. For more information, visit or call 423-288-6071.

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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April 2 Richmond
Seasonal Garden Walk
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the garden with this specialized garden walk featuring seasonal aspects of the collection. Come dressed for the weather and walking in the garden. Members, no charge, non-members $17. 10-11 a.m. For more information, visit or call 804-262-9887.

April 5 Richmond
Tree Care Symposium
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Tree populations are being affected by changing climates and conditions. This year, we look at how climate is affecting long-range planning for forest management, review the biomechanics of trees in this environment, and consider the fundamentals of soils for successful trees as well as changes in insect behavior. Guest speakers include Dr. Greg Dahle, Program Coordinator for Forest Resources Management and Wood Science and Technology; Associate Professor of Forest Resources Management, West Virginia University, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design; Shawn Kister, director, grounds, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; Joe Murray, Tree Literacy, LLC, Waynesboro; Michael J. Raupp, entomology department, University of Maryland. Fee of $80 includes morning continental breakfast and lunch. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit or call 804-262-9887.

April 6 Virginia Beach
Gardening Workshop: Daylilies – Saw, Soak or Stump
Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Learn how to divide day lilies by the 3’s. A “garden gloves, hands on” workshop with Virginia Beach Master Gardeners with a free take home daylily fan. 9-10:30 a.m. To register, visit

April 6 Alexandria
Plant Shop Opening
Green Springs Garden

Choose from the latest selection of plants: shrubs, native plants, wildflowers, ornamental grasses and unusual perennials and annuals. Friends of Green Spring (FROGS) receive 10% off in the Garden Gate Plant Shop. The Green Spring Master Gardeners are available to answer gardening questions. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit

April 6 Alexandria
Tomato Love
Burke Branch Library

Learn everything you need to know to grow exceptional tomatoes: understand the many varieties; select those that suit your needs; prepare your garden; plant and nurture your plants; and harvest tasty tomatoes of your own this summer. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Advance registration requested at For more information, call 703-228-6414 or email 

April 6-7 Gloucester
Gloucester Daffodil Festival
Main Street

The 33rd Annual Daffodil Festival “Along the Water’s Edge” offers a floral extravaganza right as the beautiful yellow blooms make their appearance. The festival features over 200 handicraft artists, a fantastic food court and amazing entertainment. The parade kicks off the event at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The Daffodil Show continues a 70+ year tradition and is located at the Botetourt Elementary School. For event hours and details, please visit or call 804-693-2355.

April 8 Virginia Beach
All About Crape Myrtles
Advanced Technology Center

Update your information on one of Tidewater’s favorite trees, including what you need to know about Crape Myrtle Bark Scale. Presenter: Chris Epes, VCE Extension Horticulture Agent, Norfolk. 7-8 p.m. For more information, call the Virginia Beach Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension at 757-385-8156.  

April 9 Arlington
Tomato Love
Westover Branch Library

Learn everything you need to know to grow exceptional tomatoes: understand the many varieties; select those that suit your needs; prepare your garden; plant and nurture your plants; and harvest tasty tomatoes of your own this summer. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Advance registration requested at For more information, call 703-228-6414 or email 

April 12-13 Harrisonburg
Native Plant Sale
James Madison University, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Celebrate spring by attending JMU’s native plant sale and then wander an intricate trail system through fascinating exhibits in 125 acres of arboretum, including a mature oak and hickory forest, daffodil garden and fern valley. Don’t miss the herb garden, wetlands and experimental planting area featuring hybrid azaleas. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 540-568-3194 or visit for information. 

April 17 Arlington
Arlington Mill Community & Senior Center

Learn, Grow, and Play at EarthFest, a free, fun Earth Day Festival during APS spring break where you will learn about compost, recycling, energy efficiency and much more. 10 a.m.-noon. For information, visit or call Nicholas Englund at 703-228-7369.

April 20 Chesapeake
Chesapeake City Park

Fun event in the park where children 8-and-under can join in for a variety of activities and eggcitement from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Children should bring a basket or bag for the egg hunt. Join Peter Cottontail for a picture. Parents don’t forget your camera. For information, call 757-382-6411 or visit

April 25-28 Hillsboro
Gardens in the Gap

The second annual Gardens in The Gap returns with a full slate of activities tailored for gardeners, history enthusiasts, lovers of wine, beer, food, art, crafts and more. Nestled in the gap of the Short Hills in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the historic 260-year-old Town of Hillsboro’s signature springtime event—in only its second year—has become a region-wide favorite. This year’s program features a lecture by best-selling author and historian Andrea Wulf along with exclusive tours of area gardens. Jointly sponsored by the Town of Hillsboro and the Old Stone School Preservation Trust, proceeds from Gardens in The Gap go to the preservation of Hillsboro’s 1874 Old Stone School. Tickets, special packages and information are available at

April 27 Arlington
Arlington Home Show & Garden Expo
Kenmore Middle School
Sustainable landscaping practices can have a positive impact on the health of your home garden and the value of your property. This year’s family-friendly community event offers classes on turf alternatives, edible landscaping, and energy smart landscape lighting solutions. Extension Master Gardeners at the Ask the Master Gardener table will answer your questions on a variety of topics such as composting, mosquito and tick control, and vegetable gardening. For more information, visit

April 27 Richmond
Herbs Galore & More

Dozens of vendors from the mid-Atlantic with every imaginable herb as well as annuals, perennials, trees, vegetables, and herbal products and crafts for this one-of-a-kind event. Seminars include: The Abcs of Herbs, Harvesting & Drying Culinary and Medicinal Herbs, Preserving the Harvest: A Look at Kimchi, and 2019 Herb of the Year: Anise Hyssop. $5 for marketplace, free for Maymont members and children 16 & under. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit

April 27 Goochland
15th Annual Spring Garden Fest
Reynolds Community College

A free, family friendly event that is a celebration of all things related to gardening. SGF 2019 will include the much loved GPMGA Plant Sale, with a wide variety of plants at great prices, an Ask the Master Gardener station for free gardening help, and lots of fun gardening related vendor booths. For more information, contact the Goochland Cooperative Extension office at 804-556-5841 or visit

April 27 Alexandria
Grow Your Own Herbal Teas
Barrett Branch Library

Enjoy creating your own herbal tea garden! Bring the flavor, health, beauty and convenience of homegrown herbs to your teatime. Our simple DIY techniques will show you how to plant, care for and harvest herbs that thrive in our area – in a garden or in containers – for flavorful teas with minimal time and effort. 10:30 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 703-228-6414 or email

April 30 Arlington
Grow Your Own Herbal Teas
Shirlington Branch Library

Enjoy creating your own herbal tea garden! Bring the flavor, health, beauty and convenience of homegrown herbs to your teatime. Our simple DIY techniques will show you how to plant, care for and harvest herbs that thrive in our area – in a garden or in containers – for flavorful teas with minimal time and effort. 7-8 p.m. For more information, call 703-228-6414 or email

May 11 Charlottesville
Piedmont Master Gardeners Through the Garden Gate

Through the Garden Gate, the 18th annual series of visits to local gardens in and around the Charlottesville area continues with a visit to Waterperry Farm, 4284 Ballard’s Mill Road in Free Union hosted by the Piedmont Master Gardeners and the Thomas Jefferson Garden Club. The garden which has been developed over 28 years features a rose garden, a meandering shade walk, crabapples and yews and a recently installed fountain. In addition, there is a reflecting pool a formal cutting garden and a greenhouse, as well as a stream-fed bog, a large pond and a waterfall. Admission is $5.00 For more details, visit or call 434-472-4581.

May 11, Williamsburg
"PLANTS with a PURPOSE" Plant Sale
Williamsburg Botanical Garden
Located within Freedom Park at 5537 Centerville Road
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plant sale will focus on gardening for the benefit of pollinators with native plants and more. Get answers to your gardening questions at VCE Master Gardeners Mobile Help Desk at the sale. Proceeds benefit the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. Request our eNews at or by texting WBGARDEN to 22828.

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April 4, Madison
Backyard Chickens

Dane Co. UW Extension
Learn from Ron Kean, UW-Extension Poultry Specialist, on how to best care for your small flock of egg-layers in a backyard setting. From 6:30-9 p.m., $12. Part of the Green Thumb Gardening Class Series. 

April 4 & 11, Green Bay
Pruning Shade Trees

Green Bay Botanical Garden
Vijai and Doug will demonstrate the basics of pruning shade trees. This class takes place outside—dress for the weather. Presented in partnership with UW-Extension and N.E.W. Master Gardeners’ Association. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cost: $7/Pre-registration; $10/At the Door.

April 7, Milwaukee
World of Dancing
Mitchell Park Domes

The colors, music and presentation of ethnic dancing will showcase our cultural heritage and rich history. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 11, Madison
Flower Gardening
Dane Co. UW Extension

Learn general techniques for selecting, planting, and caring for annuals and perennials. The session will also highlight new and recommended varieties. Taught by Lisa Johnson, Dane County UW-Extension Horticulture Program. From 6:30-9 p.m., $12. Part of the Green Thumb Gardening Class Series.

April 12, Green Bay
Garden Sprouts: Super Seeds
Green Bay Botanical Garden

Come discover how super seeds can be—taste, touch and plant your very own seeds to take home. This program is designed for children age 3-5 and one accompanying adult. Price per one adult and one child, age 3-5. Additional children half price. 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $8/GBBG Member; $13/Non-Member

April 18, Madison
Lawn Care, Dane Co. UW Extension

Learn from Doug Soldat, UW-Extension Turf Specialist, how to select, start, and maintain a lawn of turfgrass. 6:30-9 p.m., $12. Part of the Green Thumb Gardening Class Series. 

April 23-27
Springtime in St. Louis
See St. Louis like never before! Called the "Gateway to the West," this trip will leave you calling St. Louis the "Gateway to Great Gardens!"Join Olbrich Botanical Gardens' Horticulturist, Erin Presley on this tour of springtime splendor. Tour Includes: Round-trip motorcoach transportation from Madison, 4 nights at Hampton Inn St. Louis - Downtown, daily continental breakfast at the hotel, 2 lunches and 1 dinner, all entrances and fees to activities/gardens listed above, plus a few surprises, free time to explore the great city of St. Louis, travel with Erin Presley, horticulturist at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. For more information, or to book this tour, contact Burkhalter Tours: Shaina Flum - Group Travel Coordinator, phone: 1-800-556-9286 Ext. 250, email:

April 24, Green Bay
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Green Bay Botanical Garden

Learn the basics of vegetable gardening: plan your garden, prep the soil, and select varieties. Vijai Pandian, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cost: $7/Person; $10/At the Door

April 27-28, Milwaukee
Art in the Green
Mitchell Park Domes

An art festival featuring affordable local art with entertainment, food and beverages. Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

May 11, West Bend
33rd Annual Wildflower and Perennial Sale
Lac Lawrann Conservancy
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Huge selection of Wisconsin native plants for wetland, woodland and prairie gardens as well as garden perennials and herbs. Handmade trellis’ and garden art. Volunteers take all precautions to avoid spreading Asian Jumping worms. For more information visit

May 17, Sturgeon Bay
Join the Door County Master Gardeners  Friday evening, May 17, 5:00 - 7:00 Pm, at The UW Peninsular Research Station 4312 HWY 42, Sturgeon Bay, for 1st Pick!, an exclusive early access event for the Door County Master Gardener’s annual Spring Plant sale and fundraiser. At 1st Pick, shop cool plants, avoid the crowds, win free stuff and help benefit a local not-for-profit. Tickets $10.00 each or 2 for $15.00. Visit or email for additional information.

May 18, West Allis
SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardener Perennial Plant Sale
Wisconsin State Fair Exploratory Park, 640 S. 84th Street

Rain or shine. 12,000+ Wisconsin grown perennials, trees, shrubs, natives, bulbs. Plant Health Advisors and education tables available for questions. Cash or checks only

May 26, Madison
Madison Area Iris Society Show
Olbrich Gardens
This will be a judged, cut stalk show. Open for public viewing from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.

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.

June 22, Milwaukee
South Milwaukee Historical Society Garden Tour
Visit 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.



Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events

Boerner Botanical Gardens

The Domes, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

Green Bay Botanical Garden

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Monk Botanical Gardens

Rotary Botanical Gardens


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.